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beet salad

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Citrus & Toasted Almonds

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. This Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese is the perfect summer salad. Every Saturday morning I pick up my crate of organic/ locally grown fruits and vegetables.  We started doing this in August of last year and I’m loving it!  Supporting the local farmers, receiving organic fruits […]

POSTED BY ON September 2, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }
balsamic pasta

5-Color Balsamic Pasta : Pure Italian Freshness

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. This Balsamic Pasta is the ultimate summer dish, enjoyable year-round.  It can be served at room temperature, so it’s perfect for a warm summer evening.  With fresh “garden” ingredients it is healthy, light and delicious.  The basil and tomatoes add freshness to the dish, while the […]

POSTED BY ON August 6, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }
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Blackberry Lemonade Popsicles

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. With the temperatures on the rise and summer vacation in full swing, it is time to bust out the molds and find a good popsicle recipe.  After all, there are few things more fun than making, enjoying…and possibly wearing popsicles with your little one on a […]

POSTED BY ON July 9, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }
lemonade recipe

Fresh Lemonade with Lime & Mint

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. We’re pretty much a soda-free house.  For parties we might have a few cans of soda in the fridge to serve to guests, but between my husband and myself, the number of sodas consumed over a year, can be counted on one hand.  So, this lemonade […]

POSTED BY ON May 31, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }
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Pork Chops with Bacon and Thyme

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. These pork chops with bacon and thyme are packed with flavor and my kids, who are funny with tougher types of meat, can’t resist them.  Score! Here’s the deal: I’m married to a Texan.  And though he certainly is not the “cowboy type”, he does like […]

POSTED BY ON May 17, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }

Strawberry Bellini : Freshness for Mother’s Day

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. If you’re a mom, you may want to consider sharing this post with your spouse.  If you’re a dad, surprise mom with this drink for breakfast (or brunch if she gets to sleep in) on Sunday.  This Fresh Strawberry Bellini is a great alternative to the […]

POSTED BY ON May 10, 2012         |           Comments { 6 }
broccoli cheese soup

Fresh Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Croutons

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. This Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Croutons is absolutely divine. I have to admit: I am not a soup person. My husband is. That’s where we differ. As a soup person he confirms that this is, indeed, a delicious soup. As a non-soup person, I confirm: this […]

POSTED BY ON May 3, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }
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Hanging Herb Garden: A DIY Project

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. It’s spring! And just like every year in spring, I uttered the same words this year: “It’d be nice to have my own herb garden.” When I was browsing around on Pinterest, I came across this picture of the perfect hanging herb garden. It was my […]

POSTED BY ON April 26, 2012         |           Comments { 3 }
indoor picnic

Spring Lunch: An indoor picnic

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. With Earth Day on April 22 and spring weather arriving in many parts of the world; it’s time to get outside.  And what better way to be outside than to have a picnic?  A local park, the zoo, local gardens, or simply your back yard are great […]

POSTED BY ON April 19, 2012         |           Comments { 6 }
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Dutch Pancakes : The whole wheat version

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. I was born and raised in The Netherlands.  And, like many countries, the Dutch have their own version of pancakes. These Dutch whole wheat pancakes are the healthier version of the traditional Dutch pancakes. Instead of regular flour, I used organic whole wheat flour and added […]

POSTED BY ON April 12, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }