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About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a 1st grade teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me unless otherwise noted. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!

Oven Charred Vegetables

Just in case you are still trying to use up your garden tomatoes and zucchini… This is an adaptation from Lucinda Scala Quinn’s terrific book Mad Hungry.  Her recipes are perfect for feeding hungry families.  In fact, many of the … Continue reading

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A Kidcentric Halloween Party

  Last year this party was a highlight of our fall season.  I’d love to repeat it, but until then I will make do with reposting it. One of the best things for me about having kids is being able … Continue reading

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Freeform Apple Pie

       This is my 500th blog post!    I love to make this type of pie.  It’s great for small dinner parties and it bakes in half the time of a regular pie.  The freeform crust gives it a nice … Continue reading

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Curry Coconut Kabocha Squash Soup

This is a great soup to make at this time of year.  The squash is in season, the weather is starting to cool, and you might be just starting to feel like making something cozy.  Sometimes called a Japanese Pumpkin, … Continue reading

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Tomato Tart

The women in my family have been making a wonderful tomato tart for as long as I can remember.  It has a biscuit crust, a fragrant tomato-basil filling, and a creamy, tangy cheesy topping.  This is my updated version which … Continue reading

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Italian Seafood Stew or Frutti Di Mare

We are so happy to welcome Portland Fish Market to our neighborhood! I’ve been in several times over the last few weeks and I am so thrilled with the quality and variety.  The clams! So so good.  You MUST have … Continue reading

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Quick Beef and Summer Vegetable Stir Fry

Back to School time means quick weeknight dinners.  This stir fry goes from fridge to table in about 15 minutes, and uses up all those farmer’s market purchases or, if you are a better gardener than me, your garden harvest. … Continue reading

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