Category Archives: Sides

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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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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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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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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Tomato Basil Salad

For my first Mother’s Day, my mom and dad bought me an Alice Waters’ cookbook – The Art of Simple Food.  I’ve been reading it to learn new techniques, and picked up a few tips:  (1) cook with what is … Continue reading

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Herbed Veggie and Rice Casserole

So sorry it’s been forever since I’ve posted!  I’ve been cooking a bit – but I have this little one attached to my chest at all times, so it’s been hard to find the time.  He’s a great “helper” in … Continue reading

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Noodle Pudding (Grandma Gloria’s Noodle Kugel)

For Rosh Hashanah, Nik and Zach hosted a delicious dinner with a delicious sweet, noodle kugel on the menu.  After eating it, I had a craving for my grandma’s noodle pudding, a sweet combination of egg noodles, raisins and mandarin … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Burrata, and Basil Pasta Salad

First and foremost, apologies for the significant time between posts.  As many of you know, I’m pregnant, and being pregnant has reverted me back to child-like eating and little desire for cooking (it doesn’t help that just standing in the … Continue reading

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Tomato and Fennel Stewed Italian Turkey Sausages

The first time I made this recipe was a few months back.  It was sooo good, and when I went to find it on my blog to replicate it, I realized I had never posted it!  Alas, here it is.  … Continue reading

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Indian Spinach Saag

Patrick and I are on a healthy eating kick, so I’ve been trying to put together a couple of tasty dishes on Sundays that we can eat throughout the week.  Spinach has been a popular, repeat ingredient.  Last weekend I … Continue reading

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