Archive for September, 2012
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Roasted Lemon Chicken with Garlic Potatoes

Let me start by saying, I’m going to tell you the right way to roast the chicken in a minute.  But first, I’ll tell you what I did.   Remember when I roasted about 20… Read more »

September 27, 2012 | Main Dishes
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Spaghetti and Meatballs

I don’t know why I don’t make Spaghetti and Meatballs more often.  I served it tonight with a big kale salad with lemon juice and Parmesan, and it was all really good.   The children… Read more »

September 25, 2012 | Main Dishes
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Eggplant and Feta Salad

I had the pleasure of lunching with lifestyle expert extraordinaire P. Allen Smith on Friday, which happened to be my birthday!.   He was generous enough to give me his new cookbook called Seasonal Recipes from… Read more »

September 24, 2012 | Sides, Soup and Salad
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Chicken Fried Rice

I don’t want to jinx it, but we’re on night THREE of the kids loving what I made for dinner.  Must be the moon cycle or something.  Chicken Fried Rice is their go-to meal at… Read more »

September 19, 2012 | Main Dishes
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Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

I have my favorite recipe for tortilla soup, but there is a lot of chopping and stirring involved and today was way too busy for all of that action.  So I made up my own… Read more »

September 18, 2012 | Soup and Salad
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Mongolian Beef with Broccoli

This is one of those rare meals that everyone in the family loved (spaghetti and meatballs being the other).  We typically have at least one child who doesn’t like something on any given night.  … Read more »

September 17, 2012 | Main Dishes
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All Clad Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  I’m taking a break from telling you about what we had for dinner tonight  to announce the most exciting giveaway.  It’s my favorite All Clad pan (but new, obviously)!   All Clad… Read more »

September 16, 2012 | Miscellaneous
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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Now listen.  If you want crispy fried Cashew Chicken from the Chinese takeout place around the block, then that’s probably what you should have for dinner.  This dish has zero similarities to the Chinese restaurant… Read more »

September 12, 2012 | Main Dishes
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Roast Chicken with Lemon Garlic Green Beans

This recipe is floating around everywhere right now, and I’ve been skeptical because it seems too good to be true.  One baking dish for chicken, potatoes, and green beans?  They all have different cooking times,… Read more »

September 10, 2012 | Main Dishes
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The Secrets to Perfect Pot Roast

I get asked all the time about how to prepare pot roast.  It’s really very simple, but you have to follow these 3 steps every time.   Additionally, you can cook the potatoes alongside the… Read more »

September 9, 2012 | Main Dishes