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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

| May 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

A few weeks ago, Will spied a lone very ripe (ahem, brown) banana on our kitchen counter and declared that I should  make banana bread. He adores banana bread. And bananas, for that matter. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch then. Today I finally got around to baking some … in […]

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Family Meals: Poor Man’s Steak, Veggie and Mozzarella Sandwiches

Family Meals: Poor Man’s Steak, Veggie and Mozzarella Sandwiches

| May 3, 2011 | 3 Comments

  Do you eat your meals together as a family? The kids and I eat dinner together nearly every evening, usually around our kitchen table. Shawn’s not home for dinner often because he has to work late and has a lengthy commute, but when he is, we all eat together as well. I’m dying to […]

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Why I Am Teaching My Kids To Cook

Why I Am Teaching My Kids To Cook

| April 14, 2011 | 18 Comments

Paige and I made this today, talking about the simple ingredients that combine to make a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s a basic thing, but one of those things that everyone should be able to make. Even my 3-year-old … in theory (no, she isn’t allowed to use the stove – she’s just 3!). It wasn’t […]

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Eat. Live. Be. – Eat Your Rainbow!

Eat. Live. Be. – Eat Your Rainbow!

| April 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

Before I spotted Will on the school bus this afternoon, I spotted his two tall white bunny ears. And even though I didn’t send him off to school wearing those ears, I knew it was him. No, I couldn’t see his little joyful face through the darkened bus windows, but I just knew. Maybe it’s […]

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Fun Friday: Cooking Up a Mess with Fun Shaped Cookies

Fun Friday: Cooking Up a Mess with Fun Shaped Cookies

| March 25, 2011 | 5 Comments

Happy Friday! It’s the end of the week and time to let loose. So, when Will got home from school today, I called the kids into the kitchen for some cookie making and decorating. Check it out:

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Sweet and Sour Baby Bok Choy

Sweet and Sour Baby Bok Choy

| February 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

Last week, Rivki encouraged me to be adventurous with veggies in the winter, since it’s better to enjoy what you are eating then to stick to what’s inexpensive. It makes a lot of sense. I rarely eat beef, instead opting for chicken or turkey or fish, so I spend less on proteins these days. So, […]

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Searching for the Perfect Homemade Pasta Recipe: Part 1

Searching for the Perfect Homemade Pasta Recipe: Part 1

| November 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

If there was just one carb to darken my doorway for the rest of eternity, it would be pasta. My kids request it nightly. I like it. My husband likes it. And there are endless ways to flavor and dress it. As far as versatile ingredients go, pasta is right up there. Typically, we eat […]

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Brown Butter Apple Crumble Recipe

Brown Butter Apple Crumble Recipe

| October 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

It always starts with an idea … and this time, I wanted to do something simple and easy, bursting with fall flavors. And it had to have a crumble topping. That was a must. I looked through cookbooks, but ended up just winging my way through it. I am so happy with the results — […]

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Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

| October 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

These bars are just dreamy. Creamy pumpkin cheesecake sits on top of a sweet-salty chocolate crust. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and it’s just amazing. Sprinkles optional. The good folks at Betty Crocker recently asked me to think up a sweet treat for Halloween using one of General Mills’ Big G cereals […]

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Cooking with Kids: Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Cooking with Kids: Heirloom Tomato Sauce

| September 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Every fall, I make a big batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce (and, last year, tomato paste) and can it for wintertime. Opening up a jar of it in the dead of winter is glorious. It’s like bottling summertime. But this year I just haven’t gotten to it and really am not sure if I will. […]

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