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Chocolate Granola Bars

Chocolate Granola Bars

Another school year means another year of getting creative with lunchboxes. Granted, the little guy is in Kindergarten, so he’s not technically there for lunch every day, but they have snack time (and my daughter has afternoon snack in addition to lunch!), so we have a full house of lunch on the go to prepare.

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Stone Salad

stone fruit salad

Summer is the season of berries to some, and that’s fine and well. I love strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries as much as the next person. But let’s not forget the other summer fruit stars–the stone fruits.

Stone fruits are those with pits in the middle. Most people are acquainted with peaches, quite possibly the most …

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Fresh Garden Salsa

garden fresh salsa

The garden this year has been an interesting experiment. What started as a few potted herbs quickly expanded into over forty plants. What caused this expansion? Cilantro.

As my daughter and I walked past the cilantro plants in the greenhouse, we were stopped in our tracks by the delicious aroma. We had to have it. …

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Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

strawberry shortcake muffin

Strawberries are the siren of summer. With their arrival, one can be sure that summer is here to stay. Red, plump, and juicy, what would summer be without them? I do not want to think about it.

Today, I was looking for a no-fuss way to enjoy these sweet scarlet globes and found it in …

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Ambrosia: food of the gods

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I’m ready for spring. More than ready. Last year, we were already seduced by 70- to 80-degree days, warm sunshine, and gentle breezes, beckoning one to spend an entire afternoon reading on the garden bench. This year? Temps remain in the 40s to 50s and strong winds push one back inside the home seeking shelter. In …

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Easy-Made Granola Bars

Easy Made Granola Bars

Granola. As in the nickname for those moms who are die-hard fans of natural living. You know them. You may be friends with some of them. Heck, you may even be one of them!

When I first became a SAHM, I was lost. I had spent the 8 years prior working with women old enough …

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Game Day Appetizers

Nachos - poet in the pantry

It probably comes as no surprise that I have no interest in football. Zero. Zilch. Nada. My parents are big fans which means I spent a lot of time in my bedroom during football season wondering why they were shouting at the TV. Sports fans–I don’t get it.

There is one good thing that comes …

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