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Weelicious Lightened Up Spaghetti Carbonara

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There are several things I can fall back on that I know my girls will eat:  my chicken cutlets, pasta with pesto, and pasta with butter and cheese. When something new hits the menu, it’s generally because they ate something at their friend’s house at a playdate or sleepover. O has discovered Pasta with Carbonara Sauce at our local pizzeria because her friend ordered it, then O had a taste and instantly loved it. Who wouldn’t? I received an email while I was in the playground from weelicious. I opened it up while we were in the playground and jumped for…

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{Guest Post} Meatless Monday Recipe: One-Pot Wonderful Pasta with Broccoli

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Guest Contributor, Lisa Pisano, is the Creator & Editorial Director of mom a la mode, where the topics of food, fashion, pop culture and family life are celebrated.  When she’s not helping small business clients find their social media North Star or attending an event with Triple Threat Mommy, you’ll find her tweeting from @momalamode, updating her blog’s Facebook fan page and navigating her new Google + page.  All while chasing after her toddler son… We’re big fans of keeping at least one day a week meatless in the mom a la mode household. And our go-to dish is often…

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Whole Food’s Shrimp Fajita’s Dinner Kit

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I love anything that is packed up and ready to be cooked. It makes my life easier and I get to try new recipes that I normally would never think to cook. That’s why I love Whole Food’s “Health Starts Here” Dinner Kits. They stock a handful of varities every week, but since we are trying to eat healthier, and incorporating more seafood into our diets, I decided to try out their Shrimp Fajita’s Dinner Kit which cost about $17. As you can see from the package, it comes with the shrimp already peeled and deveined (yippee!), bell peppers and…

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Food Network’s Clams and Sausage over Polenta Recipe

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This is my favorite recipe once summer comes along. We first had this when we rented a beach house two summers ago. And now, whenever I make it, it marks the official start of summer. It comes from one of my favorite magazines, Food Network Magazine: Sausage and Clams with Polenta. Below, is the recipe from the Food Network, with my own picture and tips in **italics. Ingredients 1 cup instant polenta **I use the tube kind – its easy to use – just put in a bowl, microwave and add milk to desired consistency. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4…

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Barilla Introduces Microwaveable Meals Ready in 60 Seconds

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Like most families with young kids, we eat a lot of pasta. Right? Simply because pasta is easy to make and everyone eats it. Well, Barilla, the pasta brand has made making lunch or dinner even easier. In fact, Barilla has made it so easy that you’ll have something on the table in 60 seconds — which a working mom like me (and you!) can clearly appreciate! I was invited to taste Barilla’s new microwaveable meals at a Barilla luncheon hosted by their Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni and their Registered Dietitian, Anna Rosales. After some delicious antipasti and a lovely insalata,…

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Easy, Healthy Kid-Friendly Foods from Kidfresh (And, Oh Yeah – They’re Packed with Hidden Vegetables!) + Giveaway! CLOSED

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As a working (although now part-time and looking) mommy, it becomes a bit difficult to plan out meals in advance to make sure that there are healthy options in the fridge. I shop at Whole Foods in TriBeCa to make sure that at least what I do have in our fridge is organic and healthy. But sometimes, I just don’t have the time to put the ingredients together to make an actual meal with all food groups represented – especially vegetables. (Does anyone feel my pain?!) My girls, are pretty ok with veggies. They like raw carrots and steamed broccoli…

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Food Network Magazine Recipe Try-out #1: Sausage and Clams with Polenta

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A friend of mine several months ago showed me a new magazine that had just come out:  the Food Network Magazine.  It is a FABULOUS magazine that is so great and easy to use – especially for the working mommy!  I had just started subscribing this past summer, so I have been in for 3 issues thus far, and have tried a  handful of recipes from each of the issues – with amazing results! The best feature of the magazine, besides the recipes, is The Recipe Index, which is a compilation of all the recipes in the issue sorted out…

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Katie Lee’s Recipe: Lamb Burgers with Olive Tapenade, Pickled Onions, Tzatziki and Bibb Lettuce with Succotash Salad

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Since we’ve had our two girls, the thought of having a civilized “dinner party” was never part of our weekend repertoire.  First off, dinner is usually held at the early-bird special time of 5:00 p.m., and usually consists of Chicken Fingers, Annie’s Stars, Mac & Cheese or anything of that ilk.  Now that the girls have “grown up”, we’ve decided to bring back the civilized dinner party back — at least to our apartment.  Every month, we’d invite a couple of our friends: one month, my friends; the next month, his friends. For this month’s dinner party, I found two…

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“Almost Lasagna” Recipe is a HIT!

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The “Almost Lasagna” was a hit.  The Hubby has eaten it a handful of times this week for dinner, I had it for lunch today and the kids had it for dinner/lunch at various times during the week.  The marinated chicken was just as moist this evening over a salad.  Healthy I must admit, although, my stomach is already starting to growl. We have maybe one more meal out of the “Almost Lasagna” and then we’re done.  What else to do? Any good, easy recipes that could last for a handful of days and could serve for multiple meals?  …

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