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A New Look!

Kristine's Kitchen has a new look! If you are reading this post in a blog reader, be sure to click on over to check it out!  I hope you love the new design as much as I do. Besides giving the blog a fresh new look, I have updated many features to make it easier for you to find recipes you will love. New Visual Recipe Index The menu bar now includes a drop down recipe index to make it easy for you to find whatever type of recipe you are looking for. When you click on a category, you will be taken to a visual gallery of recipes in that category. You can also click on the title “Recipe Index” on the menu, to see the categories in list form. Featured Posts In the right sidebar, I now have a ... [Continue Reading]

Kristine's Kitchen

Changes are Coming!

Very soon Kristine's Kitchen will be getting a new look! Over the past few weeks Brad and I have been working (and working, and working) on updating the design and features of the blog. The new design is almost finished, and we're hoping to make it go live in the next day or two. I cannot wait to share it with you! There are a couple of steps we have to take on our end to be sure that we don't lose any of our email subscribers. Hopefully everything will go smoothly, but please do check back in the next couple of days to make sure that you don't miss out on any recipes. I would hate to lose you in the transition. It's possible that there could be a few bumps along the way in launching the ... [Continue Reading]

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Introducing our baby boy

I'm excited to announce that our beautiful baby boy, William, arrived last week.  He is the sweetest little guy and we are completely smitten with him.  We are so happy to have our precious little William home with us, and he's such a content and happy baby. Julia has really taken to her role as big sister, and loves to help with baby brother by getting a diaper or burp cloth, or entertaining him with the monkeys that swing over his pack and play during diaper changes. Right now we are busy adjusting to and enjoying life as a family of four, but I've already been able to get back into the kitchen a little bit.  Before William was born I worked ahead writing a few posts, so you should ... [Continue Reading]

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What I’ve been reading…

Normally I stick to food as a topic for the blog, but I've read some great books lately and was in the mood to share. :) Here are a few of my favorite recent reads, and yes, I've been doing quite a lot of reading lately! Most nights I read before going to sleep, and I've also been doing some daytime reading when my pregnant body calls out for me to put my feet up and rest. I hope you'll find a book on this list that's of interest to you, too. Most recently, I've finished The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins. While waiting for my baby boy to arrive, I've had some extra downtime to relax, so I was able to finish all three books in about a week and a half. I couldn't put them ... [Continue Reading]

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Baking an extra special (blueberry!) cupcake…

I made these blueberry cupcakes for an extra special reason- our little family of three will be growing in a few months! We are expecting a baby boy in early May and couldn't be more excited. Julia is going to be such a great big sister to her new baby brother. Early in my pregnancy it was definitely a challenge to keep the blog going, when just the thought of many foods that I normally enjoy made me feel sick. Who would have thought that chocolate cherry scones could ever sound disgusting to me? (Still, I have trouble looking at a few of the food photos from those first trimester posts!) I'm well past all that now, and am enjoying spending time on cooking, photography, and blogging ... [Continue Reading]

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Weekly Meal Plan- Week of December 19, 2010

This week, I tried to keep our meals on the easier side, since there will be a lot of holiday baking going on in my kitchen! Hope you have a fabulous week leading up to Christmas! Sunday: Sloppy Joes (freezer leftovers), green salad Monday: Chicken tacos, black beans Tuesday: Pasta with chicken sausage, green salad Wednesday: Turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, green salad Thursday: Order pizza! Friday: Lasagna (Christmas Eve dinner at our house) Saturday: Christmas! Treats/Baking: Christmas Cookies ... [Continue Reading]

Weekly Meal Plan- Week of December 13, 2010

I have been making a weekly meal plan for many years now, and have finally decided to post my meal plan on my blog each week! I will do my best to post the meal plan for the following week on Saturday or Sunday, but occasionally a crazy week may prevent me from doing so. I'm sure you'll understand. :) Whenever possible, I'll link to the recipes if they can be found on my blog or elsewhere online. In my kitchen, I keep a small notebook to record each week's plan. It's nice to be able to look back through the notebook to get ideas from past weeks. (I'll also put notes on the pages ahead when I think of ideas for the upcoming weeks, or when I need to remember to eat that casserole that I ... [Continue Reading]