Is it REALLY August?

Is it REALLY August?

I can’t believe it’s the middle of August already.  I can’t believe school starts in three weeks and I’ll have to endure the torture of waking up a 10 year old every morning. I had no idea fifth grade boys were so concerned about their hair.  And here I thought I’d be spared the mountains of hair products in the…

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Cabernet Chocolate Bundt Cake

Cabernet Chocolate Bundt Cake

Did you ever want to give someone a gift because they did something nice for you? Maybe 1) they helped you shovel ridiculous amounts of snow or 2) they watched your kid so you could have a girls night out when your regular sitter came down with a (legit) 104° temp or 3) they did something outrageously thoughtful and a simple…

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or The Way to a(n Old Fashioned) Man’s Heart

Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or The Way to a(n Old Fashioned) Man’s Heart

There are some weeks when I go shopping and all I throw in my cart is junk.  I grab lots of cheeses (soft, creamy brie is a favorite) and crackers (wheat crackers are good for me!), ice cream (It’s for The Boy! Riiight.), some Fritos (Scoops are nice, and so salty that your lips hurt after you eat them), Nathan’s…

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Quesadilla

Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Quesadilla

Thomas said he does NOT want to participate in the Geography Bee at school tomorrow.  They took a preliminary test and he got 30 out of 35 correct, however… he only knew ONE of those answers for sure.  The rest were guesses. One that he guessed correctly?  Where is the Klondike? He guessed Alaska.  Why?  Because Klondike bars are ice…

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A Sweet Gift: Cranberry Almond Biscotti

A Sweet Gift: Cranberry Almond Biscotti

It’s that time of year when you hear bakers and non-bakers alike mutter that famous line: I gotta make my Christmas cookies! I am not one of those people. I make a truckload of cookies the week before Thanksgiving for our annual Open House at the Farm and once that weekend is over, I’m so sugared-out that I cannot even…

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