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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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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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Coconut Oil Follow Up–
includes chocolate so read on

I know I wrote about coconut oil before, but I had to add some things and change my opinion on other things because of what I’ve learned since. First of all, I have tried several different brands of coconut oil, … Continue reading

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Children: The Challenge
Watch Your Tone of Voice

Tone of voice learnings from Children the Challenge

How long until school starts? No, not in hours, but for those of you who knew, this post is for you. Well, to tell the truth, I don’t know how many hours until school starts, but this post is really … 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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Homemade French Fries

When it comes to mealtime, I’m all about quick, easy, tasty, and healthy. More and more, I’m steering away from the processed foods and trying to make things as natural, but yummy, as possible. One of my favorite simple, but … Continue reading

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Apple Handles for little hands

My 3 year old likes to eat whole apples. But she tends to eat straight through them, disregarding the fact that they have an axis of sorts. She gets to the core, and she’s done with it, even though there’s … 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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