Raisins + Babies = Horror

Take me to the head mommy blogger. I have a complaint I need to voice.I feel I am owed an apology from the mommy blogger collective for something they failed to tell me. Sure, they told me that the first weeks would be hard. They told me that I should get used to the humbling experience of being essentially topless during the first months of my nursing baby’s life. They told me that I should probably document every single second of my child’s first year because it blows by so quickly. They prepared me for the horror of my child’s first fever....more
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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

These are the oatmeal cookies I ate as a child. Soft and delicious! They are still one of my favorite cookies.See the Recipe!...more

My Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Instead of going to day care growing up, I was blessed to stay with my grandparents during the summers and after school. In that time we had together, they taught me so much. My grandfather taught me what true love and compassion looks like. How a man can be so strong and yet so kind. That a real man carries a pocket knife. How to garden and grow beautiful things. My grandmother set the example in our family to be a strong, educated, successful woman. She patiently taught me how to sew. She taught me to cook and instilled a passion for baking....more

Cumin Scented Chickpeas with Organic Chicken Sausage Alongside Garlic Couscous Peppered with Golden Raisins

My theme this week: Strategies for getting dinner on the table. Here's one of our favorites for its quick simplicity and bursts of hearty flavors. I’m not great at dashing madly around the kitchen for half an hour. Well, I can do it if G’s at work, J’s napping and NPR’s talking on my headphones. I cannot do it when G’s just gotten home, J’s rangy and Barnie‘s taunting that he loves me. Need I say arsenic hour?...more

New Year's Eve Spicy Maple Cashews

Sugar and spice and everything nice… But these cashews (like most girls I know!) have a spunky side that packs a real kick....more

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Apple Raisin Walnut Breakfast "Cookies"

These little gems have become a saving grace staple at our place....more