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30 Slow Cooker Recipes for Soup, Stew and Chili

30 Slow Cooker Recipes for Soup, Stew and Chili

| September 4, 2014 | 5 Comments

With school in session, easy dinners are the name of the game — and it doesn’t get any easier than slow cooker recipes for soup, stew and chili. When I was apartment hunting in Maine back in June, there were a few things I was looking for. First, I wanted a two-story rental where the landlord […]

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No-Fuss Meal Additions

No-Fuss Meal Additions

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tonight, I set a cutting board with cheese and a little bowl of strawberries on our dinner table. I swear, the kids would have eaten it all, if I let them. Sometimes easy, no-fuss sides like this are the best treat of all — both for me, who threw it together in seconds, and for […]

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Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

| June 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Our local farmers market opened for the season yesterday (finally!). It used to be an all-organic market that was held just down the street from me. Just minutes away, it was tucked away in the parking lot of a local church. Then it moved a little downtown then a little across town. Throw in a […]

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Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

| January 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

There is so much good all around us, if we only take the time to see it. Goodness is bright and beautiful. It fills us up and reminds us that we aren’t alone. That’s such an important thing. Good was in the Christmas cards that arrived, sharing the kindest of well wishes in the aftermath […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

| January 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

I wish I could gaze into a crystal ball and see the future, perhaps six months from now. I wish I could see that the progress we’ve made means something and our efforts — the talking, the patience, the healing books and the one-footstep-in-front-of-another philosophy — is working and will land our family and community […]

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Quick Homemade Taco Seasoning

Quick Homemade Taco Seasoning

| January 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

As I was making my coffee this morning, Paige emerged from her bedroom — bleary eyed and yawning. Scrappy, who is still recovering from his neck injury, had been barking protests to his aching body as he moved around, trying to get comfortable. It woke her. “It’s still early. Don’t you want to go back […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

| November 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

The kids and I are about to hit the grocery store for our Thanksgiving supplies. But first, I have a few tips for how you can eat well without overspending this Thanksgiving. 1. Pay attention to price tags It’s easy to glance at price tags and only see the big numbers. But a closer look […]

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Easy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Easy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

| October 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Most weekday mornings go something like this: The kids wake up. I wake up — either thanks to the kids, my alarm or Snoopy trying to convince me to let him out. I drag out of bed. Get the kids breakfast (note to self: it might be time to empower them to get their own […]

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Roasted Five Spice Squash Seeds

Roasted Five Spice Squash Seeds

| October 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

These might look a lot like roasted pumpkin seeds. But they aren’t. They’re actually from a spaghetti squash. And they’re just as delicious. Ok. Are you ready for this? This might blow your mind a little … You can roast seeds from any squash for a delicious snack. Seriously. Squash seeds are edible and can […]

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Easy Crispy Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

Easy Crispy Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

| September 27, 2012 | 6 Comments

Would you believe me if I told you these bars are pretty frugal and also easy to make? I mean minimal fuss. It’s true! Last school year, I got myself addicted to breakfast bars made with whole ingredients like nuts, dried fruits and honey. They’re so easy to grab and with simple ingredients, I could […]

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