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Caramelized onion pizza with arugula and truffle oil

February 21, 2012 “Banish the onion from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it. more »»

Hummus: two ways (but not too close together)

February 14, 2012 When I was in high school, my boyfriend Bert’s father was from Lebanon. I guess he was from Lebanon way before I was in high school; but, you know what I mean. Bert’s mother was Italian. more »»

Follow Your Heart Dressing

February 7, 2012 By Wendy Monro Have you ever taken photos of yourself in a bikini? I am talking to the women out there. more »»

Almost Guilt-Free French Fries

January 31, 2012 Okay, I have been doing really well with this whole eating healthy plan. Well, kind of. You see, I do have one weakness. No matter what, I cannot seem to resist french fries. I try and I tr. more »»

Cooking — without oil!

January 24, 2012 OK, I am really getting confused here. I thought olive oil was so good for you. more »»

Celeriac mashed potatoes

January 17, 2012 This week is my birthday week. I will be forty-one on Saturday. We never celebrate just one day. We always celebrate the whole week. We also get to choose which day we want to start the festivities. more »»

Porcini risotto with roasted portabellas

January 10, 2012 I really cannot stand it when one of my children gets sick. My entire week has been spent trying to rid them of the stomach flu. Well, Daphne had the stomach flu and Jack was faking it. more »»

A recipe for crispy kale

January 3, 2012 How does time keep flying by and I stay feeling the same? Actually, sometimes I feel young and sometimes I don’t. more »»

Baked Ziti

December 29, 2011 What an amazing beautiful Christmas week we are having here in southern Minnesota. I can’t believe how remarkable it can be without any snow blanketing the ground and rooftops. more »»

Cauliflower Soup

December 20, 2011 I am sitting in the passenger seat of our car while we drive up to the Rocky Mountains on our way to Minnesota. We can’t wait to spend Christmas up there. more »»

Penne with Sausage and Swiss Chard

December 13, 2011 Would my kids despise me if I wrote a book titled, Raising Morons? Probably. My mom helped me with that title. She knows because I was once her moron teenager. more »»

Fish Provencale combats winter blahs

December 6, 2011 Has it happened yet? Is anyone out there getting the winter blues? I know it’s early in the game, but I thought I would mention it before it’s too late. Of course, I don’t mean you. more »»

Roasted Root Vegetable Cassoulet

November 29, 2011 I had an amazing Thanksgiving with my family in California. I don’t know how my mom keeps out doing herself every year. This year, she cooked everything without my help for twenty-five people. more »»

Stuffed Mushrooms

November 22, 2011 My mom put me in charge of appetizers for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Usually, I get there and start cooking with my mom a day or two before the big day. more »»

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

November 15, 2011 “Be good and you will be lonesome.” –Mark Twain I stole this quote from my friend, Michael Nolan’s Facebook status the other day. It really applies to my life right now. more »»

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

November 8, 2011 Lately, it seems like our kids want to spend more and more time away from my husband and me. Gone are the days when Jack calls me up at 10 p.m. asking if I could pick him up from the sleep over. more »»

Fall Super Green Chili

November 1, 2011 This has turned out to be a fantastic fall so far, mostly because I have been able to spend some of it with my stepdaughter, Ella. more »»

Sneaky vegetable lasagna

October 25, 2011 Wednesday, my kids stayed home from school sick. They both convinced me in the morning that their stomachs hurt. By noon, they were up, playing on the computers, and looking healthy. more »»

Orecchiette with White Bean and Artichoke Alfredo

October 18, 2011 I don’t know how many times I will have to learn this lesson before I get it through my thick skull: I cannot predict the future. more »»

Grilled Vegetable Burritos, Enchilada Style

October 11, 2011 I am not sure what is happening to my brain lately. I keep getting common phrases wrong. Just today, I was talking on the phone with my mom and I said, “I always want the kids to go for the sta. more »»

 
 

 

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