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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!

Creamy Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

My list of vegan recipes is slowly growing longer! This dish is based on a favorite of my husband’s from one of our trips to Sicily. Nuts of all kinds are used in Sicilian cooking, and the basil pesto that … Continue reading

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Apricot Jam Scones

Originally posted on swellkid:
Is there anything better on a rainy day than a tea party?  How about a tea party with a 5 year old, two stuffed animals, and the carpenter who’s working on your remodel?  Here are the…

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Chocolate Sables

Originally posted on swellkid:
For me this is the perfect cookie.  It’s crisp but not crunchy.  Deep chocolate in flavor, but not bitter.  Freezes well, and can be made and stored for at least a week.  Another name for these…

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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies with Melted Butter Icing

Originally posted on swellkid:
Ten years ago Valentine’s Day was about roses, dinner out, maybe even a new pair of unmentionables. Today, Valentine’s day is about boxes of perforated Power Rangers cards with Tootsie Pops taped to them and forcing…

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English Toffee

Originally posted on swellkid:
I believe homemade gifts are the best kind.  A homemade gift shows that you cared enough to spend your time on it and put a little of yourself into it.  The holidays are a great excuse…

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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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