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Roasted Balsamic Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese

Posted on Dec 18th, 2014

I like most variety of winter squash, but Lo isn’t a big fan.  He’ll eat a squash dish if I make it (usually), but he’s not a big fan…just a…

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Avocado and Kiwi Salsa

Posted on Aug 24th, 2012

Our friends had an opening ceremonies wine party for the Olympics, which I thought was a spectacular idea.  Each couple had to "claim" a country and…

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Balsamic Autumn Salad Redo

Posted on Jan 19th, 2012

  I posted about making this Balsamic Autumn Salad last week, but upon eating leftovers, I realized there are a few changes that I’d make. The…

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Braised Potatoes with Pepper and Paprika

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

I made these potatoes a couple of years ago for Easter and realize I never posted about them, other than mentioning them in another post.  It was…

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Cabbage and Cheddar Gratin

Posted on Nov 21st, 2012

Two years ago I didn't think I had any use for cabbage, except for an occasional garnish on fish tacos.  I was participating in an CSA that year, I…

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Chard with Bacon and Apple

Posted on Jan 28th, 2012

Chard with Bacon and Apple -  before cooking I had lots of apples left from our trip to Lynd's Fruit Farm in the late fall and they were…

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Cheesy Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers

Posted on May 20th, 2014

I love the bags of those cute mini peppers at the grocery store.  I know bell peppers "should" be purchased organically because they are part of the…

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Chipotle Corn Salad

Posted on Aug 9th, 2012

Chipotle Corn Salad is one of my favorite things to make in the summer for get togethers because it's simple and fresh.  Chipotle Corn Salad is…

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Crab Sushi Salad

Posted on Sep 14th, 2012

I made this when our friends came over for dinner and served it with Quinoa Burgers and Zucchini and Prosciutto Skewers.  We love sushi, so I knew…

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Cranberry Lentil Salad

Posted on Jun 20th, 2013

Lentils are one of my favorite grains...or beans...or seeds.  Whatever they are, I really like them.  I don't make them nearly enough, which is…

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Crispy Oven Fries

Posted on Mar 1st, 2012

Crispy Oven Fries I prefer to make fries from potatoes rather than buy frozen french fries (though to be honest, I have those in the freezer…

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Easter Meal 2011

Posted on Apr 5th, 2012

For the last few years, we've stayed home on Easter. Traffic on Sunday night is so terrible (especially coming from my parent's in NE Ohio). The…

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Fall Pumpkin Risotto

Posted on Nov 9th, 2012

I've been craving risotto and it seemed like the perfect time of the year to make pumpkin risotto.  Arborio rice, or risotto rice, is naturally…

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Fast Dinner with Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2012

I went to yoga at Arena District Athletic Club on Thursday after work (I have a pass with free classes), so I wanted to make a simple dinner.  We…

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Fiesta Quinoa

Posted on Jul 11th, 2012

I needed something quick to make for dinner tonight to serve with some frozen haddock from Trader Joe's that I had thawed.  I considered rice but it…

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Fiesta Quinoa and Haddock

Posted on Aug 27th, 2012

I've been trying to prepare more seafood because we really love it and its easy to make and healthy.  Quinoa has been my favorite grain for a long…

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Gluten Free Baked Quinoa and Cheese

Posted on Jan 10th, 2013

We had to work Christmas Eve and were heading to celebrate Christmas with Lo's family in the morning.  I was craving a mac and cheese type dish…

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Gluten Free Chipotle Meatloaf

Posted on Dec 4th, 2012

I had it in my head that we'd have lentil meatballs, pasta, and Private Selection Arrabbiata Sauce that I got for free as a part of my Private…

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Grilled Carrots with Carrot Greens Pesto

Posted on Nov 21st, 2013

If this picture looks familiar, it's because I just posted it when I posted the Braised Potatoes recipe.  Someone commented on the carrots, so I…

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Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Posted on Oct 19th, 2012

During zucchini season I often buy zucchini without any plan for it.  Days go by and I realize that I still don't have a plan and I don't want it to…

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Grilled Zucchini Ribbons and Prosciutto

Posted on Sep 7th, 2012

Prosciutto is the new bacon and this recipe proves it.  I saw this recipe in a Food and Wine newsletter and I knew I had to make it while zucchini…

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Mashed Cheddar Chili Zucchini

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2011

This was a tasty side dish and a great way to use up extra zucchini.  The picture is ugly, but it's tasty and easy Mashed Cheddar Chili Zucchini…

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Recipe and Berio® Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review

Posted on Jun 5th, 2012

As a BzzAgent, I was given the chance to try out Filippo Berio® Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  I'm a big olive oil fan for the nutritional benefits and…

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Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

Posted on Feb 4th, 2012

I threw this dinner together one night with leftovers and it was so good.  The last time I made a pork loin, I cooked it in the crockpot and then…

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Quick Homemade Refried Beans

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013

Last week I was dying for quesadillas almost everyday.  We didn't really have any dinner plans and Lo said "go make yourself a dang quesadilla". …

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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Posted on Apr 9th, 2013

I love asparagus and spring = asparagus.  It's not ready in Ohio yet, since we haven't had spring yet, but I couldn't resist buying some when it was…

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Teriyaki and Cilantro

Posted on May 6th, 2011

This was a super-simple recipe that I made in March.  It was tasty - nothing that blew my mind, but I'd make it again.Roasted Sweet Potatoes…

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Salmon with Cilantro Pesto and Lentil Salad

Posted on Apr 20th, 2012

We picked up some nice salmon filets when they were on sale at Giant Eagle last week and decided to make them the next day.  I didn't really have a…

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Sautéed Mushrooms with Spinach and Pepper

Posted on Apr 14th, 2011

I'm on a quest to like mushrooms, and I think I'm part-way there.  I don't know that I'll ever love them raw, but cooked with some sort of…

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Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Posted on Jun 27th, 2012

I love baked beans - a lot.  I don't like many canned baked beans, but I used to love these: yes, baked beans with chicken.  I used to eat half a…

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Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Posted on Aug 11th, 2011

I love baked beans - a lot.  I don't like many canned baked beans, but I used to love these: yes, baked beans with chicken.  I used to eat…

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Super Bowl Party Recipes

Posted on Feb 1st, 2013

I LOVE football.  I don't love it when the Steelers suck, but oh well.  I don't hate the Ravens, but I hate Ray Lewis (and Michael Vick).  I hate…

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Sweet and Spicy Squash

Posted on Dec 5th, 2013

I wanted to post this before Thanksgiving because it makes a fab Thanksgiving side dish (as a matter of fact, I made it again for that - but didn't…

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Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

Posted on Aug 5th, 2011

Swiss Chard and ChickpeasServings: 2 servings2 tablespoons olive oilSwiss chard1/4 cup green garlic (Sub 1/4 c green onions and 1 clove of garlic)1/2…

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There’s Fungus Among Us

Posted on Jan 16th, 2012

Mushrooms, specifically. We both hated mushrooms. And now we both like them (dare I say, love?). I don’t know if I encountered many mushrooms…

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Warm Potato Toss with Spinach and Feta

Posted on Jul 1st, 2012

I made this tasty side dish last year to go with some grilled grub. Neither of us really like typical potato salad, so this was a nice substitute. …

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