Honey Banana Bread – Turn Trash into Treasure for your Honey

It makes me sick to think of all the food I’ve thrown away recently as I try to get my toddler more excited about food: Half of a piece of toast with crunchy peanut butter, one chicken meatball, a handful of green beans, two Brussels sprouts, and three mandarin oranges just in the last two…

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Chocolate Cherry Valentine’s Cake – Too Good to Share with your Valentine

I made this Valentine’s Day cake to share with people that I love. My husband had a piece (he doesn’t have a sweet tooth), a friend had a piece (he was only visiting for a few hours), and my toddler had two mini pieces (he ate all of his dinner two days in a row!). But…

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Sour Cream and Chive Rolls – The Scent is Worth a Thousand Words

Whenever I smell chlorine, I am transported back to swimming lessons at the YMCA. I feel the anxiety that I felt in the locker room on my way to the pool, terrified I might catch a glimpse of one of those people who don’t care for privacy, or slip in the weirdly warm water that…

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“Depression Cocoa” Will Ironically Make You Smile

Depression Cocoa is a recipe I’ve been very excited to make and write about, and with temperatures dropping into the 20’s here in SC, the timing is right. This is the hot cocoa that our family grew up drinking. One whiff of it on my stove takes me back to being home on a snow…

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Cranberry Pineapple Salad- The Throwback is Back

Thursday is trash day here in Natick, MA. So on Wednesday’s I go through the fridge and get rid of anything that looks gelatinous, has congealed, or has anything to do with mold.  And occasionally, my Tupperware even gets tossed. It can be a very disgusting evening. I’m about to give you one of Granny’s…

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