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Champ, or how to Irish up your Mashed Potatoes

Are you looking for something to jazz up your corned beef and cabbage Saint Patrick’s Day dinner or perhaps a way to liven up boring old mashed potatoes? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Let me tell you … Continue reading

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Pizza Frittata, or What to do With Your Left Over Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti features prominently on our dinner menus because it’s so fast and convenient to make and even if you use store bought sauce, you can customize and vary it by adding different ingredients.  Of course there are always leftovers, and … Continue reading

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Baked Falafel Patties

Falafels are Middle Eastern patties primarily made of mashed up chick peas that I think are a little piece of heaven.  I don’t remember when I first had falafel but it may have been at the Middle East Restaurant and … Continue reading

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Green Eggs and Ham – How I got my kid to eat spinach

I have the biggest trouble getting my little one to eat green vegetables and they’re really hard to “hide” in other foods. The last time we had spinach, which was on her request, it ended up being thrown across the … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower – A Beautiful Little Side Dish

  Cauliflower was one of the vegetables my Little Missy used to eat with no problems back in the days before she went on veggie strike.  She ate it steamed, straight up. Then I was able to convince her to … Continue reading

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Creamy Polenta and Chorizo Bake

  Totally stumped for dinner ideas and with a fridge desperately in need of restocking I was looking around the web for inspiration for some chorizo that needed to get used up.  I had an idea that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Potato and Ham Casserole – Five Ingredients and It’s Done!

I’ve been struggling lately with the whole cooking business. Maybe it’s the nightly power struggles to get my little girl to eat; maybe it’s the shorter days and dreary weather, complete with a recent October Nor’Easter that knocked out power … Continue reading

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Chili Chicken Enchiladas

  As I mentioned in my Fire Roasted Pepper post I was planning to make chicken enchiladas and if they turned out any good, I’d post the recipe.  Well, during dinner Little Missy pulled a piece of chicken from her … Continue reading

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Mouthwatering Mushroom and Onion Quiche and Round Two Rustic Tomato and FetaTart

We frequently buy Costco’s egg white quiches because they are handy for a quick meal and Little Missy loves them.  Unfortunately our local Costco hasn’t sold our favorite two-pack of broccoli cheddar and spinach quiches lately so I decided to make my own … Continue reading

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Fish Soup in Half an Hour

Today at 11:30 am Little Missy declared that she was hungry and wanted “soup soup with goldfish.”  As a result of her recent ear infection related outright refusal to eat anything I have offered her, I figured I’d better get … Continue reading

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