Sweet Potato and Cranberry Muffins with Maple Butter

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Muffins Recipe with Maple Butter - Andrea Meyers

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, especially on the weekends. While weekday morning are a rush to get everyone out the door and to school or work, I like that we plan to sit down and enjoy a nice breakfast together for one weekend morning with pancakes or muffins, and omelets or quiche…. 

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Cauliflower Casserole with Italian Sauce

Cauliflower Casserole Recipe with Italian Sauce - Andrea Meyers

My guys will eat almost anything as long as it has a good sauce to go with it, and this cauliflower casserole I adapted from Cooking Light is more proof of that. They don’t like cauliflower, and though they’ve done pretty well with occasional roasted cauliflower, they don’t ask for this white vegetable. But Italian… 

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Low Sugar Thai Iced Tea

Low Sugar Thai Iced Tea Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Though it’s September and the boys have returned to school, the summer weather continued around here and it often lasts until October. So we still have tomatoes, peppers, and basil coming out our ears and the garden tomatillos are starting to kick in. And temperatures were in the 90s last week, making that week hotter… 

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Chickpea Curry with Spinach and Tomatoes

Chickpea Curry Recipe with Spinach and Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

We are counting down the last few weeks of school, and it seems like everything is hitting all at once. End of year field trips, SOL testing, hockey team events, Scout stuff, plus extended family celebrations like my parents’ 50th anniversary. I’m trying to balance everything, to keep all the plates spinning and the balls… 

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Weekend Gardening: Dandelions (Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae)

Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad Recipe with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae - Andrea Meyers

Dandelions are a wild weed and flower that I have loved since childhood. My sister and I picked them and put the flowers in our hair, and blew the seeds into the wind on hot summer days, watching them float away to land elsewhere and make a new plant. And now I watch my sons… 

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Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Almonds

Browned Butter Gnocchi Recipe with Broccoli and Almonds - Andrea Meyers

Michael and I have long had a fondness for gnocchi. I love the little dumplings and how good they taste with our homemade pesto and other Italian sauces. This recipe that I adapted from Cooking Light adds some broccoli and warm nutty flavor with browned butter. My boys are all broccoli addicts—not a bad thing—so… 

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Thai Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts (The Kids Cook Monday)

Thai Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

Ever since I got my guys hooked on Brussels sprouts with the Waldorf Brussels Sprout Salad, I’ve been plotting other ways to work this delicious vegetable into our weekly menus. This recipe for stir-fried Brussels sprouts, which I adapted from the new cookbook Pok Pok, was an instant hit with my guys.

From the Pantry: Merkén (Creamy Sweet Potato and Leek Soup)

Creamy Sweet Potato and Leek Soup Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We’re more than halfway through January, and yes I’m still working off those holiday pounds. Well, and there might have been a few before that that I’m working on, too. For most of the year we eat pretty healthy, it’s just that time between Halloween and New Year’s Day that is a bit dodgy for… 

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From the Pantry: Truvia Baking Blend (Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars)

Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars Recipe - Andrea Meyers

It’s the middle of January, and how are you doing on that resolution to get healthy and drop those holiday indulgence pounds? It’s hard to stick with it, believe me I know. I can keep up my exercise goals, but staying away from sweets is the most difficult part for me, especially a month of… 

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