The Big List of Lunch Ideas

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Are you ever stumped on what to make for lunch for your homeschool or preschool kids? Homeschoolers do have the advantage because they can eat healthier mom-approved foods at home, and take more time for lunch if they want; but if Mom is frazzled, not prepared, or at a loss for what to make, it […]

Tex-Mex-Czech and the American Way

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Family reunions bring a lot of people who look vaguely like each other together for a few hours… to eat, to play games, to drink coffee, lemonade and sweet “reunion” tea, to look at photos, to pose for pictures, and in our case this year – to feed a 20 day old bunny exotic game […]

Eating My Way Through BlogHer Food Conference in Austin

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Normally I’m the photographer at conferences. This time, I’ll be eating – and live-blogging – and mic wrangling – and snacking – and watching – and listening – and learning – and eating some more. This blog conference is going to be different… because it’s for FOOD bloggers. WARNING: I apologize to my twitter followers […]

Why You Should – and How You Can – Make Home Made Chicken Broth

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Who doesn’t want to come up with easy ways to save money, be thrifty, eat less preservatives and chemicals, and make foods that taste better? This one single kitchen tip can do all of those things and more. What’s my secret thrifty, tasty tip? Making your own chicken broth! {Hey, you cheated, you looked at […]

Monthly Menu Plan

Remember the challenge to eat at home? Well here’s a back-to-school stab at it… School is gearing up and I don’t want to get caught without a plan. Even before we had a baby in the house, it was tough to spend 100% on school and still keep the house in order and dinner on […]

Menu Plan Monday: Beginnings

So it has been a while since I’ve been really active in this blog. Pregnancy and bed rest usually cut in to a girl’s kitchen-time. Getting casseroles brought over by friends during your postpartum days is enough to spoil you away from the kitchen for quite some time, too. We got in the habit of […]