Vegetarian Chili with Bulgur (recipe)

One of my very favorite, and first cookbooks, is the Frog Commissary Cookbook from a now-defunct restaurant in Philadelphia. The spine is a mess, with many pages holding on for dear life. I wrote my whole name in the book, back before I was married, probably because I brought it along to college and did

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Kitchen Kid: Cabbage Risotto (recipe)

Please give a hearty welcome to my daughter, who will be giving us her opinion of my menu plan each week. We will post her thoughts on Sundays, and she will highlight a dish or two she felt was particularly noteworthy (or not!). I will help her with the photos and layout, but the text

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Cauliflower Curry (recipe)

Did you know I am participating in the Food Buzz Project Food Blog Challenge? Now would be a great time to vote. Tonight even. A couple times. No, that would be illegal. Once is enough. And then you can tell your friends to vote too. (note: It requires you to register, but I am really

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Best Ever Chilaquiles (recipe)

Chilaquiles Casserole

Chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican hangover cure, is a truly flexible dish easy to throw together for an impromptu brunch or dinner after a busy day. This recipe originally was clipped out of the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003, and every time I find a fresh bunch of chard in my Two Small Farms vegetable box,

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Macaroni Salad (recipe)

Macaroni Salad

A certain someone (who shall remain nameless) had a birthday recently and requested ribs, macaroni salad and carrot slaw for dinner. I was only too happy to oblige, seeing as how I show love through food. Plus, the Macaroni salad will also serve as my entry in this month’s Grow Your Own blogging event, which

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After school snack: Butternut Squash Hummus (recipe)

I made this last week for our first TGIF block party, using the Butternut Squash that came in our weekly box from Two Small Farms, and it was a great success. Very easy, and the butternut squash made the hummus sweet and tasty. My kids enjoyed it as an after-school snack with pita chips and

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Italian Cooking Class (recipes and photos)

Last month, we learned to cook pasta the Italian way, at a cooking party to benefit our school. Our hostesses, Lucia and Susanna, from La Bottega in Menlo Park, created a thoughtful menu highlighting three pasta dishes from the north, center and south of Italy – Linguine al Pesto, Bucatini Casio e Pepe, and Caserecce

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