Banana Oat Energy Bites

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We go through a lot of protein bars in our house, Rx bars being one of our favorites. I love their simple list of ingredients. Similarly, this is a recipe for a healthy snack that uses a simple list of ingredients and as a bonus, doesn’t involve any baking. It’s mix and go. We keep […]

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Apple Strudel Muffins

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These muffins are incredibly moist and flavorful and they were a big hit in our house. Your kitchen will smell great while they’re cooking. Some notes about the recipe: I diced my apples because my boys don’t like to find big chunks of fruit in their muffins. You’ll find that the batter is […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Scones

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This is a one-bowl scone recipe that my boys love. They’re not terribly sweet and your home will smell great as they cook. I find that cinnamon in the oven always does that.You don’t absolutely need parchment paper to make this recipe, but I find that it’s quite helpful. This recipe involves rolling out the […]

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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It has been a pretty mild winter so far in NYC, but we’ve had the occasional really cold day that makes you yearn for a bowl of creamy, hot soup. I made a butternut squash soup a couple of weeks ago that called for an apple and spices like cinnamon and sugar. It reminded me […]

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Ultranutty Pecan Bars

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I made these for Thanksgiving this year and they were a big hit. They are like pecan pie without all of the gooey, sweet filling. They’re heavy on the pecans and light on the filling, baked on a shortbread crust. If you’re a pecan lover, this recipe is for you.Just before I started […]

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Cannellini-Bean Pasta With Beurre Blanc

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If you’re looking for a quick, vegetarian, weeknight meal, this is it. A can of beans, some pasta and a simple beurre blanc sauce combine to make something marvelous.Don’t let the directions throw you. After the beans and pasta are cooked, don’t drain the pasta water. Much will have evaporated or will have […]

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Instant Pot Lentil and Spinach Soup

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The temperature is starting to drop here in NYC, and when the cold weather arrives there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. Our vegetarian son is slowly but surely working his magic on us, so we’re eating more vegetarian dishes now than we ever have before. We haven’t completely given up meat, […]

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“Chorizo” Tacos

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I have made these tacos quite a few times now. They’re part of our regular dinner rotation. My vegetarian son LOVES them, and I have to say that I do too. I don’t even notice that they’re meatless. The tofu, when shredded and browned, is somewhat similar to ground meat, and once it’s covered in […]

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Pie Crispies

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If you are a pie crust fan, these little cookies are for you. They’re delicate, not too sweet and perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee. Although delicious, this particular recipe is time-consuming because the dough has to rest and chill several times before you can bake it.I will […]

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Easy Quiche Florentine

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This is definitely the easiest quiche I have ever made, and it’s really delicious. The ingredients can be thrown together in under 15 minutes.  I had the quiche ready to bake before my oven preheated. I have made this quiche will all kinds of cheese. I use whatever I have on hand. It’s delicious with […]

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