This recipe was developed by me for V8 and their fun VegOut campaign! All opinions are 100% my own.

I can’t believe there was a time when I hated vegetables. Now, I could eat them like candy – sweet peas in pasta, broccoli in a stir-fry, roasted cauliflower, and carrots in soup. Cooked or raw. Gimme. All of them!

Who knows how much of it has to do with our palates maturing, or just simply being exposed to more foods, and having them cooked in different ways. I am huge believer in the latter. My kids certainly don’t like all vegetables, but they really like quite a few – because I am relentless in having them try everything over and over.

So, today I’m teaming up with V8 to challenge you! [click to read more…]

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12 comments October 18, 2014

You know a cookbook is awesome when… 1. there are pictures for each recipe 2. prep times are included 3. substitution suggestions are given 4. you want to make every. […]

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The weather here in CA has finally shifted, and temps have dropped from mid-90’s to high 70’s. Simultaneously, my mouth is finally to the point where I can eat solid […]

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This recipe was developed by me for Raley’s Family of Fine Stores and their Cans Get You Cooking campaign. All opinions are 100% my own – I love their market […]

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17 comments October 9, 2014

This recipe was developed by me for STAR Fine Foods. All opinions are 100% my own – I love their products and use them all the time! Three weeks post dental […]

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So, I had dental surgery. That was fun. #sonotfun Tissue grafting on my lower gums, to be exact. Soft foods for an eternity 2 weeks and only food requiring a […]

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Haley thought these looked like ghosts, Trevor thought they looked like blobs, and Paul thought they looked like mounds of poop. Lovely. I’m going with Haley on this one. Regardless, […]

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This recipe was developed by me for STAR Fine Foods. All opinions are 100% my own – I love their products and use them all the time! We interrupt this regularly […]

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7 comments September 27, 2014

I know I have a hit on my hands when the kids inhale it. And then the next day, they ask me to make it again. This dip >>> the […]

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September 25, 2014

We’re a month into the school year now and both kids being gone full days is glorious – I get so much done in six and a half hours! And […]

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43 comments September 22, 2014

This post is sponsored via the NoshOn.It Publisher Partner Program by BelGioioso – a cheese I use all the time! As always, opinions are my own.) I made pull-apart bread a few months […]