Back to the basics: menu planning

It’s Monday morning, the start of a new week. I’m not a fan of them either, but I choose to look at Mondays as the day that sets the mood for the rest of the week. When I wake up to a relatively straightened-up home with a penciled-in sketch of a game plan for the (read more…)

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Crisp or crumble? Baked summer desserts defined

Photo by Jen Yu It’s not yet July and my dessert track record for the past month has been something like this: cobbler, crisp, crisp, fresh fruit cake, cobbler, and crumble. There’s no question that as soon as the seasonal fresh fruit of summer arrives at the market, I’m waiting to pounce on it and (read more…)

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Celebrate Spring with two seasonal tarts

All photos are by Aimee. Ah, spring… After a long winter of eating potatoes, squash and carrots, she welcomes us with a tantalizing array of fresh new produce: bright green asparagus, cheery red radishes and seductive, oh-so-sweet strawberries. Why does this bounty taste so good right about now? Because this is exactly when God intended (read more…)

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A monthly menu plan for the Spring

Photo by Alyson Hurt It’s been several months since I wrote about menu planning; mostly, because I haven’t menu planned in awhile. With all our traveling in the States, it’s only been this past week that we’ve had some semblance of a normal life since mid-October. But we’re all itching for some well-planned meals around (read more…)

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6 ways to thrive in the kitchen with the kids

All photos are by Aimee. I‘m sure I’m not the first mother to discover that children aren’t always happy playing on their own while mama does the cooking; usually they want to be right where the action is. Yep, right under your feet. The good news is that by welcoming the little ones into the (read more…)

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