Adapting to a New Kitchen

New home, new kitchen, new blog design. We’ve been in our new home for a little over two weeks. At first we camped out while waiting for our worldly possessions to be delivered. The kitchen felt so empty without my cooking gear and dinnerware, but of course it wasn’t empty—the appliances, counter tops, and cabinets… 

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Favorite Cold Remedies

There’s no escaping bugs when you have two little boys in preschool. They bring home an amazing assortment of bacteria and viruses, some of which leave them feeling awful for days or even weeks on end. I usually manage to avoid catching their miseries, but this week it’s my turn. We’ve been working overtime prepping… 

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Layered Bean Dip and a Tribute to Fundraiser Cookbooks

I have a relatively small collection of fundraiser cookbooks. One is from my grandmother’s church, two are from hospital auxiliary groups, two are from elementary schools, two are from overseas women’s groups, and one is from a law firm that donated the proceeds to charity. I would really like to have more fundraiser cookbooks, because… 

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My Top Ten Culinary Flops (So Far)

You know what I’m talking about. We plan like crazy for a nice meal, then something is either forgotten, burned, dropped, broken, or grossly undercooked, and usually at the last minute when you have no time to plan for an alternative. Believe me, I’ve done my fair share! Good thing I’m not a professional chef…. 

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