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Chicken with Creamy Lemon Caper Sauce & Roasted Asparagus #SundaySupper

For most working moms, chicken is a staple. Whether boneless skinless, whole, or even nuggets, we all have it in our freezer, and let’s face it.  We have it, because we know our kids will eat it.  They’re programmed from birth to love chicken nuggets and many  are taught that any new protein, “tastes like …

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Creative Hot Dog Recipes: Sauerkraut Stuffed Hot Dogs #SundaySupper

My name is Amy, and I’m a hot dog snob.  I love hot dogs, but I have standards and just any ole hot dog won’t cut it. Boiled vs. Grilled vs. Baked Since I was a kid, I have NEVER liked “boiled” hot dogs.  There was something about a weinie swimming around in its own …

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4th of July Celebrations: Key Lime Cream Puffs #SundaySupper

July 4th is just around the corner! American Independence Day is celebrated on the 4th of July every year, because it represents the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted and that the United States became an independent nation. People love to throw big celebrations on the 4th of July with plenty of food …

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Father’s Day Fare: Cider Braised Pork Belly Tacos #SundaySupper

It’s Father’s Day, and unlike Mother’s Day, where pretty, lady-like meals are in order, Dad doesn’t want quiche and salads and tea sandwiches.  No, dad wants hearty, manly meals. Dad wants meat, and since we can’t order up a rack of Flintstone ribs, let’s give him a manly, unpretentious, no-holds-barred pork belly. Pork belly is …

featured Kid-Tested Mains recipe Sunday Dinner

Kid Friendly Recipe: Zuppa di Ravioli (Ravioli Soup) #SundaySupper

With 2 kids, who, at times, will complain about everything put in front of them, I need to use ingredients that they are guaranteed to like, while sneaking in healthy stuff like spinach, squash, peppers, celery.  While I don’t advocate lying to your children, bending the truth and playing dumb are perfectly acceptable. If my …

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Easy Seafood Recipes: Coconut Mahi-Citrus-Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette #SundaySupper

Bring from Florida and having grown up on an island in the summers, I have caught, dipped, wrangled, cleaned, shelled, cooked, and eaten my fair share of seafood, in all shapes, sizes, and colors.  In fact, one of my earliest memories from childhood was walking with my mom through the grass flats around Boca Grande …

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Sittin’ On A Sandbar Key Lime Pie #SundaySupper

March 20th was the official start of Spring this year, and what better way to celebrate than by whipping up some citrus treats! Key Limes vs. Regular Limes Being from Florida, we have an over-abundance of citrus, but it’s the tiny, tart Key Lime that takes center stage in this citrusy, spring treat.  However, Key Limes …

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Red Snapper in a Saffron-Tomato Broth with Artichoke Hearts & Potatoes #SundaySupper

Spring is in the air! Let’s celebrate with a beautiful recipe featuring the flavors of spring. So much produce is “in-season” that cooking dinner with fresh fruits and veggies can be creative and easy!  Likewise, “in-season” produce is fresher, sweeter, tastes better, and perfectly ripe, and most have been ripened on the vine or tree …

featured Kid-Tested Mains recipe Sunday Dinner

Mom’s Swiss Steak

Growing up, my mom would frequently make what she called Swiss Steak.  At the time, I had no idea why she called it that, because no part of it seemed “Swiss” to me.  Seriously, when I think “Swiss,” I think cheese and chocolate, and neither were in this dish.  The cuts of round or cube …

featured Kid-Tested Mains Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner: Braised Moroccan Beef

My culinary education was far from optimal. I was taught to cook with whatever I could find in the pantry and refrigerator. During college and my twenties, I cooked dinner with whatever I could find in my apartment. Through that disorganization and lack of planning, I learned to be flexible. I learned to improvise. I learned …

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