Autumn Weekend 2011

On Friday we went for a run and picked wild flowers on the walk home. Java joined in the fun. Then Daddy cooked us up some potato and egg skillet lunch while Mommy baked a homemade sweet potato pie. Both were delicious! On Saturday, we got up and started our pumpkin carving. Thalia quickly drew […]

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Thalia somehow got it into her head that she wanted Ice Cream Sandwiches. So last week, we rounded up our flour and sugar and honey, made us some yummy chocolate chip cookies. Then we turned them into… dun da da daaaa! The Ice Cream Sandwich!

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Italian Pasta Salad

You know a meal is going to be good when it starts out like this: But it’s even better when it winds up looking like this: Then again, I love sausage (cue inappropriate AL joke), so this meal wins me over in many ways. I think my favorite part was the homemade Italian dressing, which […]

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Sad Sad Cookies

I’ve got to post my failures as well as my successes, right? Thalia wanted some cookies yesterday as we were driving home from school. I said, sure I’ll make some when we get home. I pulled out an easy kid-friendly recipe to make with her then discovered we were out of baking soda. So I […]

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Bunches of Lunches

I’m playing super-mom this week. I’m making Thalia the best lunches. I also created my own sandwich holder for her. I’m in heavy crafting mode lately. It’s made out of a plastic milk container… see? From 2011-08-16 (by Eye-Fi) Yesterday, I prepared homemade mini-pizzas for her… along with melon jello and strawberry yogurt and blueberries. […]

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NayNay’s Graduation Goodies

Hooray, Renee! We are all so proud of you! But this isn’t a post about how awesome you are and how wonderful your graduation was. This is a post just to show my crafty attempts at making an appetizer and centerpiece… since I like to keep track of my craft endeavors on my site. I’m […]

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Ratatouille

After seeing the movie a hundred times, I finally decided to make Ratatouille. It was a different recipe than in the movie. It included garbanzo beans. Thalia LOVES them. Along with the soup, I made a fresh batch of garlic bread sticks from scratch. I found this recipe at a site called HillbillyHousewife.com and thought […]

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Grilled Peaches

From Whole Living Magazine… Grilled Peaches. You put some olive oil, salt and pepper on them then grill them for several minutes. Then you add some more olive oil and some basil. It’s supposed to go great with prosciutto. They tasted great! But more importantly, they came out beautiful! Thalia loves corn on the cob. […]

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Pico de Gallo

We did our usual grocery shopping this morning. We’ve taken a strong liking to a natural food store in town called Sunflower. They have really good prices and the freshest, yummiest food. Today I decided to make some salsa. I was shocked to discover that it turned out delicious and beautiful. So I had to […]

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Chicken and Dumplings

I’ve been sick the past few days. Not terribly so, but I’m pretty much worthless. Yesterday, however, I was determined to make a nice meal. I’ve been into cooking lately, and we’re taking full advantage of that. I found a recipe last week for Chicken and Dumplings… completely homemade and from scratch. Well, I was […]

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