What’s Cookin

How I love brunch!

July 10, 2012

I love brunch. I love brunch even more at my house since my kids cannot sit still for two seconds. This way I can drink my coffee leisurely and actually enjoy my food. This past weekend my in-laws came over for brunch. I have an amazing french toast recipe that I was going to redo but decided to try something […]


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Great for the 4th

July 2, 2012

Between all the baking I did for the birthday extravaganza and the summer craziness, I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen lately. A few weeks ago I made a southwestern black bean salad from my favorite website Skinny Taste. It was awesome and very much like a “salsa” my mother-in-law makes. So this time I made Sandy’s Salsa which […]


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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

June 13, 2012

P-day (party day) is four days away. I’m in emergency mode – getting all the last minute errands done, baking the last few sweets and preparing the house. Sadly the only solace I have is that in five days, it will be behind me. It’s sad to think of it that way, and I promise to enjoy the day of, […]


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Chocolate Heaven!

May 31, 2012

With the kids’ big birthday bash just a mere couple of weeks away, I have been hard at work. I’m aspiring to make a sweet table of all Gabby friendly treats. In addition to that, my best friend is a vegan. So I clearly couldn’t pass up a vegan brownie cake recipe.     Print Vegan Brownie Cake Author: Ashley Skabar […]


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It’s spicy…yet sweet!

May 25, 2012

I dusted off my folder of recipes that I have pulled together over the years. I uncovered a real vintage, circa Real Simple Thanksgiving edition 2006, and decided to give it a go! The best part of this one is that it uses applesauce in place of a lot of sugar so it makes it lower in calories. Coupled with […]


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Quinoa…we meet again

May 16, 2012

So awhile back I tried a Black Bean and Quinoa dish. I fessed up that although I have had quinoa at restaurants and enjoyed it, I have never actually made quinoa and liked the end result. You people, a.k.a. my wonderful readers, gave me lots of recipes to try. I’m going to give Jessica Shiffman yet another call out, I’m […]


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SMOKED…for more than just bagels

May 8, 2012

I try to cook a nice dinner every Friday in honor of Shabbat. Although, try can be a loose term 🙂 This week I tried a recipe I found in the local Pioneer Press newspaper. I felt like this was a little “out of the box” for me. First of all, it called for smoked salmon. I cook salmon but […]


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It’s Saucy Over Here!

May 2, 2012

I like to think of myself as saucy, so I thought…hey why not try saucy green beans with chicken 🙂 I’m a big, HUGE fan of Lisa from Bites for Babies for many reasons. First, she runs a blog about feeding her baby in a nutritious, unique way. I’m after the same thing, duh. Second, she comes up with really […]


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I’m surely SMITTEN for these

April 27, 2012

So in the constant quest to feed my family allergy friendly, low fat options…I always welcome recipes. Thanks to Jessica Shiffman, I decided to revisit my pumpkin phase. She introduced me to a new website, Smitten Kitchen, which has lots of great recipe ideas including an easiest baked mac and cheese that I wanted to dive directly into but try […]


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Dedicated to Jonah

April 19, 2012

A very cute 2.5 year old, Jonah, requested blueberry bread the last time I brought over one of my variety of fruit dairy-free recipes. And blueberry bread he got…   Print Blueberry Bread Author: Ashley Skabar (via dairyfreecooking.about.com) Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  1 hour Total time:  1 hour 10 mins   Ingredients ⅓ cup oil 1 cup […]


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