Author Archives: Jennifer

Homemade Lamb Sausage Pizza

Sometimes I feel like making my own pizza dough, sometimes I like buying the pre-made flatbread slabs and covering them with my own toppings.  I’ve made this pizza twice now, both times with the Trader Joe’s flat breads.  The base … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recently, I attended Caleb’s bris.  (He’s this perfect little guy that just joined us in this world.)  It was lovely and emotional and he slept through the whole ceremony.  And, like any good Jewish celebration, it was accompanied with copious … Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Roasted Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Soup

Simon’s description of this soup:  “the soup with the yellows–it’s soo good.”  This simple and delicious recipe is a new fave, hope you like it too!  (Note–My pics are of a very thick version of the soup.  We thinned it … Continue reading

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Moroccan Lentil and Garbanzo Bean Stew

Warm and comforting, flavorful and beautifully spiced, this stew was a real winner. Here’s what you need: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 ribs of celery, diced 1 medium brown onion, diced 2 tablespoons grated ginger (I used the kind that … Continue reading

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Peruvian Green Spaghetti

While perusing Instagram, I came across a post about a blog featuring family recipes and the meaning behind them.  The recipe of the week, featured on Food52, was for a dish called green spaghetti with its origins in Peruvian cooking.  … Continue reading

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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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