Category Archive for: Lunch Recipe

Chewy Dried Pears

My aunt used to keep a bowl full of dehydrated fruit on her dinner table all throughout the holiday season. I can’t tell you how disproportionately excited it would make me to know we were going to see her, and I won’t humiliate myself by recounting the number of dried apricots, pears, and apples I…

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Ridiculously-Easy-And-Totally-Worth-It Bagel Chips

Bagel chips are a no-brainer for accompanying a thermos or food jar full of lunch soup. Easy, but still special. Of course, if you want to look like a real freaking Martha Stewart (minus the oversized dress shirts and prison record … I mean, hopefully, right?), you can dehydrate up a batch of these next…

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Mac and Cheese Muffin Bites

A million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and your dial-up Internet still squealed at you for three minutes any time you wanted to get online, my husband and I were dating. I’ve always loved cooking, and though I simplify and streamline for big batches of lunch, I enjoy actually playing with the ingredients…

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Chicken Broth and Vegetable Broth

          The-Best-Freeze-Ahead-Soup-Known-To-Man. No, seriously. *This soup is perfection as is, but absolutely withstands omissions and substitutions. Whether it’s a vegan thing, a dairy- or gluten-allergy thing, or a “kid hates anything remotely green” thing, I promise you this soup will see your modifications and raise you an OMF’nG. BONUS How-To: Chicken…

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The-Best-Freeze-Ahead-Soup-Known-To-Man. No, seriously.

AKA Cheese Tortellini Soup with Cannellini, Kielbasa, and Kale Yield: about 30 cups of soup (or 15 quarts, or about 60 silicone muffin cups full of soup) Originally published in Bon Appetit in 2002, the hubs and I discovered this recipe before our first son was even born. Back then, it was a rustic, romantic dish…

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Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Okay, for this, I really really REALLY feel the need to do a whole review on a waffle maker.  Sadly, though, I’m paid to work and not blog (I know, life is so unfair!), so I didn’t get the chance to write up an actual “why I love the waffle iron I love” that I…

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I-Swear-It’s-A-Cookie-And-Bad-For-You Breakfast Cookie

It’s a cookie. Because it’s shaped like a cookie, and looks like a cookie, and I swear there are chocolate chips in it. So, it must be a cookie.     Never mind that each “cookie” has between 5 and 6 grams of protein (depending on your add-ins), and is way tastier than those amorphous…

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Banana French Toast Casserole

I’m the sort of person who looks at a single pan of anything in the middle rack of the oven, and thinks, “wasted space.” I mean, not for fancy-schmancy dinners and perfecting soufflĂ©s – I’m not an animal! But definitely when making lunches. Because, for-the-love-of-food-processors, I’m already sacrificing my perfectly-manicured fingertips to give up a…

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Fall-Flavored Carrot Cake Pancakes

So here’s my deep dark secret.   I’m a Pancake Idiot.   Seriously. Major MAJOR pancake idiot. If there’s a pancake out there, I will idiot the hell out of it. I will find a way to make the thing spray all over my freaking stove top while I flip it, until it is a…

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Take-Your-Damn-Hands-Off-My-Mushroom Chips

So, I’ll be frank. In my house, all five members are somewhere between robustly adoring mushrooms, and “Meh, I’ll eat it because otherwise you may shave my eyebrows in my sleep, Mom.” Then again, my littlest one doesn’t like pepper, which is close to a cardinal sin in our household (his dad swears up and…

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