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If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d’ve Baked a Cake in a Shoe Box

I’ll admit it: I am drawn to the kooky. Whether it’s a challenge to host a Spambalaya Jambalaya dinner party, visit kitschy roadside attractions, or make guacamole ice cream sandwiches, I’m your woman. And since I never know when something I should … Continue reading

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Bánh Mì: The Best Sandwich in the World (a Second Stay at Home Date Night)

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} .Homemade Pork Bánh Mì for Stay at Home Date Night The story behind my obsession with this sandwich Perhaps you too would have felt cranky and dubious if you’d been lost in Little Italy, dragging … Continue reading

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Jewel-toned one-pot pasta: Beets cleaning an extra pot

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} I got the side eye from family members when I picked up beets for a new beef and beets pasta recipe I wanted to try, so I roasted the beets anyway and set them aside … Continue reading

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Friday night date night just got better, and cheaper, and did I mention I didn’t have to leave the house?

When our kids were babies, my husband and I would hurry home on Friday afternoons to squeeze in a quick bite in a restaurant before the clock ran out to pick the boys up from day care, our only time … Continue reading

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Leave some milk in a dark cupboard to make homemade kefir

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #15, a link party. Join me by linking up a “milk”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} Have you heard of kefir? A fermented milk drink that’s a cousin of yogurt, kefir is loaded … Continue reading

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Pork Carnitas: Meatlovers, Prepare to Swoon (MultiMEDIA Splice #1, a new link party)

{Join me in this new “MultiMEDIA Splice” link party. Directions below.} Pork Carnitas: Meatlovers, Prepare to Swoon Sure, I’ve had some success serving my family root vegetable tagine or butternut squash pasta sauce on Meatless Mondays, but the fact is … Continue reading

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Make Caramel Milk Candies

While Google knows my sons are on their electronic devices day and night, I can still get my younger son to join me for a cooking project from time to time. Even though he was deep into a game of … Continue reading

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When winter gives you lemons…

When winter gives you lemons … make limoncello! Tart and sweet, crisp and cold, limoncello is a delightful after-dinner drink, and it turns out it’s easy to make at home. I just finished my second batch; my first try was … Continue reading

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5 Easy Meatless Monday Meals

Once a peanut butter and jelly sandwich became a frequent Meatless Monday meal, I knew it was time to look around for some new inspiration. These vegetarian meals are easy and delicious. 1. Cacio e Pepe (from A Cozy Kitchen) … Continue reading

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Leftover Turkey Oatmeal

During this Thanksgiving weekend, I have a mountain of leftovers to contend with. I have a theory that any great meal that features a carb can be switched up a bit to make a savory oatmeal recipe. Could “Day After … Continue reading

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