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Ways to Keep You Sane and Well Fed During the Blizzard (or any other times you are housebound)

If the forecasters are right, we here in the Washington, DC area are about to get socked with a blizzard that is expected to leave 2 feet of snow in its wake. This will likely shut things down around here in a big way for at least a day (probably more knowing this crazy city)….

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Cooking Projects for When You’re Homebound

As you have very likely heard, the East Coast is bracing for a weekend full of rain (if not a hurricane), which means many of us will be stuck indoors quite a bit in the coming days. I’m not going to lie, weather events like this and snow days (which hopefully we won’t get too…

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Recipes That Help Me Survive the Busy Weeks

My sons and I got back from being away for almost a month this past weekend and jumped right back into busy life (plus the boys don’t start school until next week, so I’ve had them around a bunch). Which has meant that this week has been one of those weeks where your main priority…

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4 Actually Realistic Lunch-Packing Tips

This is the time of year when back-to-school tips and tricks are everywhere. We are bombarded with beautiful pictures of backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies, organized desks, freezers full of already prepared lunch foods, and the list goes on and on. It is enough to make anyone feel like a complete slacker. And while I…

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Slow Cooker Spring Vegetable Minestrone

Now that the weather is getting warmer and the days longer, getting around to making dinner is getting tougher and tougher. The pull to stay outside, to be out and about is just so strong. So I have been making a lot of dinners that can either be cooked very quickly, 5-20 minutes, on the…

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Spinach Pesto and the Power of Preparing Foods in New Ways

I am currently co-teaching a cooking class to a group of 6-9 year olds. Our goals have been helping all of the kids to gain confidence in the kitchen, introducing them to new healthy foods, and exploring new foods and food preparations. Over the course of the past weeks we have been working with them…