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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 unless otherwise noted. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!

Deviled Eggs Can Be Chic

This is my all-time most popular post! It has been reblogged, shared, and pinned on Pinterest over 2,000 times. Pretty cool.  Happy Easter! Most people feel that using a piping bag for any reason is too much work, too fussy, … Continue reading

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Thin Mints Ice Cream Cake

Every year I buy several boxes of Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts and stash them in the freezer.  After the kids go to bed my husband and I will eat a few, ice-cold, out of the freezer.  By some … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day

Pie is one of my favorite things to make, possibly because it’s my husband’s and my son’s favorite dessert. Today happens to be Pi day, so what better reason to make a pie? Here is a list of my favorites: … Continue reading

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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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