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Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Is there anything better than tomato soup to beat back the November chill? I don’t think so. Especially when the tomatoes that go into the soup have been oven roasted. Fire roasted tomato soup is a celebration of color and flavor. One I ...

Posted on: Nov 08, 2017 |  Original Post

Turkey Sheperds Pie

What comfort foods did you grow up with? On busy uninspired night, my mom would turn to mashed potatoes and ground beef and that combination still makes me just as happy as it did when I was a little girl with bangs in round blue glasses. But for ...

Posted on: Oct 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Last Minute Pulled Pork and my New Insta-Pot Love

It seemed like the Instapot, or Instant Pot was everywhere overnight. Out of nowhere, about a year ago, my Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram feeds were filled with raving mentions about this new pressure cooker. When it went on sale for $74 on ...

Posted on: Sep 13, 2016 |  Original Post

Stuffed Shells, New Beginnings, and a Tablefull of Happy Kids

I’m a big believer in the energy of new beginnings, but these last few weeks, as back to school neared, I was having serious trouble mustering up enthusiasm for dinner. Blah. Blah. Blah. I just couldn’t muster up the energy to make the ...

Posted on: Aug 29, 2016 |  Original Post

Dude Ranch Vacation Low Down: Nine Quarter Circle Ranch

Dude ranches are now called guest ranches, but the concept remains the same. Log cabins. Horseback riding. Fishing. Group meals. All in the midst of a mind-blowing beautiful setting. I’m not quite sure what possessed me to throw out the ...

Posted on: Aug 25, 2016 |  Original Post

Homemade Italian Dressing Crockpot Chicken: Easy Dump Cooking with Real Ingredients

Summer cooking is lazy cooking, as it should be. Delicious and easy. Slice a few tomatoes and a little basil from the garden, drizzle a little balsamic and olive oil, and top it all off with some oozing burrata. Dinner is served! Between colorful ...

Posted on: Jun 29, 2016 |  Original Post

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s a war going on in our house, a delicious, brown sugar-loaded, cookie jar filling, chocolate chip cookie war. Since Jack and his friends came up with the macho tween boy greatest chocolate chip cookie recipe, Steve has gotten in the ...

Posted on: May 26, 2016 |  Original Post

Consider the Bunny: Not as a Meal but as a Pet

With four kids and an insatiable love of travel, I have never felt the need for a pet. My kids have begged, and begged and begged my deaf ears for a dog ever since they could talk, with zero success. They’ve written essays, put together ...

Posted on: May 20, 2016 |  Original Post

Be Still: a Lesson in Body Acceptance

“Be still,” she tells me, putting her hands upon my cheeks. Her fingers, no longer so pudgy, look like a child’s, and her nails need trimming. Staring into my eyes, she studies me. “What are these lines, mommy, between your ...

Posted on: May 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Broccoli Cheddar Croquettes and Embracing Those Facebook Cooking Videos

When I’m puffing out my chest, after a glass of riesling, I like to call myself an online pioneer, blogging before it became a verb. My blog was my creative space as I navigated the diaper years. It was an elite, exciting world, with ...

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016 |  Original Post

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