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Sautéed green beans and shallots.

Sautéed Green Beans and Shallots

These sautéed green beans and shallots are one of our favorite fall and winter veggie side dishes. The beans are crisp and vibrant green in color

Popovers with rosemary

Video on How to Make Perfect Popovers

For those of you that follow my blog, you know that I’m pretty much obsessed with kale and popovers. I have 20 kale recipes on my blog (wow, I guess I really am obsessed) and a mere 6 popover recipes, so maybe I’m a tad more obsessed with kale than popovers, but I still love popovers! My friends actually tell me that when I open my Marin mama cooks cafe, (I’m going to try and go for this in the next year or so) that I need to have popovers on the menu, as they’re one of my signature things. I agree, as they’re the perfect carb to pair with soups and salads! Keep your fingers crossed on my cafe idea! It’s one of my dreams!

Roasted cauliflower

5-Minute Roasted Cauliflower

This 5-minute roasting technique has really saved me time and hassle in the kitchen on those busy weeknights where I want to serve up a vegetable, but don’t have tons of time to heat up the oven and roast veggies for 15 to 20 minutes. I’m a full-time working mama now, as you all know, and it’s all about efficiency in Marin mama’s kitchen these days.

Easy roasted Brussels sprouts in a white bowl

Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

You know those crispy Brussels that you get at a restaurant that you wish you could make at home? Well, now you can make them at home, and they’re healthy to boot and take under 30 minutes to roast up to perfection. If you have Brussels haters in your house, then give this method a try and I bet you they will be converted to Brussels lovers!

Acorn squash stuffed with quinoa and roasted almonds

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa and Roasted Almonds

The squash paired with the quinoa is truly a complete meal and the presentation on these is just gorgeous. Serve these up to your guests for lunch or dinner, and they will be impressed. Please don’t be intimated by this recipe,

Kale salad with toasted almonts

Kale Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Toasted Almonds

So, yes, this is another kale salad recipe, (sorry for all of the kale recipes lately folks) but it has Brussels sprouts in it, so you’re getting 2 amazing veggies in one salad! Bonus! My foodie friend Carolyn passed this recipe onto me and told me I had to try it. I totally trust Carolyn, and when she tells me that I need to try something, I do, no questions asked. I was nervous to have the kids try this because Eli despises Brussels sprouts, like totally gags on them. So the first time I made this up, I didn’t tell him that there were Brussels sprouts in it (I know, I’m a mean and sneaky mama). He ate the salad and really liked it. I then told him after he finished that he just ate some Brussels sprouts, and you know what, he said he liked them raw mixed in with the kale! Sometimes you just have to be a bit sneaky moms!

Marin Mama's gingersnap cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

It’s Monday and most likely cold, snowy or rainy where you are, so I thought I would treat you all to a sweet today rather

Mom's cranberry orange sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Jump to recipe Thanksgiving is just around the corner (like next week) and cranberry sauce, as much as you may love it or hate it,

Roasted brussels sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I use to hate Brussels sprouts, especially ones that were boiled.  They were sodden and vaguely buttered and hard to chew.  Then I tried them roasted, and I was converted.  

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