Garden Fresh Pasta

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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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Zucchini & Tomato Saute with Parmesan and Basil

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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

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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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Strawberry Sorbet

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Alright it’s Saturday and I think that means CSA pickup day!! You may be getting the last of the strawberry harvest and if you really want to please your family and certainly your own palate, then you will definitely want to make this super easy and delicious Strawberry Sorbet. I don’t have an ice cream [...]

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Mango Strawberry Smoothie

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Hey kids, wanna make something for mom?  Something that she will REALLY like?  Something that she will really enjoy?! Then find your dad, get in the kitchen and make her this delicious smoothie!!  Who needs a complicated breakfast in bed when you can greet her your with your Mother’s Day cards and this tasty frozen [...]

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Crunchy Salad with Quinoa Pilaf & Citrus Vinaigrette: Product Review

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So as you all know, I’m a mommy, I’m busy with family and friends, I work full-time, and now with a little one on the way, what little time I have left to myself HAS to be spent in an organized manner.  Drew travels, so a morning routine is essential to get out the door [...]

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Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

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So, I mentioned that I have been hooked on soups lately.  At first I thought it was from being sick and then from the cold weather, but now that I have yet another soup post after this one, that technically qualifies this as a “soup series”, I think it must be an official craving.  Come [...]

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Mustard and Herb-Crusted Trout

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It’s a New Year, which means it’s time for some new healthy recipes from my favorite private chef, Aly!    The best way to assure our success in keeping our resolutions is to plan our meals ahead with good, healthy choices that don’t leave us a slave to the stove. This way we won’t be [...]

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Healthy Lobster Bisque

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So here we are……another year, another chance to get our life on track with a fresh new start whatever that “new start” might be.  Well, while most people resolve to their usual healthy promise to get their weight in check, work out more, get back into those pre-baby skinny pants, my resolution is a little [...]

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Mexican Chicken and Vegetable Soup

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With an ice storm ahead of us here in Middle Tennessee, Aly from Backyard to Ballroom couldn’t have picked a better dish to be stuck at home eating!! Serve us up some soup, Aly!!! This time of year, we’ve got to do anything we can to stay healthy and on track. I find one of [...]

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