Kids’ lunches

Trader Joe’s Easy Three-Bean Salad

August 23, 2016
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My husband and I went to a party this past Memorial Day. Everyone brought a dish and I immediately went for the bean salad. Later on, I discovered it was a Trader Joe’s creation. If you regularly shop at Trader Joe’s, you know they’re always featuring an easy recipe to taste. So the next morning […]

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7 Ways I Maintain Health When Life Gets Crazy

June 9, 2016
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Over the past month or so it’s been a bit hectic here. First, is the realization my kids are going to be out of school in early June and my next book is not even close to done yet. So I’ve been working extra hard, waking up before 5 and going all day. Then there’s […]

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Baked Chicken & Bean Taquitos [Recipe]

July 22, 2014
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A couple of years ago Big A discovered the joy of taquitos (or what we called “rolled tacos” in my day).  This isn’t surprising as she loves food that is crispy, which is probably why she’s not super enthusiastic with my usual baked chicken taquitos.  Of course, I’m competing with Rubio’s chicken taquitos, which are […]

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3 Ingredient Crepes [Palachinke]

May 16, 2014
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Both of my parents immigrated to the U.S. from the former Yugoslavia and I grew up with Serbian food traditions.  One of my favorites was palachinke, a Serbian crepe.  My mom made it with just flour, eggs and milk and we usually filled it with jam or cinnamon sugar. Other recipes call for adding butter, […]

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Chicken, Roasted Peppers and Hummus Pita [Recipe]

September 3, 2013
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Every once and a while I have a meal out that I want to replicate at home. It’s rare that I’m successful but I usually come out with something acceptable. In this case it was a pita sandwich with chicken, spinach and roasted red peppers with an eggplant spread I had at lunch one day […]

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World’s Best Chicken Tender Recipe

May 27, 2013
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One of my husband and mine’s favorite holiday movie is Elf with Will Ferrell.  If you saw it, you probably remember the part where he congratulates the owner of “World’s Best Coffee,” by saying “You did it!” That’s where I got the idea for naming this recipe.  Is this actually the world’s best chicken tender […]

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Cheesy Pasta with Broccoli [Recipe]

March 5, 2013
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My site was down over the weekend so I apologize if anyone was trying to access it. While there were some hiccups during the site redesign, it is done now so check it out when you have time (for those of you who get my email newsletter just click through). I’m also extending the Fresh […]

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Veggie Oat Muffins [Recipe]

January 11, 2013
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Little D and I are the muffin lovers in the family.  As I mentioned in my White Bean Banana Bread post, I prefer muffins and sweet breads without a lot of sugar. These get enough sweetness from the brown sugar and banana. You can also substitute with canned pumpkin and add more sugar if you […]

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Baked Salmon Sticks [Recipe]

November 13, 2012
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Salmon is one of our favorite fish dishes around here.  Little D used to be a fan but is off it at the moment.  Big A has always like the “idea” of salmon. When she was around 4, she used to say how much she loved it even though she’d barely touch it.  As she turned […]

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Greek Pita Pizzas [Recipe]

October 15, 2012
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When I saw this recipe on Annie’s Eats I knew I would love it. Not only was I right, but I have made it a bunch of times since first trying it. I always have the ingredients on hand and it’s a super quick meal. I love serving it alongside a big salad. My kids […]

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