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Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

Yes, I’m doing this….I’m saying that there is such a thing as Healthy Macaroni and Cheese!  What comes to mind when you hear mac and cheese?  I suddenly envision myself 5 years old, feet dangling off the edge of the … Continue reading

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Turkey Veggie Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs…..can’t be healthy, surely not, it’s too good to be true!  Well, why not?  Let’s swap out the artery-clogging ground beef for some lean ground turkey, sneak in a few veggies and bring on some whole wheat pasta … Continue reading

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Roasted Pepper Hummus

Hummus is so beautifully simple and is such a staple at our house.  I remember the first time I tasted hummus was at the Jerusalem Cafe in Westport in Kansas City.  I was probably 9 years old and mostly excited about the flat … Continue reading

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Roasted Peppers

A few days ago my Mom came to visit me…well, alright maybe she also came to visit my little girl, her granddaughter.  She came bearing fruits and veggies.  She had several bell peppers and a bunch of mini sweet peppers.  … Continue reading

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Leek and Potato Soup

Well, it’s still winter and it’s still cold outside…..hohum.  BUT that doesn’t mean that your butt has to get bigger or that you have to eat boring food from your freezer!  Here is a delicious and nutritious soup that will … Continue reading

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Casseroles….what do you think about casseroles these days?  I’m really undecided.  I love that I can have a casserole in the oven and have time to clean up the kitchen before dinner is ready.  Though some casserole recipes take all … Continue reading

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Banana Pancakes

It’s a snow day!  This is what I woke up to this morning….several inches of snow! And the snow is still falling as I type. I have been wanting to introduce something new to my little girl and as I … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Soup with Apriocts

Apricots are such a yummy and sweet summer-time delight.  If you are craving some sweetness from this tasty fruit, pick up a bag of dried apricots.  They have a beautiful color and are a great addition to all kinds of … Continue reading

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On a recent trip to Peru, I was introduced to quinoa and immediately fell in love!  Quinoa looks and cooks like a pasta but it’s actually a seriously healthy grain.  This little super food packs a serious protein punch and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year It’s time for a new year.  Does that mean there will be a new you?  Lots of people make New Year’s Resolutions every year…like working out regularly, eating right, getting organized, cleaning out their spice cabinet, etc.  … Continue reading

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