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Two Summery Desserts with Peaches

It’s summer! Peach season! I grew up with peach trees in the backyard and my mom cutting out all the bug and worm eaten bits and sprinkling them with sugar. Here in Massachusetts we mostly get our peaches from the grocery store. Occasionally the farmer’s market has some. But no matter how much we love […]

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Chocolate Stout Sourdough Rye Loaf

That’s a really long name for a bread recipe, but really what was delightful about this bread was all those flavors magically coming together: the sweet bitter of the chocolate stout, the sourdough flavor and chew, and then that lovely nutty rye note. I’ve been experimenting with sourdough again– isn’t everyone? This isn’t a true […]

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Almond Flour Lemon Muffins

Almond Flour Lemon Muffins Makes 24 muffins 
 Ingredients 360 g almond flour (sometimes I substitute up to 1/4 cup of coconut flour) 192 g tapioca starch (I’ve also substituted potato starch for some of the tapioca)* 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder (I use homemade corn-free baking powder) 1 tsp kosher […]

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Beet and Carrot Curry

Dom and the boys went to a cub scout cooking event on Friday. They went with ingredients to make stew and inexplicably came back with a five pound bag of carrots. So today I made carrot cake and a carrot and beet curry. Ingredients 1 onion, diced 4 medium sized beets, chopped into 1 inch […]

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Best Stuffed Shells

You know you’ve done something right when your Sicilian father-in-law compliments you not once or twice, but three or four times, on your stuffed shells. Dom and I both thought this batch of sauce was the best I’ve made yet; but having his dad’s confirmation that it was good… that was golden. I cook sauce […]

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Super Moist Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

I have a new favorite cake. I made it today for Anthony’s birthday. It might be the best cake I’ve ever made. Not too sweet, very moist, very flavorful. And the frosting doesn’t overwhelm the cake. Super Moist Chocolate Almond Cake Ingredients 1 cup cake flour 1 cup almond flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 […]

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Spicy Butternut Squash Bisque

Spicy butternut bisque We bought a gigantic butternut squash at the winter farmer’s market last weekend. And we had leftovers which everyone was tired of. They still made up about as much as a normal size squash. So I had a hankering for a spicy butternut squash bisque. 

I made up this recipe, after looking […]

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How do you manage lunch?

A challenge to homeschoolers from Erin of Bearing Blog: How do you do lunch on school days? I’m rather interested in the answer, too; so I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring. 

 If I could poll a hundred homeschooling families and get a detailed answer out of all of them, I think […]

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