Author Archives: Jennifer

Favorite Watermelon Salad

We were lucky enough to spend the Fourth of July in Lake Chelan at the Foster lake house.  It was a week of fun in the sun, in the water, and with extended family.  We attended the neighbor’s Fourth of … Continue reading

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Light and Fluffy Yogurt Lime Cake

After spending the day with Gigi and Great Grandpa, we came home with a bag full of mini limes.  We turned to the internet for some recipe ideas and found one without butter, and that incorporated yogurt, on the Smitten … Continue reading

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Spinach Pasta Bake

If you like spinach lasagna, you will like this.  Actually, lasagna was what I had in mind, but we had shells, and that seemed easier, so I went with a baked pasta that only took about 25 minutes to assemble … Continue reading

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Cheesy Baked Spinach

The first time I made this dish, I was cooking for Grandma and Grandpa, and one of their favorites is spinach.  The second time, I played with it a bit and put it together for Thanksgiving.  It was delish both … Continue reading

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Persian Herb Soup with Lentils, Rice and Lamb Meatballs

Since Patrick loves lamb, any lamb recipe that I come across usually gets at least a second look.  This one was particularly interesting because it was for a soup that had lentils, rice, herbs and lamb meatballs – a pot … Continue reading

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Carrot, Garbanzo & Golden Raisin Salad with Tahini Dressing

For Rosh Hashanah, I was tasked with bringing a side.  And because I wanted it to be dairy free, I looked at Smitten Kitchen’s recipes for vegan dishes and came across this carrot salad.  It was such a hit that … Continue reading

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Salmon with Lemon and Dill, Roasted in “You Had Me At” Butter

I’m always looking for ways to entertain myself while breastfeeding.  For those of you who have done it, you know it takes a fair amount of your time.  In the age of smartphones, of course I am always checking out … Continue reading

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Apple Yogurt Cake

In Northern California, summer is the time for Gravenstein apples.  Sweet and tart, they are perfect for baking.  And thanks to Nicki – and Danielle’s tree – I had a good load of them just waiting to be eaten.  They … Continue reading

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Chili Mac and Cheese II (or No Pre-Cook Mac & Cheese)

A while ago, I posted a recipe for chili mac and cheese.  Recently, I was deciding what to cook for Rose Friday, our mommy and me’s weekly get together, and I came across a recipe for mac and cheese that … Continue reading

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Mokimo

To meet her newest grandson, Simon’s Cucu (pronounced sho-sho), his grandmother from Kenya, came to visit.  In an attempt to make some Kenyan food, Patrick and I darted around the kitchen and made mokimo, a dish that combines potatoes, corn … Continue reading

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