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Slow Cooker Beef and Veggie Stew

Slow Cooker Beef and Veggie Stew

| January 6, 2012 | 5 Comments

When you plan your meals ahead of time, the evening goes much smoother. It becomes simpler to just finish up whatever you need to (work, laundry, whatever) and then move into a speedy dinner prep. Unfortunately, I fell back into bad habits recently and wasn’t planning dinners. Heck, I wasn’t even thinking about dinner … […]

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Double Chocolate Coconut Biscotti

Double Chocolate Coconut Biscotti

| December 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

Right now, I am sitting in a Starbucks, sipping a Venti Nonfat Peppermint White Mocha and praying I can finish this blog post and hit publish in the next six minutes — before I have to dash out of here and head back to get my daughter from ballet so we can head to my […]

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Maple Corn Muffins

Maple Corn Muffins

| December 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s a muffin! It’s a corn muffin! It’s a maple corn muffin! And it’s amazing. Filled with maple-y goodness, these easy muffins aren’t overly sweet, which makes them so versatile. You can enjoy them warm with a pat of butter (my favorite way!) for breakfast or a snack. Who doesn’t love butter? They are tender […]

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Buttery, Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

Buttery, Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

| December 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Biscuits didn’t make frequent appearances on our table when I was a child. No, we were more of a grocery store bakery Italian bread family — always purchased fresh that day with a crusty outside and a soft, airy inside. Since I wasn’t a fan of the crusty outside, I would tear out the insides […]

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Perfect Pumpkin Bread

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

| September 13, 2011 | 9 Comments

A quick and easy recipe for Perfect Pumpkin Bread. This is a must-try quick bread recipe. With Will and Paige back in school, our house dynamic is shifting again. It does at the start and end of every summer. And I love that subtle shift … it means that sometimes I am the only one […]

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Simple Blueberry Muffins

Simple Blueberry Muffins

| August 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

This simple blueberry muffin recipe is easy to whip up in the morning and will have everyone clamoring for more. Whenever my daughter and I walk by the bakery area of our local grocery store, she always says the same thing: “Mommy, can I have a muffin?” For someone who really isn’t into sweets (she […]

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Perfect Teacher Gift: Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Mini-Loaves

Perfect Teacher Gift: Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Mini-Loaves

| June 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

The end of school for this year is almost here and it’s really hard to believe. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was freaking out about catching the school bus, and adjusting to having two kids in school? Surely it was mere days ago that I was figuring out how to pack cool lunches for […]

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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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Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

| May 13, 2011 | 53 Comments

When it comes to grocery shopping, I am a grocer’s dream. They might as well stamp a gigantic “Impulse Buyer!” stamp on my forehead and call it a day. Display cases of fresh breads and cheeses just call to me. The produce department’s bright and beautiful wares are always beckoning to me. And the butcher’s […]

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Bread Machine Country White Bread

Bread Machine Country White Bread

| May 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

Homemade bread is special. It’s like love in a loaf form. And making it regularly is something I have always wanted to do — but didn’t. Yet. With gas prices escalating, I have been looking for ways to trim our budget. One way I realized we could live more frugally? By breaking out the bread […]

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