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Make School Lunches Easier

In returning to school this year, I wanted to find a system that would work well for our daughters to help make the mornings less chaotic.  When our oldest was in kindergarten, I made her lunch every night for the … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Vegetable Soup

red lentil vegetable soup on a cold day

We finally had a snowfall here in Denver that was more than just a dusting. And after being spoiled with a mild January, the temperature has finally become almost cold enough for my middle school son to wear a jacket … Continue reading

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My Grandmother’s Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies in a tin

My grandmother came to the United States from Finland as a little girl. I remember her accent and her eagerness to feed us some homemade treat every time we came to her door. This is the cut-out cookie recipe she … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Gnocchi

whole wheat sweet potato gnocchis on plate

You remember what a powerhouse sweet potatoes are, right? Here is my favorite recipe that uses them. Sorry, this isn’t a particularly “quick” recipe, but it’s a good one to do with an extra pair of little hands to help … Continue reading

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Semi-Homemade Pizza Trick

Do you love homemade pizza but don’t feel confident in making the dough? Or maybe you don’t have the time? If so, here’s a little trick. Check with your local Costco or Sam’s Club to see if their Food Court … Continue reading

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Cream Filled Cupcakes

valentine

For something homemade, not the same as every day, but easy, you can make your own cream filled cupcakes and afterwards decorate them however you like. First, I just used a cake mix to make cupcakes. Then I used a … Continue reading

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I Yam What I Yam, Sweet Potato

There is a lot of information out there about what is a yam, and what is a sweet potato, and how nutritious they are. But it isn’t so easy to take these facts (like: yams are not related to sweet … Continue reading

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Better Than Cream O’ Soup

cauliflower, mushrooms, zucchini, onion, brown rice, bullion, garlic, potato

In an effort to eat healthier and less processed foods, I’ve been avoiding using canned, condensed Cream O’ Whatever Soup in my cooking. But as so many recipes use it as an ingredient, I now have a substitute that is … Continue reading

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Homemade 100% Whole Wheat Bread

homemade wheat bread on a heart shaped cutting board

Nothing says love like a loaf of homemade bread. Here is the bread recipe I use all the time. (I’m not sure of its origin, though I got it from mother-in-law.) I can’t say whether it’s the best because there … Continue reading

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Fall Favorites Basket Exchange Party

Three years ago, my very best friend had the most ingenious idea for a autumn inspired party. Both she and I share a love of this time of year, but living in Arizona didn’t offer much in the way of … Continue reading

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