Food

  • Wordless Wednesday: I’m Getting Spoiled By My Hubby’s New Work Schedule
  • Wordless Wednesday: Comfort

    Wordless Wednesday: Comfort

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  • Chocolate Whole-Wheat Waffles

    Chocolate Whole-Wheat Waffles

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    One of the less realized impacts of Chris’ crazy schedule back in Wyoming was that we had moved away from cooking and eating big breakfasts together as a family. Β Since we never had dinner together on Nantucket, we had developed a giant family breakfast tradition every morning before we walked him to work. Β That tradition…

  • End of the SNAP Challenge

    End of the SNAP Challenge

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    I’m catching up with my end of the year work and realized I never wrote a final post for our Food Stamps Challenge.  It also just so happens that today we were in the newspaper; the Gillette News Record ran a story about our challenge, along with some pictures of Chris cooking (taken by Daniel Brenner). …

  • SNAP Challenge Week 1

    SNAP Challenge Week 1

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    The first week of our SNAP Challenge went well. Β We only spent $87.89 at the grocery store and actually have quite a few things leftover so I am going to try to delay shopping until Friday. Β You can see what we bought and what the price breakdown was on this spreadsheet; I will be updating…

  • The SNAP/Food Stamps Challenge

    The SNAP/Food Stamps Challenge

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    We are, understandably, budgeting a little tighter this month and one of the first things we decided to reign in is our grocery bill.  To be honest, we haven’t been doing much food budgeting since we moved here at the end of February (despite all those years of keeping on top of every last penny…

  • Chris’ Birthday Cake + Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

    Chris’ Birthday Cake + Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

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    Today is Chris’ birthday.  When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, he said he wanted a salad.  So this is what we made him… Salad cake! Happy birthday to my wonderful, kind, and loving husband who puts up with my attempts at cooking! This is the first time I have ever used…

  • Buttermilk Biscuits + Our Lovely New Kitchen

    Buttermilk Biscuits + Our Lovely New Kitchen

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    I am in love with our new kitchen. It’s light and bright.  It’s big and spacious.  It’s the first kitchen we have ever had that actually fits every one of our appliances, kitchen tools and cooking utensils, with room to spare.  It has double ovens, just waiting for Chris to fill with all sorts of…

  • Red, White, and Blue Double Strawberry Shortcakes

    Red, White, and Blue Double Strawberry Shortcakes

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    We are out having lots of Fourth of July fun, (here’s a sneak peek) but I thought I might actually plan ahead and have a blog post appear anyway.  (Imagine that!)  This delicious little cupcake is what the big people in our family ate to celebrate Miss Zara being halfway to one (almost).  We jumped…

  • Why I Am Waiting to Start Giving My Baby Solid Food

    Why I Am Waiting to Start Giving My Baby Solid Food

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    In a national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and released last April, 40 percent of parents surveyed said they gave their baby solid food before they were 4 months old, with 9 percent starting as early as 4 weeks. Doctors recommend breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for babies for…

  • Blueberry Lemon Cream Pie

    Blueberry Lemon Cream Pie

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    Today was the first full day Chris had off in months.  We slept in, ate pancakes at 10:30, then met the inspector at our almost new house (all’s well on that front), and spent a bunch of time together as a family.  Chris got lots of lazy, put-up-his-feet time on the couch to make up…

  • Eating Local in Wyoming

    Eating Local in Wyoming

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    One of the first things I looked up about our new community prior to leaving Nantucket was information on the food scene.  Eating sustainable foods, gown locally and in season are very important to us because we believe that is on of the best ways we can remain healthy, minimize our impact on the planet,…