Recipe: Lemon butter salmon with kale mixture

Recipe: Lemon butter salmon with kale mixture

On Saturday night, I was struck hard by pregnancy insomnia.  My inability to sleep might also have been the unpleasant consequence of consuming caffeine for the first time in nearly 9 months.  In any case, I woke up wide awake at about 1:30 am and never fell back to sleep. I considered taking a shower.  I almost cleaned my closet.  I thought about all of the non-maternity clothes that I’d soon get to wear.  I wondered what our baby girl will look like.  And my mind also turned to what I was going to have for dinner that evening. As...

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30 weeks & sassy peach sweet potatoes

30 weeks & sassy peach sweet potatoes

Guess who’s 30 weeks pregnant today? That’s right… I am! (If you’re wondering why I am nearly headless in this photo, it is because the full shots came out too dark, and my editing software is on my laptop which is being repaired at Apple.  I promise that the top of my head is still in tact.) I absolutely cannot believe it.  30 weeks seems like such a milestone to me.  I truly feel as though I’m  on the home stretch now! On a complete different note, I don’t like football. It bores me to tears, and if I...

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Shopping for baby & chicken kabobs with farmers market veggies

Shopping for baby & chicken kabobs with farmers market veggies

Jen had to reschedule our walk this morning because Wyatt needed some extra nap time, so I decided to pick some things up for the baby’s room. It was a pretty successful trip! I managed to find a table lamp (and I’ve been looking around for awhile) and a throw for the glider (figuring it would come in handy for me during those middle-of-the-night feedings).  I also bought some baby wipes and hangers for his closet.   And I simply couldn’t resist buying a little Halloween outfit. The entire outfit was only $6, so I...

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Thanksgiving Cinnamon Applesauce

Thanksgiving Cinnamon Applesauce

  Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Today I’d like to share an applesauce recipe I’ve been making at Thanksgiving for the past 11 years (starting in college).  It has become a staple on our family table, and my step-children look forward to having it again all year long. I must admit, I complain every single year before I have to make it though. Peeling and coring 18 apples isn’t exactly a party, but I seem to get more efficient at it as the years go by.  This morning, I tackled those apples while listening to Christmas music,...

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Zucchini, Squash, and Mushrooms

Zucchini, Squash, and Mushrooms

Lately, Michael and I have both been craving lighter meals with lots of veggies. So last night, I made Salmon with a Brown Sugar Glaze served with zucchini, squash, and mushrooms.  This mixture is the easiest thing to make, and it tastes so fresh and delicious. Zucchini, Squash & Mushrooms Ingredients 1 zucchini (cut into 1/2 inch thick slices) 1 yellow squash (cut into 1/2 inch thick slices) 1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 cup water Salt & pepper to taste 1 tablespoon Parmesan...

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Healthy baked fries

Healthy baked fries

In my pantry, there is a sixty pound bag of potatoes. Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, but I do have a lot of potatoes leftover from when I made the roasted chicken last week. Thankfully, I knew just what to do with some of them last night. Roasted Russet Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic (Lightly adapted from here) Ingredients 2 medium russet potatoes 1 tablespoon Garlic Gold Oil* 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste *If you don’t have Garlic Gold Oil, you can substitute 1 tablespoon...

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