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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!

Holiday Turkey Roulade

A roulade is a French method of cooking meat that is spread with a filling, rolled and tied.  When you slice into a roulade you get a lovely spiral pattern that is as festive as it is delicious. Roulades are surprisingly … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do Today To Get Ready For Thanksgiving

  I posted this last year and I stand behind every word. The key to a low stress holiday is to plan ahead and do as much as you possibly can BEFORE the big day.   It’s pretty much humanly … Continue reading

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Vegan Mushroom Sage Stuffing

This stuffing is deeply flavorful and satisfying enough for any group, vegan or otherwise!  Serves 4-6 1 t. olive oil 1 T. Earth Balance Buttery Spread 2 leeks, washed and sliced 1 shallot, sliced 1/2 yellow onion, diced 4 sprigs … Continue reading

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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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