Black Bean and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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Potty training. That basically sums up our weekend. This is my third kiddo going through potty training and I’ll have to say it is going really well! We talked about it with him for several weeks before and told him when he turned 3, we wouldn’t be using diapers anymore. I think all that preparation paid off,…

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Parmesan-Caper Potato Bites

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The Holiday season is quickly approaching and we’ll all be searching for the perfect appetizers and holiday dishes to make. I love potatoes and think they are just he perfect addition to any meal- roasted whole or cut with rosemary and garlic, but my new favorite are these adorable potato bites. Yes, I just called these adorable….

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Asian Noodle Salad With Peanut Dressing

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The fun thing about being in charge of the food around here is that I get to cook whatever I feel like eating! Pasta with veggies tossed in a peanut dressing. That’s what I wanted. As I mentioned before, we had company over a couple weeks ago (our good friends from Texas) and when hosting any…

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Kitchen Memories: Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

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Food is a wonderful way to express love. Whether it’s having company over or cooking for loved ones, it’s meaningful to serve something homemade. It’s even more meaningful when you get to cook with the ones you love, like family. This breakfast casserole reminds me of family. There are multiple occasions where I remember my…

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Make-Ahead Salad Bowls

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Hi friends. Just popping in for a quick visit to share this fabulous salad inspired by Starbucks. That’s right, you heard me….a salad inspired by Starbucks! I was in there this week with about 25 minutes to spare before picking up my daughter from preschool. I had our sitter watching the other kids so I…

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Cheesy Brown Rice Gratin with Zucchini and Eggplant

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I wouldn’t say rice is my favorite grain; I do love it with Asian food but it doesn’t make a very regular appearance in my weekly menus. A couple years ago my kids tried the traditional cheesy broccoli rice casserole during the Holidays and loved it. When I saw this dish, Cheesy Brown Rice Gratin…

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Pesto Chicken Salad

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Chicken salad is so personal- everyone makes their own favorite version. I have never loved a heavy-mayo based chicken salad until I had one at a wedding shower a long, long ago- it was made with fresh tarragon, celery and some other basic ingredients. Even though I have come around to mayo-based chicken salads (although…

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Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs {Slow Cooker Recipe}

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I have become a little obsessed with the slow cooker lately. It’s just so convenient to start dinner in the morning but have it ready to go when the kids get hungry at approximately 5:30pm. My dad found this Emeril recipe a couple years ago for Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs. We made it when I lived…

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Crostini with Whipped Feta and Tomatoes

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This is hands down one of my favorite appetizers ever. I made it for the first time a while back when my mom was in town and we ate it several nights for dinner. Wine and crostini. What more do you need? By the way, have you ever wondered the difference between crostini and bruschetta?…

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