Classics: Chicken Noodle Casserole

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Listen. I get it. I hear what you’re saying out there. About how this recipe is made mostly of canned condensed soup. About how all of the ingredients are mass-produced, pre-processed chemical marvels of modern science. About how the chicken is BOILED, for crying out loud. People are, quite simply, Not Cooking This Way Anymore,… 

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Every year without fail, our lives look entirely different than they did the year before. At this time 12 months ago I was flying across the country with a wild-haired, newly-minted 3-year-old who was mostly amenable though always hungry and unpredictable. If a stranger complimented her curls she was liable to shout “No!”, or worse, “Dutch!” and… 

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Cheese Cracker Chicken Fingers

Spicy Cheez-It Chicken Fingers

I love taking Violet to preschool. I love holding her small hand and crunching through leaves, opening the wooden gate, past the toddlers in their sandbox, climbing the stairs up to her classroom, which is like a treehouse filled with comfy toys, books, and art. I feel a great sense of peace, which I didn’t… 

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How to Make and Preserve Strawberry Jam

How to Make and Preserve Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season is barely a month long. One day the plants are covered in delicate, white flowers, and the next you’re drowning in ripe, ruby red berries. It’s an excellent problem to have. We have a really small strawberry patch. It’s only two rows, each about 50 feet long. We grow only one variety, called… 

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8 Rhubarb Recipes You Need to Try Now

8 Rhubarb Recipes You Need to Try Now

If Rhubarb were worth its weight in gold, I would be rich. Filthy, stinking rich. The kind of rich that leads to having six or seven Pomeranians, all with French names that prance around in matching Armani bow ties. In my scenario, the dogs would probably all be mutts, with names like Rico and Cujo…. 

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Baked Cinnamon and Cardamom Apple Chips

Baked Cinnamon and Cardamom Apple Chips

At some point, I turned my back on eating whole foods and fell into the loving arms of individually packaged baked goods and chemical laden, processed foods. I can’t say that I fought the process. I was a willing participant, drooling at the mere mention of pub cheese. The truth is, processed foods are amazing…. 

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