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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Grains, Middle Eastern, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Zucchini

ShareLast week I took Luke to a play date at my friend Kim’s house. She asked me to bring some kind of grain salad, as part of the grown ups lunch. I decided on bulgar salad with roasted peppers, zucchini and herbs, purely because it’s what I had on hand. For the kids, it was PB&J’s […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, January 30th, 2012 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Salads, Side Dish, Spinach, Vegetables, Vegetarian

ShareOn the way home from the Apple store today, I found myself listening to the Miranda Lambert song, “The House that Built Me. When this song came out two years ago, I got emotional every time it played, thinking of the house where I grew up. It was an 1800’s Victorian-style farmhouse, with brown shingles, […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, April 1st, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Bacon, Beans, Dinner, Italian, Side Dish, Tomatoes

ShareTonight I’m going to the Huntington Book Revue for a book signing.  Not just any signing. Tonight, I’m going to meet Bethenny. Let me just say that I have been a Bethenny fan since the first episode of The Real Housewives of New York.  Under the glitz and glam, there was something so immediately real […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, March 17th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Holiday, Potato, Side Dish

ShareMuch is made of corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. But to me, there is nothing more truly Irish than the potato. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some corned beef.  It’s flavorful and salty, and tender to the bone. The problem is, it’s not really Irish.  It’s English.  Or Jewish.  Or, […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Dinner, Italian, Side Dish, Tomatoes, Vegetarian

ShareMy husband is one of those lucky people who comes from a big family on both sides. Not only that, but most of his cousins are in a similar age bracket: late 20’s to about 40, all with burgeoning careers and adult lives and families of their own. Last weekend, we came together with the […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, August 27th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Baking, Dinner, No really, what IS for lunch?, Side Dish, Tomatoes, Vegetarian

ShareThis morning started out like any other morning. Several “snooze” sessions, my best Oscar the Grouch impersonation, and a large cup of coffee. Until I looked out the window. After several days of much needed, heavy rain, the skies over Long Island dawned clear, cool, and heart-breakingly blue. The perfect day to be out in […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Bacon, Corn, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetables

ShareGrowing up, my mom never made us peas.  She was still scarred from her pea-filled youth. We ate a pretty well rounded diet, and as a result, I grew into a voracious eater, willing to try almost anything, rarely picky.  It’s one of the qualities I find most attractive in other people, because I think […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, May 24th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Grains, Nuts, Side Dish, Stir Fry

ShareI think the city made me lazy. On one hand, the pace in New York (and most other major cities) flies at lightening speed.  It’s move or be moved. There is a certain gotta get it now mentality, a get up and go-ness, that weeds out the bumpkins within the first year of residence. The […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Nuts, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetarian

ShareOne of my favorite things about New York City is that it affords its inhabitants the ability to be completely spontaneous.  There’s no driving, no worries about parking or the mall lot being too full.  Your choices are not Applebee’s or Chili’s, by default (though I’d go Chili’s all the way, there). You might wait […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, December 18th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Corn, Dinner, Holiday, Mexican, Side Dish, Tomatoes, Vegetarian

ShareMy mom has been working on a project which essentially traces her roots (thus, my roots) back to the Revolutionary War.  Well, really she has us as far back as William the Conqueror.  I have to say I’m a little dubious of that part.  But it’s safe to say that a member of my family […]


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