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Monthly Archives: June 2011


Mitch took over the kitchen again to recreate a delicious Calabacitas dish that our friend Emily introduced us to at a potluck (always a good place to round up recipes!). This was news to me, but Calabacitas is a Southwestern dish that involves sauteeing summer squash, onions, and peppers. There are many ways to spin … Continue reading »

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Snickerdoodles are so fun. They clearly have the best cookie name EVER and they are a good cookie to have around when you need a break from chocolate (rarely happens, I know). Back in my teaching days, my students earned scholar dollars for all kinds of things–one each day for excellent behavior, one for an … Continue reading »

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Banana Pudding

This is the real deal Banana Pudding in the world of banana puddings. Yes, yes, I have an obsession with Magnolia Bakery. Sure. That is well known. What might not be well known, though, it that Magnolia is famous for their cupcakes but really it’s the banana pudding that takes the, well, cake. Hmm. Their … Continue reading »

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Pasta with Chicken, Kale, and Zucchini

Ode to Zucchini…guess what veggie has been arriving in our CSA box? Zucchini! We’ve already covered Zucchini Bread… So this week I moved on to Zucchini Pancakes (my favorite pancake recipe just with shredded zucchini added). I imagined that it would taste like zucchini bread just in pancake form. ¬†Really, though, it was more like … Continue reading »

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Caprese Salad

Very important news flash: Caprese Salad is the best summer meal of all time! Officially. We’ve been having caprese salad every Saturday for the past couple of weeks. It’s such a delicious meal that takes less than 5 minutes to make. It’s just so fresh and perfect. As with, well,¬†everything, the best ingredients matter. I’m … Continue reading »

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Whoopie Pies

Let’s start the week with a big whoopie. Whoopie Pies! This recipe came via the Food Network from a restaurant called Moody’s Diner. It’s all the way up in Maine and evidently it’s now one of my favorite restaurants! Yum. I wanted a fun dessert to take over to our friends’ house for dinner and … Continue reading »

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Fish Tacos

So where have I been all week? I wish that I could say that I’ve been out on a fishing expedition to catch fresh fish for these fish tacos…but I’ll admit that I just fished this mahi mahi out of the freezer section at Trader Joe’s. Rest assured that I have been cooking and eating. … Continue reading »

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