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Jack O’ Lantern Grilled Cheese #KidsCookMonday

October 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

This was intended to be a quick post about a healthy and fun pre-Halloween lunch, but of course my six-year-old had other plans. Oh, he was amused enough by the first sandwich, but then he asked for a second. And then he said it wasn’t scary enough. So I told him the jack o’ lantern […]

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Meatless Monday: Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

May 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hope all you mamas out there had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend! I’m not sure if he heard about it somewhere or came up with it on his own, but around the start of the school year the boy declared that Tuesdays were for tacos, and so our Taco Tuesday tradition was born. Now we’re […]

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Corn and Feta Quiche

April 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Welcome spring! Everything seems to be blooming early this year, with the first strawberries arriving at the markets in DC already. The kids and I have only just planted our garden, but it feels like corn season is already just around the corner. It *is* egg season, though — did you know that chickens raised […]

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

March 5th, 2012 · 8 Comments

When she heard I was finally conquering my slow cooker phobia, my friend Jill was quick to share her favorite black bean soup recipe. I made a few substitutions, starting with vegetable broth instead of chicken to make it Meatless Monday-friendly. Instead of the spicy serrano pepper I used a canned chipotle pepper with a […]

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Meatless Monday: Carrot Lentil Stew

January 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

February is almost here and we’ve had just a couple of brief flirtations with snow thus far this winter, much to my kindergartener’s dismay. I keep reminding him that we tend to get our biggest snow storms in February, so there’s no need to completely give up hope just yet. In the meantime, we’re enjoying […]

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