January 2012

Cream Cheese-Stuffed Lemon French Toast with Strawberries

First of all, if you tried to access the blog yesterday, we are so sorry about the downtime–our server was down and it was pretty rough for us to sit back and not be able to do anything about it. Thanks so much for being patient and we hope you’ll forgive us–we can pay you in cupcakes if necessary… I know that it’s technically still January and we’re still technically in healthy eating month, but Valentine’s Day is also coming …

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15 Fantastic Dips for Super Bowl Sunday {or any day!}

With the Super Bowl XLVI just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to put together a post full of our favorite party foods.  So naturally, I started with some dips, and then quickly realized I could fill a whole post with just those!  So I decided to skip the rest and just highlight our favorite dips, because often those are the hit of the party anyway.  So grab a bag of chips and a big crusty baguette …

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Kate’s Power Smoothie

Yeah, I know, that’s probably the cheesiest recipe title ever written. I’m sorry. I generally have a zero-tolerance policy for cheesiness. And yet…here we are. This smoothie and I have a special relationship and like all special relationships, there’s room for a little PDA, right, schnookie wookums? I’m also trying really, really hard not to make every single one of my posts about being pregnant because I realize that the world is not pregnant with me and I also realize …

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Mini Puffed Oven Pancakes with Berry Sauce

One of my goals in life is to somehow make miniature versions of every food ever made.  Okay not really, but I do sort of have a little obsession with miniaturizing things.  I love puffed pancakes (aka Dutch Baby, German Pancake, etc.)  and as I was making Brazilian Cheese Rolls the other day, I realized they have a similar batter, which made me think I should try little bite-sized versions of these too.   Lots of people make these in a …

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Honey-Ginger Glazed Tilapia

We’ve talked about fish before. All our fishy issues. Sara doesn’t like it. My husband doesn’t like it. My son loves it, but my daughter hates it. It’s hard for me to cook seafood because I’m not a short-order cook, so I refuse to make separate meals for everyone in the family, but I also truly understand not loving fish because I didn’t like it at all growing up and I don’t want to subject my family to the same …

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Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

Last week in my post about the cheesy pasta bake, I mentioned that I’m not a huge cauliflower fan.  I didn’t eat it much growing up and I’ve never been able to swallow it raw as an adult.   But then a few years ago I tried cauliflower puree, back when it was all the rage and people tried to convince you it was a perfectly acceptable low-carb substitution for mashed potatoes and no one would ever know it wasn’t potatoes because it …

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Italian Potato-Sausage Soup

Sara and I have talked a lot about how much we love the magazine Cooking Light. One of the things that is so appealing to me about their recipes is that it’s more like “cooking lighter”–no artificial sweeteners instead of sugar or black bean purees instead of chocolate; they use real ingredients to make real food, and while they may not always be 200 calories or less or completely carb-free, the recipes teach you how to make some of your …

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Baked Pasta and Broccoli with Ham and Cheesy-Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

How’s that for a title?  Sometimes I find it so hard to create recipe title that effectively communicates all of the great elements in a dish but isn’t a paragraph long.  So sometimes they are a paragraph long.  And it made me really happy to see that Martha does it too This recipe was in this month’s Martha Stewart Living Magazine.  It caught my eye because I’m always looking for ways to be sneaky and slip extra veggies into family meals. …

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Easy Veggie Stir-Fry

I may or may not have confessed this before, but side dishes are hard for me. If I’m making a big meal, I don’t want to spend a lot of time/energy/resources/money/dirty dishes on a fancy side dish. If I’m making something super simple, there’s usually a good reason behind it (I’m sick/tired/not in a cooking mood/wishing everyone would find a way to feed themselves). So if we’re going to have something besides a simple green salad, fruit, baked potatoes, steamed …

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Multigrain Bread

Let me get one thing out of the way here.  I’m not one of those people that bakes homemade bread every week.  I’m not even one of those people that makes homemade bread every month.  And it’s not because I don’t like it; it’s because I like it too much.  I have a lot of friends who bake several loaves each week and use it for sandwiches, etc.  during the week.  And that just doesn’t work for me.  Because I …

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