3 Easter Dinner Menus to Inspire You

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter. I love menu planning, especially for a special occasion, like Easter. It’s enjoyable to me to think about how to vary textures, flavors, and colors. Sometimes I can get […]

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Meal Planning for Easter Week

grilled chicken dinner

I must confess I’ve been a meal planning fail of late. We’ve eaten far too much takeout because we’ve been so busy. I realize that there are seasons for this, but it’s time to get my house in order! So, this weekend I spent some time thinking about this week: our schedule, the groceries on […]

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Cilantro Couscous Salad

cilantro couscous

Salad season is upon us! While I love hearty stews and filling potato dishes, the approach of abundant sunshine and warmer weather makes me crave fresh vegetables and lighter fare. But, at the same time, I have five men in the family to feed, so I need to serve something with substance. The new season […]

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Rainbow Breakfast Rolls

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My family loves sweet breads for breakfast. They also love cereal, but seeing as they go through two boxes in a sitting, making my own sweet rolls and breads is a more economical option. They also love donuts. But, donuts make me feel guilty. Surely, homemade is better than the donut shop, right? I will […]

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Simplified Salsa

salsachips

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Roasted potatoes 2

Red potatoes are a delicious side dish to accompany your spring meals, particularly Easter Dinner. They are small, easy to find, and somehow seem easier to prepare since you don’t need to peel them completely, nor even cut them, depending on how small you find them. I recently bought a ten-pound bag for about five […]

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Hot Cross Buns with a California Flair

Hot Cross Buns

I’ve never been to England. France, yes. But, during my year in Europe, I never hopped the channel to visit Great Britain. I love British Literature, though. I’ve devoured books by JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, PG Wodehouse, JK Rowling, and a host of other Brits with initials for first names. Maybe I should start going […]

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Sloppy Joes & Side Salads (What’s On Your Plate?)

Sloppy Joes

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Spring Greens with Pepitas & Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing 3

As the weather starts to warm up, our appetites start to get a hankering for fresh and bright flavors. Move over slow cooker meals, bring on the salads! There are so many flavor combinations to dress up a salad, it’s difficult to be bored. Last week we enjoyed this salad that hubs deemed, “Excellent.” I […]

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I’ll Have the Usual

Are you a food adventurer, choosing something different for every meal? Or do you lean toward a few choice favorites? I fall in between. I have some meals that I just love, and really, why mess with perfection? A Turkey Baguette Sandwich is one of those. Since we discovered the French bakery a couple miles […]

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