macaroni and cheese (finally!)

Posted: March 5th, 2015

macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese and I have a very long history together, so let me give you a short summary.

When I was growing up I LOVED the boxed stuff.  So much so that as a little kid, when my grandmother made homemade macaroni and cheese for me, I was disappointed that it was not the box stuff.   Read more »

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a month of meals {february 2015}

Posted: March 2nd, 2015

a month of meals: february 2015

(I started doing these posts about 2 years ago, but never loved my format.  So finally I decided to do what I would be interested in seeing if I was reading these posts–just a straightforward list of my month of meals.  I hope you might find it interesting, and I especially hope it might give you some inspiration for your weekly dinners.)

(Past months: January 2015) Read more »

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chocolate chip pancakes {updated}

Posted: February 25th, 2015

chocolate chip pancakes

I mentioned last month that one of my goals is to bring back an old recipe from this site with updated pictures and sometimes an updated recipe every month.  So here we are, the last days of February, squeezing these chocolate chip pancakes in.  (Do I really have to link to the old post? Please tell me no.)

Can I be honest about something?  Usually January is my least favorite month of the year (aside from those first couple of days when the year is shiny and new), but February has been a doozy this year and I am more than happy to say goodbye to it and move on to March with warmer weather and daylight savings time. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my excitement for daylight savings time could go on forever).  Although we ARE apparently having a snowstorm today, so that’s a bit of fun winter excitement (I know so many people are sick of snow at this point.  But y’all.  We get it maybe once a year…as evidenced by the fact that I just said “y’all.”) Read more »

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roasted carrots and parsnips

Posted: February 23rd, 2015

roasted carrots and parsnips

So Evelyn’s doing pretty good with this whole baby led weaning thing.  Well, I say she’s doing good in that food is pretty consistently going to her mouth at least a couple of times before she gets sick of being in her high chair and some bites are actually making it in to her stomach.  (But that’s another post for another time…I’ll have a bit more information on her first month of eating food here in a couple of weeks.) Read more »

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chocolate caramel mousse

Posted: February 17th, 2015

chocolate caramel mousse

Confession: I grew up thinking that I absolutely hated caramel.  Caramel was just those little chewy candies that get stuck in your teeth.  I was not a fan in any shape form or fashion.  I wasn’t even the biggest fan of it in candy bars, even when it was paired with chocolate.  It was acceptable then, but given the choice between a piece of candy containing caramel and a piece of candy that did not…well, have I not made my choice obvious already? Read more »

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