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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!

Easter Brunch Americano

If you are hosting Easter Brunch, consider this departure from the usual Mimosa.  Martha Stewart featured this cocktail in her April issue and it is a winner!  I love the bitterness and vivid color of Campari. Martha’s recipe calls for … Continue reading

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Spicy Coconut Broth

This broth is a wonderful base for your favorite vegetables, meat, or seafood. You can mix and match the veggies you like.  Toss in a few shrimp or some shredded chicken and you’ve got an incredibly healthy and satisfying soup. … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Pea Salad with Fried Shallots

This is a welcome departure from your every day greens and dressing. I was inspired by a fava bean/asparagus salad recipe in Bon Appetit.  The salad is served cold, but be sure to save the frying of the shallots for … Continue reading

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Easter Recipe Round Up

One week until Easter.  Here are my favorite recipes and ideas for your holiday! Coconut Easter Basket Cupcakes Deviled Eggs Can be Chic How To Make A Peeps Wreath Easter Egg Dye From The Pantry Apricot Glazed Ham Spring Garden Deviled … Continue reading

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Viola’s Cabbage Rolls

This is not a cooked cabbage leaf wrapped around a savory stuffing, this is cabbage and meat AS stuffing inside of a chewy, soft roll.  These are very similar to Russian pirozhki. I made these for the first time when … Continue reading

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Clams With Bacon And Pasta in White Wine Broth

The best thing about coming home from a trip to the beach is coming home with some clams to cook for dinner.  Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand for dunking.  Serves 4-6 1/2 lb. small pasta, such … Continue reading

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Guinness Braised Brisket

I wanted to make a traditional corned beef (it’s corned, not corn beef, I hate it when people say corn beef) for St. Patrick’s Day.  I am usually pretty good at planning ahead, but in this case I waited until … Continue reading

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Pink Grapefruit Meringue Pie

Here is a  little twist on lemon meringue using those gorgeous pink grapefruits that are at the height of their season right now. One frustration I have with meringue pies is that the meringue tends to weep and causes the … Continue reading

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Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

These little wraps are a great way to get your kids to eat more leafy greens.  Use any ground meat that you like. 1 1/3 lb. ground beef, or chicken, or turkey, or pork, etc. 1 egg 3 T. hoisin … Continue reading

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Salted Coconutty Bars

This is my take on the Magic Cookie Bar.  These could also be called Clean Our Your Cupboard Bars.  You could experiment with different cracker, nut, chocolate combinations with whatever you have in  the cupboard. 6 oz. Wheat Thins or … Continue reading

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