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Cranberry Orange Muffins with Pine Nuts

So many things are hard. Parenting is hard. Taking care of sick kids is hard. Keeping the living room rug toy free for more than 10 minutes is hard. Putting clean sheets on the top bunk bed is hard. Sleeping … Continue reading

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Cranberry Pear Tart with Almond Cream

I love the new series, Bringing Back Sunday Dinner, on Simple Bites.  When I first saw it, I couldn’t help but nod my head in agreement as I read along – yes, let’s bring back Sunday Dinner! My Grandmothers always … Continue reading

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Five Great Non-Fiction Reads

Now that I have shared my Top Ten Fiction Reads from 2012, I want to tell you about some of the best Non-Fiction books I enjoyed last year too.  Sometimes finding compelling non-fiction can be difficult, but I came across … Continue reading

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Tuscan Bean and Vegetable Soup with Asiago Croutons

On a cold, bleak winter day like today I can’t help but daydream about escaping to some place a little less gray.  Right now, I’m thinking Italy in the spring sounds just about right.  It’s been far too many years … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite Fiction Reads from 2012

In 2012 I challenged myself to read One Hundred books.  I didn’t quite reach my goal, making it through only Eighty books in 2012.  Still, I am proud of myself for making time to read, which really means making time … Continue reading

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Mexican Black Bean Chili with Sausage

Welcome 2013!  I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited for a New Year as I am for 2013.  We had a lovely holiday break, which was just the beginning of all the good days ahead of us.  This year … Continue reading

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Last Minute DIY Gifts

Growing up, my mom always finished her holiday shopping and crafting by the first of November. I have no idea how she managed that! There are only 6 days left until Christmas this year and I’m still scrambling.  At least … Continue reading

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