Monthly Archives: April 2012

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa

Turn on the slow cooker on your way out the door.  Come home and spend 5 minutes throwing together this simple salsa, and you’ve got a healthy and flavorful meal in no time.  Taco night is all about the toppings… … Continue reading

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White Bean Crostini

A terrific, quick, vegan appetizer.  You can make this with any canned bean and fresh herb combination.  Get creative!  When toasting the crostini you want them a little bit charred.  The nearly-burnt edges give it tons of flavor. 1 baguette … Continue reading

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Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry

Here is a fresh, tasty, and vegan way to prepare stir fried greens.  I find baby bok choy in bags at Asian grocery stores.  They are about three or four inches long and so adorable your kids might even try … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

I have become a little obsessed with San Fransisco’s Miette bakery.  Their iconic cakes are always baked in little 6 inch pans, making them delightfully charming to look at, and the perfect size for eating and serving.  My 9 inch … Continue reading

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Salmon with Soy Ginger Glaze

Just thinking about this salmon makes my mouth water.  The glaze gives it a salty-sweet glossiness that is so appealing.  Salmon is a great fish for kids since it is generally very mild.  Atlantic salmon is usually the mildest and … Continue reading

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Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I thought that canned pineapple was the best way to make a pineapple upside down cake.  That’s how everyone does it right?  I guess I thought fresh pineapple would be too tough, or just too much work.  It was so … Continue reading

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Ham and White Bean Soup

Wondering what to do with your leftover ham?  Here is an easy slow cooker soup that will be ready when you come home from work.  I love coming in to the house with something cooking in the slow cooker.  The … Continue reading

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