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“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Lillian: She wanted to cook like Mama (and like Pioneer …

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Without a microwave

We have been without a microwave since last August. One day I was heating up diced zucchini on a paper towel and BOOM …

sesamecaramelbrownies

Recipe: Sesame Caramel Brownies

Sesame Caramel Brownies Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter PLUS 2 tablespoons …

cupcakes

Recipe: Vanilla Birthday Cupcakes

Vanilla Birthday Cupcakes Ingredients: 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups …

butter mint ice cream cone

Recipe: Butter Mint Ice Cream

Butter Mint Ice Cream   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups heavy cream 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 …

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A little harvest

I had planted carrot seeds so long ago. I can’t even remember if it was before I was pregnant, or maybe while …

caribbean colada smoothie

Recipe: Caribbean Colada Smoothie

CARIBBEAN COLADA SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS: ¾ cup frozen mango or peach slices (We’ve used the peaches so far) 1 medium banana, frozen and …

zucchini bread

Recipe: Zucchini Bread

ZUCCHINI BREAD INGREDIENTS: 3 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups white sugar 2 cups grated zucchini (about 3/4 of one zucchini) …

chicken salad wrap

Recipe: Chicken Salad Wraps

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (canned chicken is fast and easy if you don’t have cooked chicken breasts on hand) 3 …

pork roast lemon honey apricot

Recipe: Honey-Apricot Glazed Pork Roast

Honey-Apricot Glazed Pork Roast Ingredients: 1 cup apricot preserves  (peach preserves would be great too) 4 tablespoons honey 5 tablespoons lemon juice 1 …