Category Archives: Slow cooker

Green Food

Green Food.  It’s a term that can strike terror into the hearts of parents everywhere; a color which, when on the plates of small children, appears to inspire loathing like no other color in the rainbow.  Green food doesn’t tend … Continue reading

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Behind the Proverbial Eight Ball Already???

Yikes.  Mondays. OK, more accurately: Yikes, today, which happens to be a Monday, and which fully lived up to the harried and vaguely menacing reputation of all Mondays.  Not in every way; it was actually a fine, if unremarkable, day … Continue reading

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Family Dinner, Take Two: Weeknight Challenges

Yesterday’s post on the relative feat that is family dinner seems to have started a larger discussion (hooray!  Nothing a blogger likes better than discussion); both on the comments board and in my inbox, personal Facebook account, etc., people are … Continue reading

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Dairy Free Friends

It’s been the oddest winter in so many ways, with the insane snow and ice here in RI among the least of my concerns.  It seems like everywhere I turn these days, there’s bad news or strange news or just … Continue reading

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February Meal Plan, and a Photo!

For those who are hoping for my now-weekly “Worst Cooks” post and Kids’ Meal Makeover, I apologize — I’ll be writing that post tomorrow, because although today is Monday, it’s also the last day of the month, which means I’ve … Continue reading

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Who Put What in the What Now?

My sister, D., and I have a long-standing joke between us, knocked off from both “The Simpsons” and popular culture at large; whenever something happens in life that baffles us completely, we tend to say “Who put who in the … Continue reading

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Snow Day Provisions

I can’t help but snicker a little bit as I peruse the Facebook and Twitter feeds today; you’d think, from all the dire warnings and “emergency updates,” that the Northeast was expecting an apocalyptic hail of fire and brimstone instead … Continue reading

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Ode to a Slow Cooker

All I can think this morning is: God bless you, Slow Cooker. Seriously.  This weekend would have been food mayhem if it were not for the magical gift to humankind that is the slow cooker.  I’ve had mine for not … Continue reading

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How it All Gets Done

Since I started this blog, the most common question I get from people is: “How in the world do you have time to get everything done?”  I usually sort of feint and parry and demur a bit — I hardly … Continue reading

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Popcorn Peas and Sunday Chicken

I promised yesterday that I’d get back to practical things here on the blog, and that means returning to our mini-series on Old Standards and New Favorites.  It’s good to get back to sanity this morning, because quite frankly, I’m … Continue reading

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