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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!

Rhubarb Mojito

Originally posted on swellkid:
? I love a seasonal cocktail.  When the weather warms up I tend to go with lighter, sweeter drinks.  I attended a great cocktail party class at Hipcooks Portland last night and learned how to make…

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Fava Bean Fever

Originally posted on swellkid:
The farmer’s markets have been featuring gorgeous fava beans the last few weeks.  They are a bit time consuming to prepare, but since they are only in season a few weeks a year, it’s worth the…

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Braised Short Ribs

Six years ago I was teaching half time and staying home half time with my preschooler. Even though I was very busy, I was home a lot more and so my cooking was slower, more complex, and frankly, better.  I … Continue reading

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Easy Focaccia

When I say easy, I mean easy.  I do not mean quick.  Focaccia from start to finish will take most of, or all of a day to make.  Making it takes just a few simple steps, but there is wait … Continue reading

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How to Make a Peeps Wreath

Originally posted on swellkid:
So I got it in my head that I needed to make a wreath out of Peeps for Easter.  I don’t know where it came from, just a need to decorate for the season I guess. …

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Scallops, Clams, and Shrimp with Vermouth and Orange Broth

This is a wonderful dish to serve for a special occasion or romantic evening when you want to spend some time together in the kitchen.  It’s the kind of recipe that makes you feel fancy and accomplished in the kitchen, … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookies and Candies

I haven’t had the time in the last two years to post many new recipes. My job as an elementary school teacher and my second job as a mom of two makes it pretty tough to carve our the time … Continue reading

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