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how to make the best-ever apple crisp

So we went apple picking last weekend, as we do every year. And my kids like the picking part more than actually eating them, so I’m always left with dozens and dozens of “what do we do with all these?” apples. This year, I’m already down 24 apples. That’s three batches of apple crisp. Holy […]



from the archives: 9 fabulous treats for Fall

O’ Fall, you’re finally here (I mean on my blog, if not in DC yet). Away with you, humidity and stifling heat of summer. I like your laziness, but I’m ready for apple picking and crisp breezes and pulling out my boots. Here are some of my favorite fall treats from the blog. As always, […]



Just for Kix: Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch

I really love this particular post I made for Kix Cereal because I got to have a mini Thanksgiving meal weeks ago to write it. And yum, I’m pleased with the results. The sandwich sushi is surprisingly delicious, as I was skeptical about the concept. Mix cream cheese and cranberry sauce on bread, pile with […]



24 ideas for Thanksgiving to get me organized

This year for Thanksgiving we have 13. That’s the most I’ve ever had for Thanksgiving. I should note that two of those 13 are babies, but my “baby” eats everything, so she counts as a mouth to feed. There are four cousins, all girls, between ages four and seven. And then, of course, the old […]



“seriously, you can’t mess these up” turkey cookie sticks

I’d say I have a history of striving for perfection. I was the stressball high school kid that pulled all-nighters for her AP Calculus exam. I feel anxiety welling up when I look around at the scattered kid toys and food crumbs all over my floors. I don’t achieve perfection, mind you, but I’m one […]