Power Juicy Jigglers

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My kids ate so many sweets over the holidays that I really thought maybe they’d be tired out on them. No way, Jose! Not even close. So back into the file I keep on (relatively) healthy snacks. I suppose everyone has their own idea of what constitutes healthy eating, so just for the record let…

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Homemade Seed Crackers

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Sooooo… Did I mention that we had more than 30 people in our home to celebrate Ty’s birthday? (A.K.A. New Year’s Eve.  Such a helpful and cooperative baby… He was our little tax deduction.)  And did I mention that with the notable exceptions of the rocking hummus my sister made and the fudge from my friend…

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This is for my Dad.

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My wild and crazy crew was lucky enough to be visited by my Dad-and-Val (my counterpart here at Foodie With Family) over the holidays.  After five days of relief for me (“Hey!  Why don’t you go share that stream-of-consciousness story idea you’re developing with Grandma?  She LOVES to read!”  and “Papa is outside walking the…

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Warm Quinoa Pilaf

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Contrary to what you might assume from the recent lack of posting, we have not dropped from the face of the Earth.  I have merely been draped over the couch in my jammies with stacks of books, knitting needles and yarn, empty cookie plates and dirty dishes piling up around me.    I have spent the last…

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A little Christmas story…

Every year we read this essay at Christmas time and it makes us immeasurably happy.  We wanted to share the joy and hilarity with you… With Christmas love, Rebecca and Val.   TRADITION A Trapp Family Christmas Shouldn’t this year be more spiritual? Good luck! by: ALOÏSE BUCKLEY HEATH   One of the reasons — I say one of…

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Never-ending Vanilla Sugar: Foodie Gift #17

A jar of vanilla sugar is one of the most underrated and sublime items to keep in your pantry.  A sprinkle on top of cookies or muffins, or in coffee or tea takes something that’s already good and transforms it into something amazing.  If you’re wondering how to procure this ambrosia I have a couple pieces…

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Provençal Fish en Cocotte with Garlicky Tomato Sauce

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My Dad called me up the other day and gave me a piece of his mind.  “Where are the healthy recipes for folks with dietary restrictions like me?  Your stuff looks great, but there’s a lot there I can’t eat.  People need healthier recipes, too.”   “Sure, Dad,” said I.  I offered to get to it…

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Why I do what I do…

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I had someone ask me an interesting question today in church.  It’s not something that is foreign to me.  In fact, I get asked this question nearly every time I haul all five boys through the grocery store or to the library, doctor’s office, bank, post office, etc…  “Five boys?  Are you going to try…

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