Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you have a go to cookie recipe?  This is mine.  Boring, I know.  Unoriginal- definitely. But my kids LOVE them, I always have the ingredients on hand and I can get them in the oven in under ten minutes.  A perfect trifecta in this house. Chocolate Chip Cookies adapted from Nestle Toll House Cookie…

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How to Peel a Pomegranate- I Promise its Easier Than You Think!

I am here to answer the perennial question… How on earth do you peel a pomegranate?!! I love these things.  They are gorgeous, they last forever in the fridge (even after peeling!), they taste amazing, they are full of vitamins and nutrients, and they are ripe in the winter! But most of us are thrown…

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Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

My kids don’t eat vegetables.  I mean not at all.  Pumpkin and the occasional zucchini, both snuck into breads and pancakes, are our only hope. So, when Julia fell in love with Starbuck’s Pumpkin Scones, I knew I had to learn to make these at home.  We’ve tried a number of variations, and this one…

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Last week was our first week of school and just a tough week all around for everyone.  Ian only has school M, W, F and T & R was hard and confusing for him not to have school. We went to the Y everyday, which helps.  But Thursday, I thought it might cheer him up…

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Guest Posting About Pumpkin Scones Today…

I am so honored to be guest blogging at www.ladybehindthecurtain.com today!  Click on over HERE to see the complete post and recipe. Does anything say fall like Starbucks Pumpkin Scones and a Pumpkin Spice Latte?  Oh my, yummy!  I have not perfected the latte, but I’m getting close on the scones.  These are my daughter’s favorite, and…

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Herbed Veggie Dip and a Colored Snack For The Kids

My kids adore veggies.  I mean, they beg for them at every meal.  I have to keep them locked up, or it is all they will eat. Can anyone say sarcasm?  You would think I was trying to feed them poop when I offer any type of vegetable.  Immediate revulsion and a lot of screaming…

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Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Anyone have an overabundance of tomatoes in their garden?  If so, I am completely jealous!  Our garden has yet to produce much, aside from copious amounts of mint.  But I hear tell that it is tomato season, and I see evidence of it at the farmer’s markets recently.  Beautiful bright red romas, colorful heirlooms.  My…

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Amazing Homemade Pickles in 3 Days!

Yes, you read right.  3 days!  I LOVE pickles.  My last pregnancy I ate an entire jar of pickles and a pint of ice cream for dinner on more than one occasion.  When they are small and crisp and a bit of spice to them- WOW!  But, I never thought of making them myself.  It…

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Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas

I was inspired by thischickcooks.net.  If you haven’t checked out her food blog, head on over now.  She shares about real food recipes that real people want to eat.  I’m in love! Yesterday I made two of her recent recipes- chili lime roasted chickpeas and blueberry chocolate chunk ice cream.  I also made a garlic roasted…

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