Adventures with Swiss Chard (Recipe: Mixed Vegetable Saute)

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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.So even though I said I was going to take baby steps on this whole “eating better” thing, I just couldn’t resist pushing the envelope a little. If you read […]

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Orchard Chicken Salad

orchard chicken salad

My usual chicken salad contains cheddar cheese, celery, and dill weed. This one is a departure for me. Mainly because hubs doesn’t like to mix his sweet and savory. But since we had an abundance of apple and red grapes, I thought I would experiment. This is the yummy result, chock full of fruit and […]

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Ready to Veg Out?

Looking for some good sources for fresh produce? Check out my round-up of places to veg out over on Food Your Way.

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Streusel – Topped Pumpkin Custards

Pumpkin Custard

One of my very favorite fall desserts is Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie. I could eat the whole thing. Truly. This recipe is so easy – open a few cans, an egg, some spices and whisk away. It comes together in minutes. Top it with a streusel topping and you’re good to go. Oh my, are you […]

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Shrimp with Bacon and Collards

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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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Real Food on a Real Budget

This weekend as I reevaluated our food goals for the year, I opened up my copy of Real Food on a Real Budget. While I am nowhere near being the Nutrition Ninja that Stephanie is, it was encouraging to read areas where I’m on target and areas where I can grow in knowledge, understanding, and […]

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Reevaluating Food Goals for the Year

Last week I got to spend some time with an old friend. Christina and I were both new moms when we met twelve years ago. We had toddlers. Today we have teenagers. During our vacation we stopped a night to stay with Christina and her family. She fixed an amazing feast for us: wild Salmon, […]

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Good Cheap Eats for Fall

Crockpot Applesauce

Fall brings with it cooler weather and different foods that are in season and on sale. It’s wonderful to take advantage of all sorts of new flavors. This year I want to experiment with some new fruits and vegetables that I don’t normally serve.. But, for the moment, here are some of our old standbys. […]

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Loaded Breakfast Potatoes & What’s On Your Plate?

loaded breakfast potato

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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Corn Salad

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Leftovers are the bane of home cooks everywhere. In a sense they imply that you failed in some way. You either cooked too much or folks didn’t like what you made. This is not always the case. Perhaps a dinner guest failed to show. Perhaps a recipe made more than you thought it would. Perhaps […]

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