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How-To Feed Two Families With One Chicken (and have some leftovers)

The other day I decided to cook a broiler as I’m trying to eat down the store of food in the freezer! A friend of mine had had a weekend of sick children so I thought I’d stretch that bird … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Preschoolers and Kindergartners Can Cook!

  Recently my most avid kitchen helpers have been the toddler and the five year old. Partly this is a matter of interest and partly it is a result of the bigger two consistently having either chores or schoolwork to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Toddlers In The Kitchen

One of the reasons that Buggle and Mouse are as comfortable in the kitchen as they are is that they’ve been in the kitchen with us from the time they were tiny! Some of that is the function of the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: The Toddler Made Lunch!

Jack loves to cook! His toy kitchen is in the corner of the big kitchen and when I’m cooking he orbits between a stool by the counter where he can watch and help and making “coffee” and other treats for … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Chili and Brown Rice by Buggle

  Buggle has been a kitchen helper since he was big enough to sit in his highchair and peel garlic for me. Since he’s also a good reader and methodical by nature I decided to write instructions for his first … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Glop by Mouse

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:5]     One of the things I really want to make a regular part of our lifestyle/homeschooling is teaching the children skills they will use all their lives.  I want them to be capable but I also want them … Continue reading

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Indian Style Wedding Lentils (Gluten Free Dairy Free)

This recipe was invented on the eve of our wedding (after the rehearsal dinner) when we realized in a panic that there was nothing for the vegetarians and vegans to eat except oranges and bread! S rummaged in his pantry … Continue reading

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The Plan For The Week

I mentioned on FB this morning that I needed to sit down and make a plan and a list for the week. Someone said they’d like to see it and I thought “why not?”, just as easy to do it … Continue reading

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Potato Casserole and New Peas (Gluten, Dairy, and Corn Free)

Mondays are supposed to be meatless around here but I couldn’t resist adding a little bacon to this recipe. There were no leftovers.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1] Since the peas have finally started producing we had new peas (mostly snow peas) as a side … Continue reading

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Too Lovely For Indoors

We played hooky a bunch this week. The weather finally got warm enough to be really nice (and then in typical Virginia fashion got hot and humid!). The children played and played. We went to a church softball game, had … Continue reading

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