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Kitchen Kids: Bull Makes Pasta Sauce

Since Bull is only seven he’s not quite as adept in the kitchen as the older children. He still loves to cook though, so Tuesday nights have been designated as the time for the little boys to assist with making … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Mouse Cooks Honey Mustard Chicken

  This January when I sat down to do some planning for the next semester I decided that I needed to just schedule some things that I kept aspiring to but never accomplishing! One of these was to have the … Continue reading

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Three Soups…One Ham Bone!

It must be fall. All of a sudden, we are eating soup again, and the oven is doing double duty as a house heater and cooking device (I will confess to having turned on the heat for an hour or … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! Time for Yard Work, and Planning My Trip to Virginia and the HEAV Convention (with a Giveaway)

It’s April and time for me to plan my annual trip to Virginia! I’m so excited to be spending a bit more than two weeks visiting friends and family (including a visit to my sister at Poplar Spring Farm) and … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: The Three Year Old

    He’s three and he loves to “be the kitchen helper” but what can he usefully do?   Quite a bit actually. He saves me a lot of steps! He: Fetches things- most cans have pictures so he can … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Mouse Makes Meatloaf

  One of the things I’ve been working on this fall and winter is having the big kids prepare a complete meal every week or so. They can both read and have been helpers in the kitchen long enough that … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: A Little Prior Planning (and some work)

  The other day I asked Mouse to run several heads of cabbage through the food processor so we could have coleslaw with our sloppy joes at dinner. She was quite happy to do it, excited to learn how to … Continue reading

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Hosting A Soup and Bread Supper: Vegan Tomato Soup And Biscuits

Tomato soup! So warm and wintery and so easy to make from scratch! Start with two small onions and a few cloves of garlic. Chop and sautee in a neutral oil like corn or sunflower. Add a generous amount of … Continue reading

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Hosting A Soup and Bread Supper: Planning

  So here we are. Almost Lent and we’ve been up here a year and I’m thinking it’s time to start having weekly suppers again.  I don’t really want to commit to doing it all the time (we’ll have to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Mouse Makes Grape Nuts (Dairy Free)

We eat a lot of cereal around here. The truth is we just eat a lot and there aren’t even any teenagers in the house yet! Weekday breakfasts are almost always cereal since that means the big two can supervise … Continue reading

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