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Menu Mondays: Kid Edition

The kids chose this week’s meals, with the exception of Friday. Pretend Soup, by Mollie Katzen is a great little cookbook for kids, even if some of the recipes are weird. Not the pizza, though. The pizza is totally normal and Alice even wanted to use zucchini, as directed in the recipe, so we’ll see …

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Menu Mondays

{Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a free copy of The Good Mother Myth! See that post here: http://realnani.blogspot.com/2014/01/GoodMotherMyth.html} I was inspired by my friend Sovina to put flank steak on my menu this week. She makes skirt steak but the flank was cheaper and looked better than the skirt that was available at my …

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Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie might be the ultimate comfort food– filling without being too heavy, creamy, and carb-a-licious. It’s also a great way to use up languishing veggies, though I made a classic version here. And the skillet? Well, I used to have a Corningware round casserole but I probably gave it away when we moved …

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Borscht Under My Belt

I’m a latecomer to borscht. Growing up, I would see the stuff in jars in the supermarket and think, “Gross!” But the summer I turned 16, I was in Israel, and spent a weekend hosted by a family in Haifa. I was served cold borscht, with a generous dollop of sour cream and a few …

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