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When Your Kids Don’t Eat Vegetables
By     |    Mar 26, 2017
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When Your Kids Don’t Eat Vegetables

When your kids don't eat vegetables, I get some fierce mixed emotions. I've heard moms at my kids' school saying things like, "I wish my kids would snack on carrot sticks like yours do, but I can't get my kids to eat vegetables at all." I think that these moms must be exaggerating. How can your kid be six and not eat any vegetables? I mean, in general, I thought that eating vegetables was a requirement for all of us living human beings.

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How to Cook Like the French
By     |    Sep 19, 2013
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How to Cook Like the French

For my dear friend Ana who recently moved to Paris. Her father in law is coming over to visit in his already asked her if she knows how to cook, and being that he is French, he probably was really asking if she knows how to cook French food. When we think of french food we may think of elaborate processes and lots of butter, fatty fois gras, cheeses and breads or we may even cringe at the thought of eating snails, frogs or caviar. And of course you can find all of that in French restaurants and even some home, however regular French home cooking it tends to be the light full of greens, and has a lot of Mediterranean influences.

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Toddler Masterchef
By     |    Aug 21, 2013
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Toddler Masterchef

We have a running joke in our house. That started with my seasonal obsession with Master Chef Australia. Whenever we try new recipes or cooking techniques we always proclaim ourselves the master chef and humbly allow ourselves to be judged (lovingly) by others. We give points for creativity and sometimes we lose but mostly, we win. This morning I made oatmeal for the boys and since it was a bit […]

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Will You Be My Valentine?
By     |    Feb 13, 2013
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Will You Be My Valentine?

Ahhh Valentine’s Day is fast approaching (tomorrow!) and whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your special sweetheart or having a “Galentine’s Day” with your BFFs, ladies and gentlemen, I have the only recipe you need: MY AWESOME CHEESECAKE Yes, people, I love you. I love you so much, you’re getting *THE* cheesecake recipe of the century. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love your smile. I […]

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Bread: 101, the No Knead Bread
By     |    Jan 30, 2013
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Bread: 101, the No Knead Bread

One of the things I really love making is bread.  There’s nothing like the smell of yeast in the kitchen to make me feel at home and put a smile on my face.  And although I used to make bread every week, I don’t get a chance to so often right now.  At least I try to make it on holidays and birthdays and such. It usually disappears in one […]

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She Makes Cherry Pie!
By     |    Dec 14, 2012
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She Makes Cherry Pie!

A couple of days ago, I made this pie and just before putting it into the oven I snapped a shot with my cell phone and posted it to Facebook. One of my friends asked for the recipe, and it’s only now that I have been able to sit down for the first time to write it up.  So this is for you, girlfriend.  You know who you are, and […]

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30 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 6 – Christmas Cookies
By     |    Nov 29, 2012
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30 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 6 – Christmas Cookies

Today was a particularly odd day for me. The boys slept so well last night in their new beds and even today, they slept their naps without much fuss. Instead of using some of their nap time to get some housework done, I ended up making a comfortable little bed on the boys bedroom floor and snuggling up for a little nap myself.  I have been plagued this last week […]

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30 Days of Christmas Inspirations – Day 2
By     |    Nov 25, 2012
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30 Days of Christmas Inspirations – Day 2

I remember going to holiday parties as a child and always wanting to try the eggnog – and people saying that I couldn’t because there was alcohol in the drink.  When I was a teenager, I was able to try the eggnog the came in the supermarket shelves during the holidays – and as I gagged on the flavor, I thought that I would never ever ever try eggnog again.

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Come on already!
By     |    Oct 27, 2012
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Come on already!

I’m trying so hard to be patient. I get up in the morning and I can see my little strawberry plant and little green strawberries on the vines. And I know that they’re growing and I have to wait until they’re ripe to be able to pick them. But I’m literally dreaming of eating my strawberries! I can’t decide what to do with them (if they actually don’t get eaten […]

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Easy Peasy Focaccia and Butternut Squash Soup
By     |    Aug 9, 2012
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Easy Peasy Focaccia and Butternut Squash Soup

It’s time. Since three days it’s been cloudy and grey outside. Boo. I’ve been busy with the boys; running to the doctors, getting them organized, trying to organize my house (that’s a constant) and trying to find the time when I can to express the million ideas running around in my head. I needed to get in the kitchen. I needed to let my brain relax and just spend time […]

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Fake (and Light) Tiramisu
By     |    Jul 23, 2012
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Fake (and Light) Tiramisu

A few years back (before kids and when we were living in our old house) I had a stroke of genius. We were having some people over for dinner, and it was a last minute invitation. We were just going to have some pasta for dinner, so that was set, no big deal, but I already had a reputation for being able to swing elaborate dessert creations at the stroke […]

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Breakfast of Champions
By     |    Jul 13, 2012
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Breakfast of Champions

The boys start their days out around 8:30 – 9am every day. After their 12 hour sleep, I like to start their days out right, especially in the cooler winter months like now.  Nothing keeps us going and warm like one of their favorite meals, Oatmeal. Since there is no instant oatmeal here, I use oats, and I feel good cause it’s my way of hugging my kids from the […]

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