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Asparagus and Carrot Ribbon Salad

Light and delicate, Asparagus and Carrot Ribbon Salad is a lovely salad to make on late spring days. Serve it with something warm that’s crispy or crunchy. The variation in textures and temperatures is delightful. When the sun streamed through the windows on a recent morning, I wasn’t sure where in the morning we were. Was …

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Homemade Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

With swirls of airy dough and fragrant sweetness topped with a thick, vanilla-y icing, Homemade Overnight Cinnamon Rolls taste of sweet love and relaxed mornings. It’s been months since we moved, but boxes stubbornly remained around our house until recently — a reminder that we’re still making this our home. Little by little, the paintings, …

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Crunchy Vanilla Waffles

Crispy on the outside, airy on the inside, this recipe for Crunchy Vanilla Waffles is perfect for all your weekend waffle making. Laughter erupted from the living room, full-bellied and joyous, a harmony of voices. Someone asking what color they were on. A response. More laughter. Late one Friday night, as my kids and their …

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The Art of Unpacking Ghosts

In the first box, I unearthed the big cobalt blue sundae cups. My daughter Paige, who’s 9, saw them and remarked how pretty they were. She wondered where they came from (the past, my sweet girl, a relic from the past). In the second box, two fondue bowls and their matching forks appeared. They were …

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