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Welcome to the April 2013 :

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants are sharing their recipes, their stories, their pictures, and their memories.


How can you resist [...]

I found it! A Gluten, Dairy & Yeast-free Quick Bread Recipe

Yesterday I was determined to have BLTs. We love them! But my husband has recently discovered he is intolerant to gluten and YEAST, oh the tragedy. I knew I had heard of people making quick breads that were plain and not full of bananas or zucchini, so I googled around and found this lovely recipe. [...]

Back-to-School Menu Plan Monday

For me the start of school is a great time to work on getting us (erm, myself) into a daily and weekly rhythm that feels more organized than our somewhat free-floating summers. For me, having all three kids in school helps ground our schedule and gets us into routines that eventually (not at first, I [...]

Menu Plan Monday: Back in the Saddle Again?

Menu Plan Monday

Okay! Trying to get back into blogging AND menu planning. Here’s this week. Cutting/pasting and posting in various ways from my meal planning software, Plan To Eat, including a bunch of the recipes at the bottom! Cool!


13 Monday Thai Sticky Shrimp w/Coconut Rice (actually quinoa not rice) green beans & [...]

Shrimp and Sweet Potatoes with Mango and Avocado

Shrimp Avocado Mango Sweet Potato Deliciousness

On Friday we got home from a nice afternoon at the park and I did not have a dinner plan. However, I had a stocked pantry & fridge and this is what I came up with. How can you go wrong with these ingredients? You cannot, really.

I started with these: sweet potato, frozen shrimp, [...]

Cre Chicken & Mushrooms (Dairy-Free and Delicious!)

Dairy-Free Cre Chicken and Mushrooms

This is a super easy weeknight staple that I threw together last night in about 25 minutes. We served it over polenta, but it works equally well with pasta or rice. Serve with a steamed veggie (we had glazed carrots) or quick salad and you’ve got a complete meal! I love cre things that are [...]

Daily Bread: My Favorite Whole Grain Bread Machine Recipe

Whole Grain Daily Bread

With a family of 5, all of whom love carbs, we go through a lot of bread. Like half a loaf per meal, sometimes! And at the store, the healthy breads that also taste good can really add up! I think the combination of cost savings, convenience (making bread with a bread machine IS easier [...]

Play With Your Food

Self portrait by Lonnie in food.  Not sure what's going on with those shaggy eyes/eyebrows...?

Last weekend I went for a Costco run and when I came home the girls were all still napping or doing quiet time and this is what I found on the kitchen table:

Snack plates, waiting for eaters

Self portrait by Lonnie in food. Not sure what's going on with those eyes and/or [...]

Kids in the Kitchen: 6 tips plus a recipe!

Emma helps with cornbread


Welcome to the November : Kids in the Kitchen

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and feeding. Please read to the end to find [...]

Happy 3rd Birthday Party!

Very Hungry Caterpillar Twins!

I have three year olds! Elsie and Delia’s party finally happened last Sunday, after a reschedule due to illness the week previous. They were such good sports about it — it’s hard to change plans at the last minute! We lucked out with much better weather and healthier, happier children, so it all turned out [...]