From the Recipe Box: Cheap Dates

August 18, 2010

I have seen recipes for dates stuffed with parmesan cheese, blue cheese and cream cheese, but this recipe is different and delicious! I first enjoyed this appetizer years ago at a Sur la Table corporate function, so I will give them the credit for it. This recipe is a prime example that cooking doesn’t need […]

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Kids In the Kitchen…

August 17, 2010

..Parents on the beach. Now that’s vacation! I just came back from a few days at the beach. Our family spent time at the beach with dear friends savoring the last days of summer. One evening the children prepared dinner – seven children ranging in ages from 19 to 8. The children planned the menu, […]

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Happy Birthday Julia!

August 15, 2010

“If you are afraid of butter, just use cream.” – Julia Child Today is Julia Child’s Birthday. A legend in the kitchen, Julia Child taught us to experiment with flavors, and to not be afraid to try new recipes. She is an inspiration to anyone who loves to cook or just loves to eat; Happy […]

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Fresh from the Ocean

August 14, 2010

A trip to the beach is incomplete without dining on fresh seafood. When my family gathers at the beach, we don’t eat out often and so the few times we actually do dine at a restaurant or grill, I try to order a local seafood dish. What better place to eat fish than the place […]

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National S’Mores Day – August 10th

August 9, 2010

My youngest child is away at camp. I miss his sweet face and his energy around the house. Camp makes me think of campfires…campfire songs…and s’mores. What is a trip to camp without s’mores? Did you know that August 10th is National S’Mores Day? A celebration of chocolate and melty marshmallow goodness all warm and […]

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Summer’s Last Hurrah

August 8, 2010

Well, we all knew it was coming – the last bit of summer. In two weeks all of my children will be back in school and the lazy days of summer will be a distant memory. All of the tasks I have set aside will pop back up on my to do list. But there […]

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A Pioneer Woman, I am Not

August 7, 2010

When I left my retail position to work from home, my husband told me to write a blog. Now he is not just somebody saying that who doesn’t understand what is involved. He is a smart, well respected, entrepreneurial minded professional. Nobody in our house really has a grasp of what he does for a […]

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To Be Or Not To Be…Organic

August 3, 2010

Have you jumped into the deep end of the organic pool yet, or are you dipping your toes in the shallow water? For me, it has been a gradual process over a period of years. First I changed to organic milk and eggs, and then slowly I have converted meat, poultry and a lot of […]

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The Dinner Date

August 1, 2010

Every woman knows that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? I kept this tidbit of information firmly planted into my head as I planned a dinner for the man I’m dating. Not only am I very particular and anxious that every detail be right (something I inherited from the Kitchenarian […]

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Friday Night Take Out

July 30, 2010

It has been one of those weeks: pressing work deadlines, keeping up with the children’s summer schedules and we have a brand new puppy in the house. TGIF! I think it is a night for take out. What is your idea of take out? If you live in the city, it usually involves dialing for […]

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