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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!

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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Farro Tabouli

Originally posted on swellkid:
I love this salad for hot summer evenings when you don’t want to turn on the oven.  You can make this salad a day ahead and let it sit in the fridge until you need it.…

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Swordfish with Caramelized Corn and Fennel

Originally posted on swellkid:
I love the way fennel becomes so sweet and mellow when you saute it.  The combination of corn and fennel makes for a sweet, nutty side dish that could accompany any of your favorite summertime entrees.…

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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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