Author Archives: Kristin

About Kristin

I never thought I would love to cook. I did everything I could to avoid learning to cook. But somewhere along the line, cooking became less of a chore and more of a way to relax and be creative. Not everything I make is a smashing success, but I've had more successes than failures. After months of trading recipes with my friends through Facebook and email, I've decided to collect all my favorites here and also document my attempts at new adventures in cooking, too.

Turkey and Mushroom Bolognese

Eating healthy is hard. Especially when I feel like I’m hard wired to crave chocolate and red meat and salty chip. Indulging sometimes is fine, as long as the portions are under control and I’m not giving into those cravings … Continue reading

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Egg Cups with Spinach and Cremini Mushrooms

Breakfast during the week is impossible before I leave for work. I’m too busy racing around trying to get everyone dressed and out the door to bother with myself. So breakfast for me is usually whatever I can grab on … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken “Cordon Bleu” Roll Ups

Sometimes, I feel like chicken is the scourge of my existence. It’s my main supply of protein and it is endlessly boring. I try to find different ways to cook it, but usually end up with it either stir fried … Continue reading

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Baked Orzo with Squash and Mozzarella

I’ve never made anything from the website Smitten Kitchen ( before. But this recipe looked really good. Only problem: I don’t like eggplant and that was the main ingredient. I’m also not a huge fan of tomatoes, which is also … Continue reading

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Grilled Vegetables with Quinoa

This summer, my oldest is at camp for the first time. It’s not like a sleep away camp – he gets the bus at the local Y to an outdoor Y center in the next town and spends all day … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

My friends Andy and Ans host a pot luck party every year. Because winter was so miserable here in the Northeast, they decided that everyone should bring a vegetable focused dish to celebrate spring. I love vegetables. Lately, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Shells and Cheese

I wanted to make macaroni and cheese this week because we’re into casseroles right now. It gets harder and harder to eat before 7PM these days so I try to make meals on the weekends that I can refrigerate and … Continue reading

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