everyday spectechols

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goat cheese and green bean potato salad

Last summer, one of my dear friends brought this tasty dish with her when she and her daughter came for a back-yard-swimming-pool playdate.  It. Was. AMAZING!  I wanted to eat … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

veggie fajitas with quinoa and black beans

Summer’s just around the corner and that means gearing up for easy, fresh, warm-weather fare.  We had a peek in to what summer has in store the other day (woo … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

penne with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and almonds

Last week I experienced a rare lapse in my desire to cook anything at all… seriously, I had spent all day digging and redigging my garden beds and as far … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

potato lentil soup with apples

I know, I know.  Apples in soup!?!  What the minty freshness am I thinking, right?!  But make this soup once and you will never doubt me again :) This soup … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

hearty broccoli potato soup

This soup is so easy I could probably do it in my sleep!  Not only that but it also uses very economical ingredients I usually have on hand (i.e. evaporated … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

oven cornbread pot pie

This is comfort food central!  Not only did our house smell awesome while this was in the oven, but my soul was so soothed while I was eating it – … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 10 Comments

in honor of the weekend – spinach pesto pizza!

There are a few foods that our family really likes to eat when we go out.  Usually they are things we don’t like to make at home – sushi, gyros, … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

fettuccine with veggies in a bechamel sauce

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with white sauces.  They sound so good in theory, but more often than not, they’re bland, heavy, and could potentially give your heart palpitations… and … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

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