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Cooking with Kids: Vanilla Snack Cake

Cooking with Kids: Vanilla Snack Cake

| April 12, 2010 | 6 Comments

From the moment I saw the recipe for Vanilla Snack Cake in Family Circle, I knew we had to make it. Cakes aren’t something that I make often, but they are something that we all enjoy. That was Friday; on Saturday, we bought the ingredients and made it. Of course … as these things go […]

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Salmon Cakes Recipe

Salmon Cakes Recipe

| April 7, 2010 | 12 Comments

Canned meats totally and utterly freak me out. Seriously, they do. My husband happily enjoys canned tuna and chicken, but I cringe at the site of the stuff. However, when I saw a food magazine that I like tout the wonderful ease of using canned salmon, I was intrigued and bought a can. Naturally, it […]

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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

| April 6, 2010 | 7 Comments

Everyone seems to have a recipe for banana bread. It’s such a popular thing to make that I thought long and hard before even deciding to do my own. Seriously, there are thousands of variations on this simple thing: using overriped bananas to make a fabulous bread. Still, my kids adore bananas in a must-have-daily […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Three

My Spending Diet: Week Three

| April 2, 2010 | 5 Comments

(Psst! There is some definite cuteness at the end of this post. Be sure to click though.) It’s hard to believe that it’s been three weeks already. As you probably remember, the first week of my spending diet was really hard but the second week was a little easier. So, how did the third week […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Two

My Spending Diet: Week Two

| March 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Alright, folks … Here we are at the end of Week Two of My Spending Diet. How’s it going? The Plan: No spending from Saturday until the following Saturday. Cash in wallet can only be used in a true emergency. What Happened: Planning-wise I did much better this week. At no point did I feel […]

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Cooking with Kids: Spinach Baked Ziti

Cooking with Kids: Spinach Baked Ziti

| March 23, 2010 | 4 Comments

Will spends so much time in the kitchen with me that sometimes it’s hard to decide what to talk about on Mondays. Sweets are always a favorite (for me, you, him …) but I love knowing that he’s learning to cook while we are cooking together is really special. Dishes like this one are things […]

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My Spending Diet: Week One

My Spending Diet: Week One

| March 19, 2010 | 10 Comments

Let me run you through a normal week in my eating life: Saturday: Glance through cooking magazines, cookbooks and notebooks to try to decide what to make this week. Ignore all of it and make a rudimentary meal plan … write a grocery list, trying to remember everything I need. Go grocery shopping with the […]

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Focaccia Hamburger Buns Recipe

Focaccia Hamburger Buns Recipe

| March 19, 2010 | 8 Comments

The test of anything good is how it’s received. For instance, if you give a speech but all anyone remembers is the guy who asked all the questions, then you probably didn’t do your job. The same holds true in cooking. If you make something and it gets pushed to the side or not mentioned […]

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Cooking with Kids: Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Pesto Pasta

Cooking with Kids: Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Pesto Pasta

| March 15, 2010 | 6 Comments

As much as my kids love helping in the kitchen, I always stop short of letting them help with meat preparation. The thought of food-borne illness just makes me steer clear entirely. I mean, yes, they can wash their hands like I do, but should I really take the risk? Well, this weekend, I decided […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: Diabetes in Kids (And My Annual Survey)

Raising a Healthy Family: Diabetes in Kids (And My Annual Survey)

| March 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

NOTE: At the end of this post is the 2010 survey for Sarah’s Cucina Bella. Please take a minute to answer the questions. Thanks! Recently, I was researching for an article on diabetes in children, and I came across some statistics that really got me thinking. Roughly 186,300 people under the age of 17 have […]

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