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Treats at School

After I wrote this year’s Halloween mantras — “The Post About the Treats” — I got a pretty nice response from several people who said that the philosophy J. and I adhere to these days, as far as all that … Continue reading

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The Post About the Treats

Every year around this time, as people’s thoughts turn to Halloween, I see a lot of questions floating around the internet.  What should we do about the candy?  Do we let our kids have candy?  Why can’t Halloween be done … 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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Thanksgiving Cookies

What’s this?  Thanksgiving cookies?  No, no, no.  Thanksgiving isn’t about cookies, you say.  It’s about pies.  And lots of ’em. I agree.  Thanksgiving, in strictly traditional, American terms, is dedicated to the pursuit of turkey, stuffing, and as many varieties … Continue reading

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How Sunday Chicken Saves the Day

You probably realize, if you read this blog regularly, that I am a big fan of my Sunday Roast Chicken. In fact, my respect for this particular menu item is at the level of Why-Don’t-You-Just-Kiss-It-And-Marry-It-Already.  I already make sure it … Continue reading

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Sooner or Later, it’s All About Money

I was going to write about something totally different today, but when I went to moderate the Comments board this morning there was an excellent question from reader Nina that got my wheels turning in a whole different direction.  Nina … Continue reading

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When Life Hands You Cider, Make Chicken Tenders

I must confess: I screwed up with the lunch thing this week.  Truly, monumentally screwed it up. It’s not that I screwed up in the sense that my kids haven’t had decent lunches.  They’ve been okay.  But I screwed up … Continue reading

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Just Let Me Hide These Peanut M&Ms…

After a brief hiatus from the topic of “how others perceive the way the Red, Round or Green family eats,” I’m back on track today.  I said I’d talk at some point about how people outside of our extended families … Continue reading

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Do I Smell Pudding, or Is That a Whiff of Desperation?

Some of you faithful readers may recall that I’ve mentioned my choral rehearsals, which happen on Tuesday nights.  Yes, I work full-time, have two kids, and sing with a pretty serious choral group, among other things.  Yes, I’m insane.  But … Continue reading

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Reflections on Food Roots and National School Lunch Week

I haven’t posted in a few days, I know — I sort of “unplugged” over the long weekend to enjoy some wonderful, exhausting, and practically mandatory Fall activities with J. and the boys.  Between picking apples and pumpkins, visiting with … Continue reading

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