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Squash Soup Shooters to Toast the Arrival of Fall

Celebrate fall with the varied squashes abundant in the produce section and farmers’ markets, especially lovely for preparing hearty and comforting squash soups

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Orange Thyme Cocktail Cookies – A Unique Holiday Appetizer

This week for French Fridays with Dorie, I am early! That’s right – already done with the cooking and post and it’s only Tuesday. The recipe selection this week is free choice. Just pick anything from Around My French Table that you want to prepare for the holidays. My choice was inspired by the book, […]

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Don’t Forget the Figs!

While we revel in the last days of summer before the daylight dwindles and the school stress soars, it’s hard to miss the plethora of peaches at the farmer’s market. And you wouldn’t want to miss them but while you eat your peach pie – Don’t Forget the Figs! And if your idea of a […]

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My Unwanted Hannukah Gift or How I Lost My Bid for “Mom of the Year”

I was a terrible mother last night. (Yeah — I know what you all just thought – “only last night?”) It was the last night of Hannukah and it was the kids’ turn to exchange gifts with each other and my son gave me a gift as well. Dad will have to wait for Christmas. […]

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Surviving the Halloween Junk Food Glut: Ten Snacking Tips for Busy Parents

With Halloween just around the corner, stock up your pantry and refrigerator with some healthy snack foods before the candy and treats take up all the space. You’ll find ten suggestions for some unprocessed, tasty snack choices in my guest post at EatingRules. For the month of October, EatingRules has challenged us to eat only […]

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