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Thursday’s Dish: Date-Nut Pinwheel Cookies

November 19, 2009 0

I can’t wait for Cookie Day! At our house, we have one huge holiday baking day where my husband, daughter and I, plus other family and friends, make our favorite cookie recipes. We put on […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Stir-Fried Jasmine Rice

November 12, 2009 3

I recently had to throw dinner together after a particularly busy day with no preparation at all. All I had to start with was some leftover rice, so I grabbed a few cookbooks and searched […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cranberry Bread

November 5, 2009 3

Okay, if stores can already have their Christmas decorations up, then I feel I can go ahead and post my favorite holiday bread recipe (another one from my mom). I made it this week to […]

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The Great Bake Off and Cookie Swap

November 1, 2009 0

Today is November 1, 2009. You get to set your clocks back an hour! Hooray for an extra hour of sleep! Today is also the day that submissions for the LiveMom Great Bake Off open!! […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Recipes from the Past

October 29, 2009 1

I love old recipe books. I have a collection of pamphlet-like books from the ’40s and ’50s published by GE, Imperial Sugar, Sunbeam and other companies. The recipes and headnotes (description at the beginning of […]

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An Upcoming Event and A New Contributing Writer

October 25, 2009 0

Do you like to experiment in the kitchen? Do you have a favorite cookie that you make during the holidays? If so, mark your calendars for LiveMom’s First Annual Holiday Bake-Off and Cookie Swap! It’s […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Heartbreak Posole

October 15, 2009 8

I made such good posole this weekend. So spicy, so savory, punched up by the tartness of fresh lime and cilantro. I served it with warm corn tortillas. Mmmmm. It was a big pot. I […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Chicken Noodle Soup

October 8, 2009 1

As fall settles in, I’m hearing of more and more people getting sick. I think about half of my daughter’s preschool was out with the flu, presumably H1N1, which, although virulent, has not been as […]

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Thursday’s Dish: The New Frito Pie

October 1, 2009 3

You know how when you have a baby, friends and neighbors step up to the plate and do some cooking for you so that you don’t have to worry about taking care of a newborn […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Zucchini Lemon Bread

September 24, 2009 0

My family is enjoying this delightfully cool September, but because the temperatures spend a few days down and then head back up, I’m not quite ready to abandon summer cooking. Do I really want to […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Pesto

September 10, 2009 4

With the drought, and my fully negligent style of caring for plants, all but the heartiest herbs I planted this spring in a garden bed at the front of my house have died. There’s some […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Steelhead Trout

August 27, 2009 1

My almost 5-year-old loves salmon. Loves, loves, loves it. However, I’ve been concerned about giving it to her very often because of mercury content. I was saddened by the recent government study that showed 100 […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Roast v. Rotisserie

August 20, 2009 4

There’s been a lot of online discussion lately about the movie (based on the blog) “Julie and Julia”, which I haven’t seen yet. Foodies, it seems, are split on whether or not the blog’s author […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Popsicles

August 13, 2009 0

I went a week without mentioning the weather in Thursday’s Dish, but I find that’s about all I can manage these days. What are you doing to keep cool, especially in the kitchen? One thing […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Pear-Pecan Scones

August 6, 2009 1

Our friend Alison Bradburn is an amazing baker. She’s also an excellent problem solver, which is tricky in baking. I call her when I realize I’m out of an ingredient, or when a recipe hasn’t […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Grilled Dinner

July 23, 2009 2

I have the good fortune to have a chef for a brother. He came over and cooked dinner for us and some friends recently, and I was reminded yet again that really good food doesn’t […]

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Thursday’s Dish: The Family Snacking Platter

July 16, 2009 0

  Written by: Shannon Oelrich A recent conversation between moms turned to summer dinners, and how NOT to cook for them. One mom suggested having one or two nights a week that are “grazing” dinners, […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Green Bean-Potato Salad

July 9, 2009 3

  Written by: Shannon Oelrich Summer is bounded by those quintessential barbecue holidays, Memorial Day and Labor Day, but there are also plenty of opportunities in between for gathering and sharing food. July Fourth has […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Mixed Greens

June 25, 2009 0

  Written by: Shannon Oelrich I’m a little obsessed with greens right now. I just really love them. I know I didn’t when I was a kid, and believe me, with Southern parents and grandparents, […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Peach Crumble

June 18, 2009 1

  Written by: Shannon Oelrich Peach season is here, although a late freeze curtailed the amount of Texas peaches available this year. Don’t let that stop you from heading out to the Hill Country with […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Your Go-To Meal

June 11, 2009 0

  Written by: Shannon Oelrich Sometimes, you just don’t want to have to think about dinner, but you’re out of leftovers, don’t want to stop to get fast food, and don’t want to spend the […]

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Thursday’s Dish

June 4, 2009 5

How much money do you spend at the grocery store on a monthly basis? For my family of four, plus friends who eat over a couple of times per week, we easily drop $600 a […]

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Thursday’s Dish: A Better Banana Bread

May 28, 2009 0

We eat a lot of bananas around my house, but we don’t always eat the whole bunch before they go south. I tried several banana bread recipes before deciding that I just had to work […]

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Thursday’s Dish

May 21, 2009 0

I have no recipe for you today, ladies. I’m planning on ordering out for the rest of the week, so you know what type of week I’ve had! The past couple of days, I ‘ve […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Mom’s Quinoa Salad

May 14, 2009 1

I’m usually an avid meal planner, shopper and cook, but for the past two weeks my efforts have been pretty lackluster. Nothing sounded good. I didn’t want to cook, and when I did, I didn’t […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Homemade Yogurt

May 7, 2009 0

I’ve never thought about making homemade yogurt until I met Brook. Her son is in my daughter’s mom’s day out class. Somehow, we got on the subject of homemade yogurt a couple of weeks ago. […]

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Thursday’s Dish: And The Winner Is…..

April 30, 2009 0

If you haven’t been trying out all of the recipes that were submitted in the LiveMom recipe contest, you’ve been missing out, mama! Everyone who submitted a recipe sent a really good one, making even […]

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Thursday’s Dish

April 23, 2009 2

Contest Recipe #8 This is the last recipe that was entered into the contest. So, that means that I will announce the winner soon! But first, I need to make and eat these yummy muffins! […]

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Thursday’s Dish

April 9, 2009 1

Contest Recipe #7 Submitted by: MKV I am having a brunch at my house on Easter Sunday. This dish is going to be made for everyone coming over! Can’t wait to try it- Crème Brulee […]

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Thursday’s Dish

April 2, 2009 0

Contest Recipe #6 Submitted by: Lori Hooray to the all American casserole! I will be making this soon, as “it’s almost time for a Costco run”. Thanks, Lori!! I imagine this would be even easier […]

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Thursday’s Dish

March 26, 2009 4

Contest Recipe #5 Submitted by: MKV Here’s just one of the recipes that was sent in by our winner! Thanks!! Chicken Panna Rosa 6 servings1 T butter or margarine ½ cup finely chopped onion 1 […]

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Thursday’s Dish

March 12, 2009 0

Contest Recipe #3 Submitted by: Nicole Nicole says that this is the standard dish that she makes when she cooks for new moms. It originally comes from Cooking Light- a healthy and tasty meal! And […]

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Thursday’s Dish

March 5, 2009 0

Contest Recipe # 2 Submitted by: Stephanie This one sounds super easy! I’m liking it already….. Best Chicken Soup Ever: 1 grocery store rotisserie chicken 1 qt chicken broth 4-5 carrots, chopped 1 lg onion, […]

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Thursday’s Dish

February 26, 2009 1

Contest Recipe # 1 Submitted by: Katherine If I was giving away a gift card for the recipe with the best title, this one would’ve won it! I love saying it… Deconstructed & Bastardized California […]

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Is That All?

February 25, 2009 4

Alright, mamas. I know you cook. I know you have some recipes to share with me. And I know you want to win up to $50 in HEB gift cards. Last week, I posted a […]

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Thursday’s Dish (and a GIVEAWAY!!)

February 19, 2009 4

Over the past six months, I have been lucky enough to have a husband who works for a company that caters lunch for their employees. Everyday, they are served up some good food- everything from […]

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Thursday’s Dish

February 5, 2009 2

I was at the Farmers’ Market in the Triangle last night, walking around the different stands while getting an idea of what veggies are in season. A book propped up on one of the tables […]

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Thursday’s Dish

January 29, 2009 3

I’m not one to eagerly jump out of bed to face the day that lies ahead of me. In fact, I’d very much prefer to wake up slowly, lounging away while a cup of coffee […]

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Thursday’s Dish

January 22, 2009 0

Want a dinner that’s easy to make, tasty and healthy? Here’s a recipe that meets all of those needs and will please the kids too! If you have a recipe you’d like to share with […]

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Thursday’s Dish

January 15, 2009 0

On Christmas morning, we unwrapped our presents, got dressed and went to a friends house for brunch. The food and the company was great. And it has inspired me to start making Sunday morning brunches […]

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Thursday’s Dish

January 1, 2009 3

Today is the first day of a new year. That certainly calls for a special meal to start the new year off on the right foot! We all have our own favorite traditions and recipes […]

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Thursday’s Dish

December 18, 2008 1

This time of year, it’s all about the food, especially for my sweet husband who so loves holiday cookies and chocolates. For me too, I must admit, that this holiday time of year puts me […]

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Thursday’s Dish

December 11, 2008 0

This December is LiveMom’s one year birthday! And, everyone knows that a one year birthday must be properly celebrated with….. chocolate chip cookies! Yes, if the website could have a favorite cookie, it would certainly […]

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Thursday’s Dish

December 4, 2008 1

This week’s recipe comes from Katie. She made this dish when I went to her house for dinner one night and all of us loved it. It’s simple and feeds many mouths- I think there […]

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Thursday’s Dish

November 27, 2008 0

I held a potluck dinner at my house over the weekend and there was one particular dish, other than the frozen Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese, that was a big hit. It was made by Jill […]

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Thursday’s Dish

November 13, 2008 2

‘Tis the season for colds and the flu. Sadly, that time is once again upon us. I’m no doctor, although I have been referred to as Dr. Mom once or twice, but I can write […]

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