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bakingdiningentertainingkidsrecipesValentine's Day

It’s Valentines Day tomorrow and we have a special tradition in our fairly new family and that is to celebrate the day as a family. To cut a long story short – my husband and I also have another anniversary in early March, so rather than having two almost back-to-back celebrations we only celebrate

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eggplant moussaka
diningrecipes

I recently re-connected with my old friend Roberta, I was happy (but not surprised) to see she was running the Sydney Seafood School (in Sydney, Australia) and deeply entrenched in the food industry with two books under her belt and a host of other achievements. Back in the day, Roberta

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Sliders
diningentertainingfrom scratchrecipes

I could call these Big Game Sliders but the last time I made them was my daughters 5th birthday, which was as loud and as rowdy as any big game gathering I have been to. And talking about the ‘Big Game’, I was at the gym a week ago and

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vegan jalapeno poppers
bakingdiningentertainingholiday

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday and I hope your team wins, because mine sure didn’t even make it close.  I consider Super Bowl a holiday in its own right as it brings friends and family together for one common goal (and a lot of good food).  Need some additions

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Sage Spoonfuls
booksfeedingfrom scratchhandmadeinfantkids

I’m noticing this trend in all aspects of my life, which is the over-engineering of things. I’ve noticed that a lot of the baby food recipe books are completely over done. I think it’s wonderful for the parents who have time to make a 5 course puree meal for their

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Apple Tarte Tatin
bakingentertainingrecipes

A tarte tatin is one of those recipes that always seems to be far more complicated than it really is – when in actual fact, after you have made it once you will be wondering why it hasn’t been on your ‘lets bake this ALL the time’ list for every

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double chocolate brownies
bakingentertainingrecipes

This is Mr Man’s favourite brownie recipe and it has taken me a while to post because I felt like it needed perfection. That has taken a while and ironically enough it was only when I ran out of a few ingredients and substituted others that finally made it ‘perfect’.

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diningentertainingwinter

I miss the snow! After four Chicago Winters and a White Christmas (and then some) in New York last year I am now feeling a little tetchy and wondering when I am going to make my next snow angel – call me crazy but snow has been a staple in my

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all naturalfrom scratchkitchen

It seems like just yesterday, I was able to eat whatever I wanted. Yep, that means cake, donuts, potato chips–highly processed and sugary foods. It’s amazing how invincible we are during our teens and early 20’s. The ironic thing is that almost all of my close friends have discovered over

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from scratch

Condiments are a must have for any family, ketchup being a major player.  My daughter loves to drench her nuggets and burgers of all kinds in the famous red sauce.  While on my continuous pursuit of removing everything pre-prepared, ketchup was one of the first stops.  It takes a little

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