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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 Vegetables

Super Storm Sandy fried my electricity for 12 hours last week.  I am extremely fortunate that’s all that happened.  I live in Massachusetts, but I don’t live on the coast so I didn’t have flooding.  And the huge tree in … Continue reading

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Southwest Salad

This is modified from an old recipe I found in Cooking Light.  The original recipe has cilantro in it.  Personally, I think cilantro tastes like dirt so I don’t use it.  Steve’s not really a huge fan, either.  You could substitute … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salad with Garlic Honey Lime Dressing

My house isn’t well ventilated.  I have this huge bay window in my living room and only one of the panes opens, the one in the top right hand corner.  It needs to be replaced desperately because it’s not very … Continue reading

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Vegetable Rice

I originally used this recipe from Everyday Food (it was called sweet pepper rice), but it was a little bland for my taste, so I’ve modified it a little bit for more flavor.  This is a great side dish for … Continue reading

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Mushrooms with Onions and Tomato Sauce

Dinner at my house growing up wasn’t usually of the meat-and-potatoes variety.  My parents made their own version of refried beans and we had taco night.  There was always homemade soup and chili.  We ate a lot of stir fry with … Continue reading

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Easter Dinner

Mortimer Brewster said “Insanity runs in my family; it practically gallops!” (Watch Arsenic and Old Lace; Cary Grant’s hilarious.) That’s kind of how I feel about the poor sucker who volunteers to cook holiday meals.  The role of Poor Sucker … Continue reading

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