drinks/snacks/candies

my most random post, ever (and a recipe)

my most random post, ever (and a recipe)

March 20th, 2014

Note: this post contains a spoiler – if you’ve never seen the original “Planet of the Apes”, you may not want to read all the way through…. Okay, this was too weird not to share. Late last year I attended a book launch party to celebrate the release of Patty’s new book, Some Nerve: Lessons […]

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“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

March 19th, 2014

It’s Wednesday, which lately means the next installment of “Mini Cooks” – a collaborative series with Joy and MJ, designed to get kids into the kitchen – and cooking! MJ’s up today, with a clever twist on lunch – a smoothie! I remember all too well the day that Noah – who had been an […]

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“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

March 12th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks” – my series with MJ and Joy, about getting kids into the kitchen! It’s my turn this week, and we’re focusing on snack time (one of my favorite times of day)! When Chelsea and Conor were little, they had no interest in helping me cook or bake. Which – truth […]

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favor-”ette”: scrappy

favor-”ette”: scrappy

March 11th, 2014

So these are like the evil cousins of my apple peel twigs. I came across an article in The Kitchn recently, that talked about ways to use kitchen scraps (you know, watermelon rinds, citrus peels, etc.). And there, on the list, was the suggestion to deep fry potato peels. Deep. Fry. Potato peels. There wasn’t […]

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favor-”ette”: handmade winter (giveaway)

favor-”ette”: handmade winter (giveaway)

February 13th, 2014

Well this winter is officially THE WORST. And it’s far from over – which makes me even more excited to share with you today’s favor-”ette”! image credit: Handmade Winter Handmade Winter is a charming e-book that you will want to order RIGHT NOW. Compiled by some of the most talented bloggers around (and a few […]

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favor-”ette”: fruity bits

favor-”ette”: fruity bits

January 29th, 2014

Okay then. So all of a sudden I have a bunch of “fruit” tips that I’ve been saving, for…..I have no idea what. Shall we? A funny thing has happened since I started this blog almost three (three!) years ago. Every so often I will receive an e-mail from a friend or family member, with […]

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simply perfect (& perfectly simple) “game day” wings!

simply perfect (& perfectly simple) “game day” wings!

January 24th, 2014

I know, more Super Bowl food (who AM I???) – but, much like the chili and cornbread, these have been a staple in my home for years. all images courtesy of: Doug Schneider Photography Back in the day I didn’t think it was possible to make buffalo wings – I mean, really good buffalo wings – without […]

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favor-”ette”: stepped up

favor-”ette”: stepped up

January 7th, 2014

Am I the only one having a pity party this week? It happens every year, right after the kids go back to school. Holidays officially over, ornaments and decorations packed away – I feel unspeakably blue. I love having the kids around, with no schedule, flexible bed and meal times and lots of fun outings. […]

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favor-”ette”: apple peel “twigs”

favor-”ette”: apple peel “twigs”

November 5th, 2013

Still got apples? Me too. And what’s worse is that Noah will NOT eat an unpeeled apple – in fact, none of my kids would “eat the peels” when they were little. Which results in a lot of discarded peels. So you could imagine my delight upon discovering this genius use of apple peels – from […]

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halloween “in the house” – chocolate dipped pretzels

halloween “in the house” – chocolate dipped pretzels

October 11th, 2013

So many things to love about these pretzels. They’re super easy to make – even if you’re not a “baker”. They keep well for several weeks, so you can make them in advance and check at least one thing off your list. Clustered in a vase or large glass they can double as a cute […]

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