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About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a 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 with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!

Show-stopping Holiday Mains

The holidays are a time for showcasing your best cooking and hospitality. If you’re hosting dinner this year, try one of my special occasion roasts or braises.  Be sure to plan ahead so that your meat counter or butcher has … Continue reading

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Oregon Oyster Stuffing

Originally posted on swellkid:
Oyster stuffing, or dressing, originated in New England, some say all the way back to the Colonial period when oysters were extremely plentiful and therefore eaten by rich and poor alike.  They made their way to…

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Simple Cranberry Orange Sauce

Originally posted on swellkid:
This is so easy and quick.  Once you’ve tried it you’ll never go back to canned. 12 oz. fresh cranberries 1 C. sugar 1 C. orange juice zest of 1 orange 1/4 t. fresh grated nutmeg…

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Harvest Moon Pies

Who doesn’t love an ice cream sandwich?  These pumpkin and spice moon pies are the perfect treat for fall.  Thanks to my husband Harley for the catchy title. 2 eggs 2 C. brown sugar 1 C. vegetable oil 2 C. … Continue reading

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Oven Dried Tomatoes

Originally posted on swellkid:
If you are like me you have way more tomatoes than you can eat this year.  Preserve your cherry tomatoes by drying them in a low oven.  Pack them in olive oil and store them in…

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Instant Pot Mexican Chicken

I love to get a couple of meals out of one dish.  Cooking a whole chicken in the Instant Pot is a huge timesaver and yields lots of succulent chicken to use for tacos, soup, and salads. This isn’t really … Continue reading

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Spinach and Beet Green Salad with Broiled Zucchini and Basil Vinaigrette

Salad for dinner.  It’s hot. It’s even too hot to go outside and grill the zucchini. The broiler heats up and cooks quickly so it’s a doable stand in for the grill on a sweltering day. How long has it … Continue reading

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