Author Archives: Amy

Creamy Cheddar Leek Soup

For the first day of Fall this year, I made a vegetarian creamy cheddar leek soup. I’ll let you in on a little secret about leeks – did you know you can buy them sliced, cleaned and frozen in a … Continue reading

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Chef Salad with Bacon Dressing

This salad was an accident, a delicious one though. I was craving my mom’s warm spinach salad with bacon dressing, but we didn’t have any spinach. We also had a ton of stuff in the fridge that needed to be … Continue reading

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Beet Salad

Once again, my tendency towards salads with a few fresh, simple ingredients is showing up. Vegetables, cheese and a little oil and vinegar – it is how I like to eat. I was asked why I’m not posting complicated dressings … Continue reading

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad

We are lucky enough to have friends with amazing gardens so in years, like this one, where we don’t get it together enough to plant our stuff in time, we can get some fantastic produce. This was a particularly fun … Continue reading

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Greek(ish) Potato Salad

Last year for Spencer’s birthday party, I made potato salad with the blue cheese vinaigrette and it was a hit. Never one to leave well enough alone, I decided to make a new potato salad for his 2nd birthday party. … Continue reading

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Buffalo Blue Chicken Salad

True confession time, culinary style: I don’t love wings. I want to love them, I like the spicy flavors with the cool of the dip, the whole concept. I just don’t like the bones. Or the wing meat. And I … Continue reading

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Steak and Horseradish Salad

I’ve been trying to get better about using leftovers and this salad used up a few things in the fridge: leftover rib-eye from father’s day, a sub par tomato and some bits of cheese. I’m also still on a diet … Continue reading

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Summer Spinach and Berry Salad

We just got back from a 3 week road trip (5000 miles!) and in an effort to not pack on the vacation pounds, I ate a lot of salads. Some were good, some were great and a few were old … Continue reading

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Vegan Curried Broccoli Soup

The soup came to be on a day where I was uninspired for dinner and was rattling off a list of random food for the toddler to choose from. I threw out broccoli soup on a list that included peanut … Continue reading

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Mustard Slaw for Sandwiches

I think we’re doing bbq pork sliders for Spencer’s birthday party in July (why yes, I AM neurotically planning ahead) and I’ve been experimenting with slaws for topping the meat in the sandwiches. I love the concept of coleslaw on … Continue reading

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