side dishes

Mini Heirloom Tomato and Chick Pea Salad

April 11, 2014
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I think I am finally seeing the faint light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a really tough winter in NJ. Between the snow storms, frigid windy weather and now dreary, rainy days, we are finally getting a nice weekend.  Spring break for my kids starts at 3pm today and everyone is happy. Everyone except my […]

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Greek Quinoa Salad

March 7, 2013
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The other night I cooked a whole box of quinoa and stuck it in the fridge.  This grain- like seed is full of nutrition and the perfect food to make a quick week night dinner.  I had dreams of making all kinds of healthy dishes but then forgot about my big bowl of quinoa. After […]

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The JC100 : Provencal Tomatoes

July 30, 2012

This August, Julia Child would have celebrated her 100th birthday. As a celebration, many bloggers are posting and cooking some of her famous recipes. I was asked to participate and this weeks recipes couldn’t have fit the season more perfectly. A trio of Julia’s all-star vegetable recipes for Celery Root Remoulade, Provencal Tomatoes, and Asparagus […]

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Panko and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

March 29, 2012

One of the things I love about spring is asparagus. You know the weather is getting nicer when all the stores and markets are loaded up with this green vegetable.  I tend to either roast or grill asparagus. It is so easy to make but so delicious. A few times, I have been in a […]

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Simple Sides for Busy Nights

December 17, 2011

I am not a frozen dinner type of girl. I can probably count the times my family has had frozen dinners on two hands. But sometimes my kids just beg for them. Weird right? I think I might have been the same way as a kid. Growing up, I never had frozen dinners either. But once […]

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Simple Side Dishes

September 19, 2011

It’s another busy Monday and I am trying to plan ahead for our week night dinners. I usually have the main dish planned but I sometimes get stumped when it comes to side dishes. In my house, a bowl of potato chips is not considered a option. If you have just a few good pantry items and some veggies […]

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