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Better than Panera broccoli cheddar soup

by Karen on February 1, 2012

I’m back on the fitness train, so it will be a long time before I can enjoy this particular recipe again. But that’s no reason I can’t share it with you! I am an absolute fanatic for broccoli cheddar soup, and this experiment started when we attempted to recreate Panera’s version. This is a blend […]

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Super simple slow cooker hot beef sandwiches

by Karen on January 25, 2012

This recipe comes from my parents. I’m not sure if it was originally devised by my mom or dad or if they picked it up from someplace else, but I know they’ve been making it on Sundays for years. With just five main ingredients, it couldn’t be simpler, and it’s really delicious. Perfect football food […]

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Thanksgiving menu with recipes

by Karen on November 17, 2011

One of the perks of having families on separate sides of the state is that we don’t have to try to cram two dinners into one day on Thanksgiving. Last year, we hosted Tony’s family for a meal the week before Thanksgiving, and we celebrated with my family on Thanksgiving day. This year, it’s reversed. […]

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Lasagna with old-fashioned marinara sauce

by Karen on November 9, 2011

This is one of the only recipes that I prefer to cook instead of Tony. The recipe came from my mom. It was my favorite meal when I was a kid, and it’s one of the first things I ever learned to cook, so I have a lot of fun making it myself. It’s not […]

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Chicken and broccoli stir fry

by Karen on November 2, 2011

Every once in a while, I get a craving for Chinese food. What I do not crave, however, is the MSG and other generally yucky stuff in Chinese takeout. I’d also prefer not to spend a third of our weekly grocery budget on one meal. We found this recipe one night when I was craving […]

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This is one of our favorite go-to comfort food recipes. Who doesn’t love homemade macaroni and cheese? While adding fresh vegetables to the dish doesn’t counteract the butter, cheese, and whole milk, it does add lots of nutrients and flavor, and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies into a picky kid’s diet. This […]

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know my husband is the cook in our house. It’s not that I can’t cook; I know my way around the kitchen. It’s just that my husband is a more inventive and more accomplished cook, and since it’s something he enjoys doing, he cooks dinner […]

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Summertime = ice cream. Obviously. So now that summer is here, and Judah still doesn’t seem to be tolerating dairy in my diet, I was understandably bummed about it. I looked at the “ice cream alternatives” in the grocery store — there are soy, rice, almond, and coconut milk varieties — but I sort of […]

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Life-changing chocolate banana smoothie

by Karen on July 27, 2010

One of my favorite indulgences is the Starbucks Banana Chocolate Vivanno. Sadly, I no longer live near a Starbucks (probably a good thing since my frequent cravings would lead me to drink lethal amounts of decaf and cost us a fortune). The good news is I stumbled across this recipe in Real Simple magazine a […]

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