Tomato Gratin

tomato gratin

The end is near, but I am not ready to say goodbye to all the deliciously ripe, garden-fresh tomatoes.  I actually made my first pot of chili of the Fall season last night and as much as I enjoyed the food and the now much cooler weather, it is always sad when tomato season officially [...]

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Chicken & Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf

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I love a dish that sort of just comes together and turns out pretty good.  This past Mother’s Day we took a day trip to Arrington Vineyards to meet up with my sister and her family and quite a few of our friends.  The great thing about Arrington is that it is a place that [...]

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Sauteed Fresh Green Beans

sauteed green beans

In the words of Kotter “Welcome Back”!!  Yesterday was my first official time back in the kitchen in about a month.  We did a lot of takeout that last week of my pregnancy and then were super blessed by the sweetest friends with delicious meals night after night, but now that life with our new [...]

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Apple Galette

apple galette

While things have been super quiet on the blog here lately, they have been anything but quiet at home.  We are really adjusting well to our new life as a family of four.  With all the needs of our newborn and the other starting “big boy school”, we run the gamete of activities required for [...]

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Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

rosemary shortbread cookies

Hello, everyone!!! I have taken a bit of a hiatus over the last few weeks to endure the final couple of miserable weeks of pregnancy and the first 8 days of the most glorious family time with our new family of four.  We are so in love with our Baker Man, Baby Baker, Love Muffin, [...]

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Garden Fresh Pasta

garden fresh pasta

4 days from now, friends, barring no major problems, I will be holding our sweet new baby boy  in the hospital (or at home if for some very unlikely reason he decides to come sooner).  But today I am at the house on our last weekend at home before we become a family of four [...]

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Lemon, Garlic & Dill Pasta

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I’m sure you have seen a pregnant nesting woman at work and you think to yourself “Is she about to send a rocketship to the moon with all that energy and determination?” and then the next minute you see her snoring on the couch at 2 p.m.?  Well, that was me a couple of weeks [...]

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Zucchini & Tomato Saute with Parmesan and Basil

tomato and zucchini saute

CSAs this week are filled with gorgeous green zucchini and now that the early tomatoes are ripening, it is the perfect time to make a super simple, but tasty saute.  Just like the Sauteed Shrimp & Feta dish, this is another dish that is great for any night of the week, because it is very [...]

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Sauteed Shrimp & Fennel with Lemon Thyme Sauce and Feta

shrimp and fennel

When it’s 98 degrees outside, who really wants to spend hours in the kitchen making dinner when after work chores involve watering the flowers and garden, running around the yard, washing camp clothes, bath time to  make the mornings run smoother, and early bed times for our little guys to recharge their energy for another [...]

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Cracker Candy

cracker candy

So, if I haven’t mentioned it before, I will go ahead and tell you now.  I’m pregnant.  Like super P-R-E-G-G-O!  Like my lungs are crushed and I breathe like a large animal just when walking to the other room pregnant.  Like I can’t wait to get in bed, but hate being in bed because I [...]

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