Category Archives: food

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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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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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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Homemade Chocolate Candy Cane Granola Bars

I really love this time of year!  I derive enormous amounts of joy from sending out our annual holiday cards and I am giddy every time we receive a card in the mail.  I especially love making and sharing treats … Continue reading

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Corn and Potato Chowder with Leeks

There was a chance of snow in the forecast this past weekend.  Despite the kids’ crossed fingers and fervent snowman prayers, we only saw a few white flurries. But after we realized that there wasn’t going to be any snow … Continue reading

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Tree Trimming + Flatout Bread Pizza Party

  My mom had a birthday this past week.  To celebrate she asked us to join her for a Tree Trimming party.  The girls and I were quick to agree because we do kind of like the incredible woman we … Continue reading

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