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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!

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Originally posted on swellkid:
   What do you do when you have a flat of beautiful ripe strawberries?  First you eat a bunch, and take pictures of your children with strawberry juice running down their chins.  You freeze some and…

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Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Tart

This savory tart is rich and delicious served hot, cold, or room temperature, making it the perfect dish for a potluck! If you buy an oil based puff pastry such as Pepperidge Farms, it’s also vegan! 1 puff pastry sheet … Continue reading

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Polynesian Party Meatballs

Originally posted on swellkid:
Once again, proving that eating things off of sticks is fun.  This is a great dish to bring to a party or make for Dad’s special day.  The nifty bamboo sticks came from the Asian grocery…

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Cucumber Gazpacho With Shrimp and Mint Oil

Originally posted on swellkid:
? This is so creamy you would swear it’s full of dairy, but (as long as you don’t pop a shrimp on top) it’s completely vegan.  Cool, crisp and slightly sweet, this is the perfect starter…

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Rhubarb Mojito

Originally posted on swellkid:
For one Rhubarb Mojito ice 2 oz. white rum 1 oz. rhubarb simple syrup (recipe below) 4-5 fresh mint leaves 2 oz. club soda Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour in the rum and simple…

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Strawberry Cake with Rhubarb Cream

Originally posted on swellkid:
Another tiny little rosebud of a cake.  I am loving my new 6 inch cake pans!  The cakes are so sweet and unassuming.  The whole cake is easily shared among 6-8 people without gigantic slices or…

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Mini Rhubarb Cheesecakes

Originally posted on swellkid:
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I love to make mini versions of things, especially desserts.  It’s my way of pretending that desserts aren’t that bad for me.  If they’re mini…

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