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Triple Cheese Rolls

Another week, another bread-making attempt. Thanks in large part to my friend Shelly, who keeps inspiring me with her drool-worthy homemade bread pictures (check out her latest blog entry on English muffin bread!), I’ve been trying my hand at yeast bread recipes from the King Arthur Flour web site. A few days ago, I made … Continue reading

Asparagus and Poached Egg Over Pasta

Last week, I made another winner from Skinnytaste: asparagus and poached eggs over pasta. If you don’t like soft-cooked eggs, or if you prefer bolder-flavored pasta dishes, then this one may not be for you, but I found it delicious. The flavors and textures are simple but satisfying — sweet, slightly crunchy asparagus, savory cheese, … Continue reading

Lasagna Rolls

Over the weekend, I made lasagna rolls, and they were a huge hit with Johnny and the boys. I was craving lasagna, but I didn’t want to make a huge pan of it when we weren’t expecting any guests. Whenever I make lasagna for just the four of us, I always end up throwing a … Continue reading

Maple Oatmeal Bread

Ever since my successful attempt at making whole wheat bread, I’ve been on a bread-making kick. Last week, I decided to try King Arthur Flour’s whole wheat oatmeal honey bread, after seeing it on my friend Shelly’s Facebook page. It wasn’t until after I’d finished making the bread that I realized I’d actually made a … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Yay, Spring Break is Over!

Last week, Jack was on spring break. Having both boys around all day just about fried my brain, so much so that I couldn’t come up with any clever theme or title for this week’s lunch entry ;). Even though Jack’s only in preschool from 9 a.m. to noon each day, I guess I’ve gotten … Continue reading

Creamy Quinoa with Brown Sugar and Fruit

When our friend Christina was visiting last month, she mentioned that she sometimes makes a yummy quinoa dish with fruit for breakfast. At the time, I had never heard of using quinoa for a sweet breakfast dish — I was only accustomed to it as an ingredient for savory sides or entrees for lunch or … Continue reading

Roasted Five Spice Chicken Legs

I try not to write about two similar dishes in a row, but I can’t resist featuring these roasted five spice chicken legs from Skinnytaste even though I’ve already written about an Asian-inspired meat entree this week. These chicken legs were a snap to prepare, made my house smell heavenly, and at only 295 servings … Continue reading

Asian Flank Steak Skewers

I don’t know about everyone else, but we’re in serious detox mode here after our Easter weekend indulgences (plus, our trip to Kauai is only four weeks away!). So, last night’s Asian flank steak skewers came courtesy of Skinnytaste, one of my favorite food blogs — so far, everything I’ve made from there (including the … Continue reading

Kiwi and Banana Palm Trees

Jack has been on a major kiwi kick lately. It started when his preschool served some kiwi slices as a snack a couple of weeks ago. He’s had kiwi, both the green and golden varieties, before, but I guess he doesn’t remember, because that day, he came home from school raving about this “great new … Continue reading

Cute Easter Centerpiece

For the past few Easters, I’ve seen pictures floating around the Internet of adorable centerpieces where there are somehow Peeps and jellybeans in a vase of tulips. Not being very creative at heart, I had no idea how Peeps and tulips could be in a vase of fresh flowers without getting completely soggy, but a … Continue reading

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