Veggie Nuggets

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This is another attempt to get my four picky eaters to eat more vegetables. Did I succeed? Nope!

I have made these several times now because I love them. The boys? Not so much. I think they’re crazy. I’m hoping that when they’re off to college, somehow their palates will miraculously improve.

Instead of using three cups […]

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Chopped Veggie Salad

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Spring is finally in the air in NYC, and this is a perfect salad for the season. It’s full of lots of fresh, raw vegetables. It reminds me a bit of a cole slaw, in chopped form. The original recipe called for 6 slices of bacon, chopped and stirred into the salad. I left that […]

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Spicy Carrot-Coconut Soup

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During the boys’ winter break, we went to Disney World with family and had a wonderful time. We were a group of 15 in total. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and ate at their restaurant called Boma – Flavors of Africa twice during our stay. My favorite part of the meal at Boma […]

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Parker's Split Pea Soup

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NYC is about to be dumped on by about 24 inches of snow. Schools are closed tomorrow, roads close tonight at 11pm, as does mass transit. It’s going to be a ghost town here in a couple of hours, which is odd for the city. It’s not snowing at all right now, but AccuWeather’s minutecam […]

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Chicken and Rice Soup

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After all these years of blogging, I can’t believe I haven’t posted a classic chicken and rice soup recipe.   Well here it is!  This is a delicious, simple chicken soup and if you have a rotisserie chicken, the soup will come together in no time.   It’s perfect comfort food for a cold night, or for […]

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Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lemon

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My husband’s aunt recently had some dental work done and she’s a huge fan of my soup.  Her favorite is this Lemon Parsley-and-Egg Soup, so I made her a batch of that, and I also made her a batch of this carrot soup. I love the soup. It’s quite healthy, and a great way to […]

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Ultimate Shepherd's Pie

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The weather has been a little wacky in NYC this month. We had some unseasonably warm weather in March. Unfortunately that didn’t continue in April, which has been quite cold. After March, I thought I’d be able to put our winter clothes away. No such luck. Anyway, I mention the weather because I made this […]

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Curried Lentil Stew with Potatoes

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Despite what the food looks like (I actually think it looks a little like dog food – is that terrible to say?) I found it to be incredibly delicious and I was sad when I finished the last bowl.   I could have eaten this for lunch for a week without getting sick of it.   I […]

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Chicken and Dumplings

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I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now. Filling and delicious, it’s pure comfort food that’s great to serve on a chilly evening. We’re finally having some chilly nights here in NYC. We’ve had quite a mild winter so far.

This is a great weeknight meal, although it takes a little bit of time to […]

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Barefoot Carrot Salad

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The other night I was looking for a quick and easy side dish – and one that I might get the boys to try. A couple of them will begrudgingly eat a baby carrot or two when pressed, so I figured this was a natural extension to baby carrots. It’s funny […]

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