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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!

Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

August in Portland usually means everyone with a garden is trying to do two things: give away tomatoes and zucchini, and think of other things to make than Caprese salad and zucchini bread. My wonderful neighbor Jenny had an abundance … Continue reading

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Salmon with Crab Basil Hollandaise

I’m so tired of eating fresh crab, said no one ever. My Uncle Mark, who I’ve written about before and described as the Paul Hogan of the Oregon Coast and am now going to start calling The Crab Whisperer, gave … Continue reading

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Flaky Huckleberry Scones

Fresh huckleberries are amazing! They are something like a deeply ripened blueberry that took a bath in blackberry juice. They can be tough to find since they have a very short season here in Oregon. Huckleberries are also fragile and … Continue reading

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Easy S’Mores Cookie Bars

In many areas in the Pacific Northwest this Fourth of July, campfires are prohibited due to high risk of wildfires. If you’re like me, then making S’mores is a pretty important part of camping, and summer in general. What’s a … Continue reading

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All Strawberries, All The Time

Please enjoy this round-up of my favorite strawberry recipes, before strawberry season is over! Just click the link or picture for the recipe. Strawberry Cake with Rhubarb Cream    Almost Instant Strawberry Sorbet   Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream      … Continue reading

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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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