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it's not about the broccoli

I’M A LITTLE OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK, and both of you who read this blog have seen me refer to it repeatedly (like here and here). All this fuss is for good reason…it’s brilliant! It’s not recipes, it’s behavior strategies and the insights are so smart and fresh that it’s become my go-to recommendation for… 

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Big, fat, international move in progress…

Italy to NC

If you’re wondering whether I’ve run out of ideas or simply surrendered to chicken nuggets, fear not! The good fight wages on but we’re in the process of moving from Italy to the US–as a new-ish family of 5–and boy is it taking a long time to get settled. Once we’re past the living-out-of-suitcases stage,… 

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Back in action

A three-pack of foodies

We’ve got a new addition here! Estelle Marie was born in February, prompting a multi-month break in the action (as it were, though the site has been in “prep” mode ever since I started it last year…) This means another little mouth to feed soon, which means more material. So without any further delays, here… 

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Pan roasted chicken with apples

IT’S DINNER TIME AND  it’s fall and that means…apples. This recipe was featured in my most recent Food Network magazine (which I actually love, for many reasons, but won’t go into that now). It’s simple, seasonal and really good! For Honey-Mustard Chicken and Apples, you brown the chicken thighs (which are juicier, cheaper and more… 

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Quesadillas cubed

Quick idea for a toddler-friendly lunch or dinner… one whole wheat tortilla cut in half + cheese + turkey, chicken, ground beef or beans put one side of the tortilla in a pan and add the cheese plus protein, making sure to get cheese on top and bottom because it’ll be the glue, and add… 

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Ina Garten’s white bean and rosemary soup

white bean and rosemary soup, Foodlets.com

I LOVE THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA. I just do. I always have, I hope I always will. Her recipes are always delicious, they inspire me to try new things and she just seems fun, doesn’t she? With that husky laugh and a button down shirt, there she is making all manner of soups, roasted chicken and… 

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