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The Blessing of Extraordinary People

The Blessing of Extraordinary People

| December 17, 2012 | 91 Comments

Many of you already know this, but my kids are students of Sandy Hook School. On Friday, when the joyful learning environment was shattered by violence, my son was in his classroom. He heard screams over the intercom and gunshots. His teacher, to whom I am forever indebted, hurried the students into their safe corner […]

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Saying Thank You (With Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies)

Saying Thank You (With Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies)

| January 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

When someone does something amazing for you — whether it’s helping you shift the furniture in your house, helping you dig out from a massive snowstorm or something more subtle — it’s important to say thank you. And really, it’s a circumstance where words just aren’t enough. Actions mean more. Cookies mean more. I’m a […]

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Why I Write about Food and Eating

Why I Write about Food and Eating

| October 22, 2010 | 7 Comments

In MFK Fisher’s book, The Gastronomical Me, she begins her forward with these paragraphs: People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating and drinking? Why don’t you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way others do? They ask it accusingly, as if I were somehow gross, […]

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The Ice Cream Truck

The Ice Cream Truck

| July 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Do you remember what it’s like to be a child and hear the music of the ice cream truck grow louder and louder as the truck nears and passes your house? I do, because even though I am 30, I still relish in buying a little something from one of the infamous trucks. When the […]

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Thoughts on Turning 30

Thoughts on Turning 30

| June 28, 2010 | 9 Comments

Dear Readers, Cooking with Kids will return next Monday with a great new dessert recipe that we’ve been working on. Also, this week we are back to five days-per-week posting. Hope your summer is off to a great start! – Sarah Happy birthday to me! This past weekend, I celebrated my 30th birthday. Wow. It’s […]

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My Spending Diet: Week 12

My Spending Diet: Week 12

| June 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

The hardest thing about freelancing is waiting for the checks to arrive … and this was one of those waiting weeks where it felt like they would never, ever come. Fortunately, thanks to My Spending Diet, I have money set aside in the bank for when the finances get challenging. Aside from this, this was […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Ten

My Spending Diet: Week Ten

| May 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

Another week … This was a hard one. As a freelancer, I don’t receive paychecks on a predictable schedule. So, sometimes I go for weeks without receiving checks. Other times, like this week, I receive several all at once. And even with the best efforts, it can be daunting to not want to send a […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Nine

My Spending Diet: Week Nine

| May 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

It’s hard to believe that I have been on this spending diet for nine weeks now. My goodness. I have come a long way from that first week when I ran out of all sorts of important items, and spent like crazy. In the past nine weeks: I cut my spending in half. I’ve wasted […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Seven

My Spending Diet: Week Seven

| April 30, 2010 | 6 Comments

Recently, a friend forwarded me an article (or was it a blog post?) written by a man who took control of his spending and started paying close attention to how he spent money. After years and years of living frugally, he cut himself some slack and realized that the habits he’d created were now ingrained […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Six

My Spending Diet: Week Six

| April 23, 2010 | 5 Comments

We’re going to skip the recap this week since I gave myself more leeway for spring break. Instead, I wanted to share some fabulous food and frugal living websites that I have recently discovered. The women (all moms!) who write these sites are ones who I recently interviewed for an assignment. But first … Something […]

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