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Simple Sundays | Lobster Cobb Salad

We were at an airport restaurant a few weeks ago, waiting for our flight back to San Francisco. I scanned the menu and saw the cobb salad. With memories of my father in law still raw in...

Five Little Things - September 13, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Bowl of Pears

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Blushing Blushing of the pear sort, that is. And apples, too. As we say farewell to summer fruits, I’m getting excited about the freckled varieties of pears! H20 I’ve had...

Baby Kale Salad with Apricots & Feta and Apricot Dressing

Baby Kale Salad with Apricots, Feta & Apricot Dressing

On the way to school, my daughter flipped through the stations, each song eliciting an opinion from my little carpool. Funny how songs from before their time can produce such judgement from little ones! Each channel took...

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Apple Cheddar Gougères with Crispy Prosciutto

I think I’m ready. Just about. I may have been holding on to all things summer, but I’m starting to get that itch, that feeling that perhaps summer is starting to wear out its welcome. I almost...

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Simple Sundays | Spaghetti with Chicken Sausage and Lentil Bolognese

There’s always a period of transition when we shift from a summer of travel and leisure to the more rigid autumn, dictated by school bells and new after-school activity schedules. As the children get older, their activities...

Five Little Things - September 6, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | The Meal Planners Creed

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: The Kindness of Strangers From strangers to close friends, my family and I are so grateful for the kind messages and warm thoughts these last few weeks. Thank you especially...

Remembering | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Seashells

Remembering

You begin by remembering the sound of his voice. The tenor of his kind words, the bass of his chuckle. You remember the expressions he would exclaim when your son tells him that he scored a goal,...

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Cilantro-Sriracha Turkey Burgers and a Giveaway

I was slicing some nectarines and peaches, the juicy slivers slipping between my fingers as I dropped them in a bowl. I brought it to the table, laying it down next to the fragrant watermelon. A juicy...

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Simple Sundays | Honeyed Fig Trifle with Goat Cheese Mascarpone Yogurt Cream

Just like that, it was over. I had grand plans, at the start of the summer, for loads of lazy days with the children at the pool, at the park, and letting time follow its own pace...

Five Little Things - August 23, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | SLICED FIGS

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Figs I’m madly, deeply in love with figs, so this time of year, my heart (and tummy) is all twitterpated at the sight of them. I savor them as much...

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Fashionably Late Summer

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Simple Sundays | Coconut Chia Pudding

The weather has thrown me for a loop. It has caused me to slow down, made me drowsy, even. I just woke up from a rare nap, and one step outdoors caused me to retreat back into...

Five Little Things - August 16, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Pear Tree

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Pear Trees (and Green Thumbs) “For some reason, Tito (Uncle) reminds me so much of mom,” my brother said quietly at our family reunion in Iowa a few weekends ago....

Summer Corn and Nectarine Tabbouleh | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Summer Corn and Nectarine Tabbouleh + Scenes from the Heartland

I nearly forgot the magnificence of the Midwestern sky. It had been over ten years, and my eyes had become accustomed to rolling hillsides green in the winter and golden in the summer, the sky a mere...

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Simple Sundays | Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes

When it comes to family time, moments with just the four of us are plentiful and never taken for granted. But it’s just us, our little nuclear family. As much as we love our life in Northern...