Loaded Tostadas

Black bean tostadas assemble quickly and taste great for a light lunch or meatless meal, but for a hearty spring or summer supper we like to load 'em up! A fun, filling alternative to the wimpy taco, this meal has the makings of a do-it-yourself … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of 4/20

So, that's what it feels like to stay up all night and sleep until noon.   I had forgotten!  Lance and I helped sponsor prom in Tiny Town Saturday night.  We surrendered to our weariness at 4:30 this morning.  Thankfully, the kids were with my … [Keep reading…]

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FTF: Quiet Morning Moment

This morning I was standing at the stove cooking breakfast, still in a bit of a morning stupor, when Lance leaned in.  "She's reading to them," he whispered with a smile. So I turned around and the fog cleared.  I inhaled the sight, sound, and … [Keep reading…]

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Save ‘Till It Hurts

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My parents give pretty practical advice.  Funny how long it took me to realize that in some areas *ahem*, but still... there is one phrase my mom used to utter that has been our saving grace financially. "Save 'Till it Hurts" I may have balked at … [Keep reading…]

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A Whole Lot of Baking Going On

While I can't claim it all for myself, there's a whole lot of baking going on in cyberville.  At 38 weeks pregnant, Crystal's been doing some nesting in her kitchen and invited us all (pregnant or not!) to join her. As for me, I baked and sliced … [Keep reading…]

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Angel Food Cookies

Tender, light, and delicate describes these yummy cookies that are a blast from my past.  Mom made them best, but mom also used Crisco. ;-) Make them little for a sweet and dainty addition to a spring tea party or shower. Angel Food … [Keep reading…]

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Look Mom, No (Training) Wheels

Bribed Told a little Someone at 10:00 Saturday morning that she'd get a new bike for her birthday if she'd ditch the training wheels. As of 10:15 Saturday morning, look's like Someone's Parents need to do some shopping... More Wordless … [Keep reading…]

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No Rise Pizza Crust

Homemade pizza is a favorite around here, but I sometimes struggle with the timing of it all.  I either want to make my supper in the morning and pop it in the oven right before we eat, or start (and finish!) cooking an hour before supper.  Until I … [Keep reading…]

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A Full-Price Easter

Easter is cheaper here, boasted the sales ad that caught my eye before a quick trip through the giant retailer last week. Normally you can count me in for cheaper. I'm in the zone when bargain hunting.  I'll take the discounted produce, the … [Keep reading…]

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