Lemon Rosemary Spaghetti Squash

SO, my dad came down and dropped off a giant spahetti squash the other weekend from his garden and I needed to cook it, but the last time I tried sneaking some of my spaghetti squash into a spaghetti casserole with maranara sauce and mozarella cheese for the kids… they noticed. And it did not go over well.  Seeing as we are diving into the wonderful world of urban farming and gardening, these kids better shape up and start eating more veggies from our garden!

Anyway, when my father gave me this large spaghetti squash I did not want it to go to waste so I decided to make something I knew the kids wouldn’t want to touch!  But what?? My grandmother recommended using butter brown sugar and cinnamon and turning it into a dessert type of dish but I decided to go a different route…. Continue reading

Its Zucchini Time!!

This is a post I wrote for San Diego Bargain Mama who provides a wonderfully resourceful website for local busy moms to find great deals and current events!  She is an amazing mother herself and knows the busy busy life us mom’s lead.  She knows first hand the kind of information we are looking for and the deals we want and does a GREAT job of keeping her site up and running with exciting and new information!  PLEASE take a moment to check it out.

It is zucchini time folks!!

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Check out a new article about Encinitas Food Swap!

Encinitas Food SwapThe following is a guest post by ME from SanDiegoBargainMama check it out!

My family is what I call a genetic European mutt. We don’t have any cultural traditions or amazing recipes that have been carefully handed down through generations; you know – those that contain wonderful flavors and secret additions that come from such rich family heritage laced with a strong cultural background!  Every so often I come across someone with such heavily-influenced cooking traditions, that I am in awe and inspired to experiment with flavors and spices like they used. I met such a vibrant and enthusiastically inspiring person recently who was hosting  a wonderful local event called a “Food Swap “.

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Stuffed Pork Chops and Sauteed Green Beans

I over-shopped at Costco last week. Don’t even begin to judge me, we’ve all done it before…

So anyway, I’ve had a GIANT container of butternut squash in my fridge and a huge bag of green beans.  I have made pretty much everything with the squash including tossing some of it into my kids mac N cheese (which went surprisingly unnoticed!)  I sat here googling and trying to figure out something to do…

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