Category Archives: Recipes

Tuscan Greens and Beans

So, I often troll frozen food aisles to see what corporate people are providing, so that I can make my own fresh. I came across an entire section of Morningstar Farms who are now making ready-to-eat, and Tuscan Greens and … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Game changer. Thank you, Six Sister’s Stuff! Mac ‘n’ cheese was a go-to during the pickiest times of my daughter’s evolution from a child who ate everything to one who ate nothing into a relatively picky person who eats some … Continue reading

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Mulberry Jam

My friend Karin posted on facebook, “Come get mulberries,” I responded, yes, please, and immediately started looking for recipes. I decided on mulberry jam and mulberry viniagrette (for another day, see freezing, below). Turns out, mulberries are full of anti-oxidants … Continue reading

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Healthy Morning Porridge

Hat tip, Food Babe, these are so easy to make, and you can line up a couple for a week. I will never stop appreciating Food Babe’s idea, but I make mine way less complicated. STACK, bottom up: Ezekiel cereal … Continue reading

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Broccoli Tots

Forget it, these are delicious, and SO Easy! Broccoli Tots 12 ounces broccoli, cut into small florets ¼ cup scallions, thinly sliced 2 large garlic cloves, finely diced ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 egg, beaten ⅔ cup bread crumbs … Continue reading

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Farro Mushroom Green Bean Salad

Samantha Bee, from Daily Show and now her OWN SHOW, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, did an interview with Grub Street, turns out she is a good cook and time organizer, two things Silly Mama loves. Among so many of … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach Mushroom

Let’s talk about SIDES. I was the vegetarian daughter in a family of meat-eaters, and for decades, at holidays, I was asked if I could “just pick it out,” NO, and I went through an entire Engagement Reception Dinner with … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

If you don’t have a Spiralizer yet, I highly recommend. I’ve got the Paderno. Here’s a youtube from a previous post to help you get started. Low-carb, delicious “noodles” or, in this case, zucchini swirls for a fabulous salad. Hat … Continue reading

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Easy, fabulous. One pan, mucho taste. Hat tip, Damn Delicious. Recipe: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeño, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz) … Continue reading

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Sleepover homemade baked doughnuts

Hosting a New Year’s sleepover. It’s been awhile since I’ve made doughnuts, last time was for a softball game early morning. This recipe is super easy, and you can decide what topping, go chocolate, go cinnamon-sugar, whatever.  So good, not … Continue reading

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