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finished french toast

Dad’s French Toast

Every family has it’s food traditions and Christmas morning always meant sourdough french toast for me. My sister and I always did Christmas morning at our dad’s and the afternoon with our mom. We would wake up early (ok, I, being the baby of the family, would wake up early and pester my sister until […]

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kefir soup and salad

Kefir Meets Cream of Asparagus Soup

Have you heard about kefir? Have you tried it? Want to learn how to make your own kefir? I have a really annoying quality, something equally irritating in myself and in others: when I try something new and love it, I want to tell everyone all about it. …Even people who may have known or […]

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Homemade pasta

Homemade Pasta

Homemade pasta doesn’t usually rank high on a working mom’s to do list. But it’s worth it. Well, on the weekend anyway. If you feel comfortable making a pie crust, this is similar but easier. If you don’t feel comfortable making a pie crust, just focus on the easier part. And it’s very forgiving to […]

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Pumpkin Bread

Maple Pumpkin Bread with Cousins

This year everyone came to our house for Christmas. I love hosting and hate driving in the snow, so this was perfect. “Everyone” included two cousins to my toddler and I thought that I would create a fun cooking project for the three of them. My toddler loves to dump and mix, the 10 year […]

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Mex beans 1

Mexican Slow Cooker Beans

I didn’t trust the slow cooker. Add ingredients and walk away? Wha? No hovering, no regular stirring? But what if it burned?What if it turned off? What if all the liquid evaporated, burned the dish, overheated the element, burst into flames, caught the curtains on fire, burned down the house and all the neighbor’s houses? […]

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kombuchatea

Make your own Kombucha

Kombucha is the nectar of the gods, or, at the very least, the gods’ favorite fermented tea flavored with fruit. It’s delicious. Can you believe me? You can. I might be a weird mix of contradictions. Freshly manicured nails bring me joy, and so do my reusable pads. I’m not quite ready for family cloth, but I […]

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