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Food Too Cute to Eat

Last week, my Mom forwarded us an email with all these incredibly detailed, adorable food photos. The boys insisted sharing these with you! The email was one of those viral emails that was forwarded thousands of times, and we have no idea who originally compiled them. While I track down the original sources to credit, please enjoy! Happy Holidays and Merry …

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Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Years ago, we dined at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Sarasota. The kids were itty bitty, but they got dressed up with fancy new clothes. The special occassion, none, other than my in-laws were visiting from Clarence, New York for the holidays. My late father-in-law, George, was a lover of steak. Super-seared, almost burnt on the outside, but red-rare on the …

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Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Biscuits

These Buttermilk Biscuits recipe has been one of our family favorites. The recipe is from my friend, Ree, aka The Pioneer Woman. These photos are from 2009, back when we didn’t know Ree. Nathan was just 5 years old, picked up Ree’s book and chose this recipe to make. Fast forward a few years later, Nathan is jumping on Ree’s bed, spending his …

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Healthy Chinese Take Out Recipes

May I introduce my latest book to you? Healthy Chinese Take Out Recipes Here’s a sample of some of the recipes you’ll find in Healthy Chinese Take Out – Favorite Recipes eBook: With dozens of valuable cooking tips, step-by-step photos, and endless recipe variations, you’ll be a master of Chinese Cooking. These basic recipes will build a solid foundation of …

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Juicy, Savory, Grilled Kebabs

Grilled Kebabs Recipe You’ll learn: The 1 secret ingredient that guarantees juicy, flavorful grilled kebabs Less than 30 minutes, Costs $12 for four servings Use any type of meat – beef, pork, lamb, bison, turkey, chicken 5-minute Minty Cucumber Raita I’ve been fairly tame in my adventures in Indian cooking, mainly because the mix of spices always seemed a little …

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Asian Wrap and Roll Class on Craftsy

Yeah! We’ve launched! I’m so thrilled to announce the launch of my Asian Wrap and Roll cooking class on Craftsy. Have you heard of Craftsy? They have hundreds of online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories. The best part is that you can learn at your pace with easy-to-follow HD video lessons …

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Why I let my kids eat junk food

I’ve written a handful of times how our family has taken on “just eat real food” mantra that we originally heard Underground Wellness podcast. We love it! It makes grocery shopping and deciding what to eat so easy: JERF or not-JERF. That doesn’t mean we don’t ever eat junk food. We’re just conscious of what we are putting in our …

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R.I.P. Crazy Mops

  We found what was left of Crazy Mops late this afternoon. Not sure what happened, the boys and I found the feathers and what what left of her body on the grass. Life on the homestead….not always pretty, but you get to experience appreciation of new life and the respect of passing. I can’t leave you with just the bad …

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Salmon with Magical Butter Sauce

With the kitchen still (still….sigh) under construction, I’ve been cooking on a camping stove outside on our patio. We’ve been super good, still eating mostly JERF (just eat real food), with the occasional not-JERF treat (ahem….entire bag of Oreos snarfed down by 2 boys.) When out grocery shopping, the only question we ask ourselves is, “is this something you can grow, …