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Beet Coconut Blender Soup

Beet Coconut Blender Soup

I was craving a cold soup, and beet anything disappears fast around here. So I decided to make the least complicated beet soup I could dream up. This one requires no cooking – just a whiz in the blender. It doesn’t get easier than that! […]

Salsa fresca Chicken

Salsa fresca Chicken

Monday nights are a bit wild around here. The bigs have piano lessons at 6. So we often do crock pot and feed everyone fast. This baked chicken is almost as fast, and fresher-tasting for summer. Tonight we had it with roasted green pointy cauliflower […]

Southwest potatoes au gratin

Southwest potatoes au gratin

Dave’s from Arizona, and I learned the basics of cooking in a French farmhouse. Seriously. This one’s a little of him, and a little of me. But everybody likes it! And as our house is a constant test kitchen environment full of fickle critics, trust […]

World’s best banana bread

World’s best banana bread

One of the first foods I conquered was banana bread. I went through a Junior League phase – if you haven’t explored their cookbooks, you’re depriving yourself unnecessarily. Any of them. Seriously – just go get one. Anyway, I found a great banana bread recipe, […]

Deli Salad with Bowtie Pasta

Deli Salad with Bowtie Pasta

Saturday is grocery day around here, and lunches get a wee bit creative sometimes. Also, “fast” for all of us doesn’t necessarily mean sandwiches. Still, when you serve salad to kids and they ask for thirds, that’s a recipe to write down.  

Smoothie in a hurry

Smoothie in a hurry

You know those beautiful smoothie recipes on pinterest? The ones that are jewel-toned, clearly fresh and delicious? Well, mine don’t tend to look like that. And some of the beautiful smoothies taste gritty in real life (I’m looking at you oatmeal people. Oatmeal doesn’t go […]