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from the archives: Thanksgiving plan from beginning to end

I always cook Thanksgiving, because I love the challenge. Well, more like because I don’t feel like traveling anywhere. Every year I get better at it, which makes sense because I started pretty low on the “Thanksgiving cooking ability” scale. To organize myself last year, since I had a lot more guests than I’ll have […]



Thanksgiving roundup from the archives

Geez. These holidays are passing us by with frightening speed, aren’t they? Did you have a scary Halloween? My oldest went as a “Haunted Butterfly.” You see, this summer, she saw a pair of butterfly wings in a museum. She desperately wanted them, but they cost $20. I made a deal. I would buy the […]



cinnamon maple pumpkin seeds with crunch

  First, Happy Halloween! Second, my apologies for a lack of how-to photographs. You see, I didn’t think these would be all that great. We carved our pumpkin yesterday and had all these seeds. And I figured I might as well bake them. And I didn’t even measure anything. And then they go and turn […]



attack of the mummy fruit

See? Not all of Halloween has to be about chocolate and candy. Sweet, sweet, delicious chocolate and candy. Fruit can dress up, too, into these bone-chilling, terrifying, straight-from-the-tomb mummies. Really, very scary. Ugh. Those dang googly-eyes are way too cute to be scary.   Geez Louise though, if you’re going to dress up the kids’ […]



Cheerios teething biscuits

The drool, the whining, the crying, the gnawing on furniture… Did you guess I mean teething babies? Ugh. Of course I was also the parent who, any time my baby fussed, blamed it on teething. It couldn’t possibly be her perfect temperament. No, it had to be teething. I wrote all about foods to help […]