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Cooking with Kids: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooking with Kids: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

| May 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

With the mixer already swirling together butter, sugars and vanilla beans yesterday, all I could think was how much I hate that famous quote about necessity being the mother of all invention. It was playing on repeat in my head since mid-baking, I discovered that we were out of all-purpose flour. So, I abandoned the […]

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Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

| May 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Ramp Pesto uses the seasonal wild onion to make a bold pesto that my kids and I love. Meet ramps … In the bowl pictured above are some chopped ramps, a wild onion that grows in the Eastern part of the United States and Canada. Also known as a […]

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Cooking with Kids: Antipasti Pasta Salad

Cooking with Kids: Antipasti Pasta Salad

| May 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

If I had a dime for every time that someone in my house requested pasta, I would be a very rich woman. Heck, I would be a woman on a whirlwind trip to Europe … for the rest of the year. Growing up, pasta salad was one of my very favorite summer dishes. I could […]

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Making Caramel Corn (An Easy Nut-Free Recipe)

Making Caramel Corn (An Easy Nut-Free Recipe)

| April 29, 2010 | 2 Comments

When I wrote that I was making Caramel Corn today on the Sarah’s Cucina Bella Facebook Fan Page, I didn’t expect the huge response that I got. Really, I didn’t. New voices chimed in to inquire about the recipe and share their experiences and likes … it was absolutely awesome. So, I scraped plans to […]

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Grilled Island Chicken Recipe

Grilled Island Chicken Recipe

| April 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

It’s Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in my home office, with The Beach Boys’ Sounds Of Summer playing in the background. Outside my open windows is brilliant blue sky, bright sunlight and the sound of laughing children. It’s enough to make you throw open your arms and yell Welcome, springtime. This is weather that […]

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Cooking with Kids: Trail Mix

Cooking with Kids: Trail Mix

| April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s spring break in the Caron household and we are ready for adventure! Originally, I had hoped to whisk my kids (and my husband, if he could go) off to Florida for spring break this week. Unfortunately, it’s just not happening. I could blame it on many things (the budget, my work schedule, etc), but […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Five

My Spending Diet: Week Five

| April 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

Sometimes you stumble. Sometimes you fall. This week was all about stumbling and falling in My Spending Diet. As I mentioned last week, it was the first time where my kids had to do the big weekly shop with me. It turned out to be harder (on me) than I anticipated. Add in an intensely […]

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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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