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Cats, Dogs, and Chocolate Ice ...

Cats, Dogs, and Chocolate Ice Cream
Someone recently told me that I was “like a cat,” in that I wanted to be alone during times of trouble. The person was not too far from the truth — when things are hard, sometimes getting back into bed seems like the only logical...

I am a homemaker....

I am a homemaker.
The contents of my hoody pocket currently include three bright orange pebbles and a dog treat. My pants are of the yoga variety. I am wearing no make up and, as usual, I will shower before I go pick up the kids. Because everyone knows you must look...

Traits and Legacies...

Traits and Legacies
From the earliest moments of pregnancy, we think about the traits our child will be given. Boy or girl. Hair color. Eye color. Body type. Eventual height. Who they will favor. Personality. We think about it a lot until they are actually here and...

Helpful Food Allergy Guideline...

Helpful Food Allergy Guidelines for Cupcakes at School
So, you may have read this horrendously selfish piece on HuffPo from a mother who was sick of working around food allergies when sending treats to class for birthdays. You see, she likes cake. And if killing a few kids gets in the way, well someone...
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recent from Breakfast On Fear and Beignets On Fear and Beignets
The kitchen is the one place where I have no fear. Nothing intimidates me and I am fully confident. When people act like I am doing something crazy, I rarely give myself any credit, because how could you be scared of things like oil or yeast? I reserve my fear for things that can kill me. You don’t...
recent from Entree Sunny Side Up Egg, Prosciutto, and Caramelized Onion Pizza Sunny Side Up Egg, Prosciutto, and Caramelized Onion Pizza
I had a little birthday party for my husband a few weeks ago and decided I wanted to make a bunch of pizzas. This is usually a real pain, not because it’s difficult, but because you run out of space for the multiple pans, dough, and ingredients required to do this for a crowd. And I like to have...
recent from Lunch Chickpea Salad Sandwiches Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
I really wish I could have invented silly bands or rainbow looms, but alas, I only invent things like Chickpea Salad. And even then, I didn’t really invent it, of course. But today, I had the idea to make a mashed chickpea salad in the exact same style as my favorite chicken salad — with...
recent from Dessert/Sweet Trader Joe’s Inspired Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Coconut Chips Trader Joe’s Inspired Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Coconut Chips
The opening of Trader Joe’s in our town has, of course, been somewhat revolutionary. I would count it among few others that have had such grand opening hype (top was Chick-Fil-A which had a camp out before their first day of chicken sales and future political statements). I’m so getting a...