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Weekly Meal Plan #91

Who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and baking when it’s so hot, and there are so many things to do with the family in these waning days of summer? Well, not me. We ate … Continue reading

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Chewy Nutella Dark Chocolate Cookies

Who doesn’t love Nutella? It’s one of those things that rarely stays very long in my house, because I can’t seem to not eat it. Looking for a way to avoid eating Nutella by the spoonful (my preferred method) or … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan #90

The name of the game this week was speed. It was so hot this week that I didn’t want to be standing over a hot stove or having the oven on for a long time, so my meal plan kept … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan #89

This week involved a lot of come-and-go for me. Three separate camps and activities most days, spaced just right so that we were barely home long enough to grab a snack and gear up for the next thing. So my … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan #88

My highlight this week was simply returning to the time of year when we can harvest the garden! Plentiful zucchini means batches of 4 loaves of zucchini bread at a time, 24 zucchini blueberry muffins at a time, impromptu sides … Continue reading

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Portable Foods (for Picnics, Kids’ Sports Nights…)

For the past two-and-a-half years, my family has been doing Taekwondo together. For a large chunk of that, my kids have been in different back-to-back classes, all scheduled right around dinner time. We could either eat way too early, way … Continue reading

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Homemade Baklava

My first experience with baklava was at a Greek Festival when I was in college. There was Greek music, dancing, delicious Greek salads, spanakopita, pastries…and baklava sundaes. Yes, you read that right: they served vanilla ice cream drizzled with fudge … Continue reading

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List of Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

Simply put, your freezer and your slow cooker can really save your bacon. Imagine that it’s 7am. You’re getting your family ready to head out the door. You’ve all got a long day of work or school ahead of you. … Continue reading

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Thin Crust Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizzas

I love pizza…but even I get a little tired of my kids’ preferred toppings. Have you guessed them yet?? Plain cheese, or pepperoni. Sigh. I love having leftover pulled pork on hand, because I find a lot of fun different … Continue reading

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DIY Fruit-Filled Snack Bars

My kids are big fans of all those little snacks that come individually wrapped. Granola bars. Go-gurt. Nutrigrain bars. Goldfish. But I am not a big fan of the cost to feed those kinds of snacks to my kids on … Continue reading

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