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Quiche (with two easy crusts – whole grain or grain free!)

Quiche (with two easy crusts – whole grain or grain free!)

I have long enjoyed quiche, but generally thought of it as too difficult and too decadent to make at home on a regular basis.  And while it’s true that quiche can be both of those things, with pie crusts, heavy cream, and fillings like bacon and tons of cheese, it certainly doesn’t have to be.Read More

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Hi everyone!  I’ve been taking a break from posting as I adjusted to being a mom of 3 (!), but I certainly haven’t taken a break from cooking.  And so now that my littlest one is a little more settled, I thought it was high time I shared with you one of my new favoriteRead More

Spinach Egg Bake

Spinach Egg Bake

One of my favorite dishes for potlucks and company are these mini-frittatas which are delicious and absolutely adorable!  But to be perfectly honest, scooping each frittata and then getting them out of the pan is a bit of a pain, so when I’m just looking for a simple egg dish, I’ve been making this modifiedRead More

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

As my farmer’s market wraps up, a few staples that have been consistently available for the past few weeks are winter squash, potatoes, and leeks.  One of my goals for this winter is to get better at making soup, and so potatoes and leeks immediately made me think of potato leek soup.  Many recipes outRead More

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

A few years ago, I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time for a very small group – just my parents, hubby’s parents, and the 2 of us.  At the time I was in a small apartment and just starting to practice my cooking skills, which led to a menu including an overcooked turkey breast, stuffingRead More

Simplest Mac & Cheese

I know, I’ve already posted two mac & cheese recipes on this site, but I’m still on a quest for the perfect healthy recipe.  The Mac & Cheese (with Squash!) is yummy, and I love the Broccoli Mac & Cheese, but I have to admit pre-cooking pasta and making a cheese sauce is a bitRead More

Broccoli Mac & Cheese

Broccoli Mac & Cheese

Mac & cheese is one of those foods that generally comes to mind when we think of unhealthy comfort foods.  But does it really have to be unhealthy?  The basic ingredients are actually pretty wholesome – pasta, cheese, and milk are good for you in moderation.  So my goal is to find a great macRead More

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

As a little background, I started this blog as a kind of personal food diary.  I’ve found that being a mom has made me completely incapable of staying organized or remembering much of anything without detailed documentation, which meant that keeping track of recipes was becoming a huge challenge.  So one day I decided thatRead More

Mac & Cheese (with Squash!)

Mac & Cheese (with Squash!)

It should be clear by now that Kraft Mac & Cheese, as yummy as it might be, is not something I’d consider cooking for my family (sodium tripoly-phosphate? yellow 5 AND 6?).  I have made the Annie’s Organic Whole Wheat Shells & White Cheddar, and while I feel ok about the ingredient list, it justRead More

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Something that makes me very happy is having a freezer stocked with home cooked, ready to go meals.  I actually have a dream about having a walk-in freezer one day that’s full of things I’ve made!  Well, maybe not a walk-in, but a freezer bigger than the apartment-sized one I have now :).  Some foodsRead More