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About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a 1st grade 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 unless otherwise noted. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!

Quick and Easy Bay Shrimp Ceviche in Lettuce Cups

Here’s a light and flavorful dish that you can make pretty much year round.  I found some Oregon bay Shrimp at our wonderful neighborhood fish market, Portland Fish Market. They are individually frozen so you can just scoop out as … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sables

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 could be Grown-Up Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Steamed Asian Red Snapper

Steaming fish with aromatics is a great way to maximize flavor without drying it out.  We love Asian flavors in our house, so this one was a big winner.  Use any herbs or greens that you have available.  Be sure … Continue reading

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Ancho Chili Braised Pork

This is one of those dishes that elevates what we think of Mexican food to another level. My kids idea of Mexican food is usually a plain cheese quesadilla. I can sometimes get them to eat black beans, and one … Continue reading

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Cocktail Party!

This is the perfect week for a cocktail party.  There are just a few days left before you make your clean-living New Year’s resolution, so now is your chance to live it up! I like to have one or two … Continue reading

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Prime Rib

Every year I like to try a new special recipe that I’ve never done before.  Last year it was a crown roast of pork.  This year it was a spectacular prime rib.  Prime rib is also called a standing rib … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Hands down, my family’s favorite holiday cookie! Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and … Continue reading

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