Southwestern BLT with Avocado Salsa

September 20, 2015 Bacon

There are few things I love more than a BLT that is stuffed with veggies. A little yin to go with the yang. Crisp, savory bacon with an abundance of lettuce and deep red tomatoes. And, Lord knows, I’m an avocado addict. Today’s palate-pleaser – a Southwestern BLT with Avocado Salsa – combines these two favorites […]

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Brown Rice and Edamame Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

June 24, 2015 Salads/Sides

Hello, friends, and I apologize for the 6-week hiatus! I will not bore you with the details of the exciting life I lead, which has repeatedly pulled me away from the kitchen (and, therefore, the blog). Suffice it to say that the final weeks of school have me on the run. If you don’t live […]

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Opening Day of Lunch-Packing Season

September 9, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle

Yesterday was Opening Day of lunch-packing season (aka the first day of school), and did it ever catch me by surprise. For the past week, in our soccer- and volleyball-filled life, we had been eating take-out pizza, burgers, cold cereal, and lots of bagels. The occasional Caesar salad. Maybe one really yummy truly home-cooked meal […]

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Lemony Chicken Salad with Apples and Peas

February 25, 2014 Main Meals

I told you I was going to do it! I re-created the awesome lemony chicken salad I tasted at the Brazilian Grill last weekend. Though my taste buds might never forget the flavors, my brain had a little trouble recalling the ingredients. Fortunately I have the inside scoop on my pathetic memory, so knew enough […]

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Slow Cooked Guinness Brisket

June 5, 2013 Beef

Considering that this Slow Cooked Guinness Brisket is on of the most mind-blowing crockpot meals I’ve ever made, I’m sorry I kept it under wraps for so long. Meat slow-cooked in spices, dark beer, brown sugar, tomato paste, mustard, and vinegar is just destined for the Taste Bud Hall of Fame. So, I apologize for […]

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Massaged Kale Salad

March 29, 2013 Salads/Sides

Buenas dias, mis amigos! I am sorry for the lack of posts for the past week. I was on a top-secret mission to beautiful San Juan, PR for a little getaway with my hubs. Clearly lounging on a beach chair under an umbrella is exactly what I needed. I was running in 10 different directions before […]

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Hot Pastrami Sammy with Grilled Onions and Slaw

November 14, 2012 Sandwiches/Lunch

Sayonara to my former all-time fave sandwich, my avocado, bacon, and tomato egg sandwich. There’s a new sammy in town! Hot pastrami, savory grilled Vidalias, crunchy sweet cole slaw. Oh my goodness. I am drooling just thinking about it! Flavor, texture, and zip, and some serious yin and yang going on! The warmth of the pastrami opposite the cool […]

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Summer Garden BLT

August 29, 2012 Sandwiches/Lunch

I was a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan as a girl. I read all the Little House on the Prairie books. Back then I read everywhere — in the car, in bed, behind the couch with a flashlight in my fort of blankets, and even in the bathtub. Once, by accident, I dropped On the Banks of Plum […]

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Fast Lane: Avocado, Bacon, and Egg Muffin

June 11, 2012 Breakfast/Brunch

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” Today’s quote is brought to you by Adelle Davis, a well-known nutritionist and cookbook author. She believed there wasn’t much that could not be solved by a healthy diet.  An influential voice in the 60’s and 70’s, her then-controversial ideas about avoiding excess sugar and […]

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Buffalo BBQ Chicken with Mango and Bleu Cheese

May 16, 2012 Crock Pot

What. A. Day.  In my thirties, it was fun to be all round and glowing and have someone ask, “Are you expecting?” Let me tell you, when you are 44 and ABSOLUTELY AND TOTALLY NOT PREGNANT it is an entirely other feeling altogether. To make matters worse, I was asked this question by TWO different people, in two different zip […]

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