Archive | April, 2010

How To Can Using Boiling Water by

How To Can Using Boiling Water

Preserving food is a time-honored past time that has become popular again for those families who want to control what goes into the foods and mouths of their families. Here are step-by-step directions on how you can sterilize your Mason jars and how to preserve your favorite foods. Suppplies Needed for Sterilizing Mason Jars: 1 […]

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The Family Garden

The weather has turned the corner and the days are getting longer. You find that you and your kids are spending more and more time outside. Yes, Spring is here! And, if your kids are like mine, they are counting the days/weeks ’til summer vacation. My husband and I are always trying to show our […]

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Orange Cake (Gâteau à l’Orange) by

Orange Cake (Gâteau à l’Orange)

A couple weekends ago I found myself in flurry, baking a new dessert every day. There was the Professor’s birthday cake (Mud Pie), cookies we took to school (Moist & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies), a cake for our school’s Spring Fling and a cake to take to a dinner party. And although I pride myself […]

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Coconut-Jam Thumbprint Cookies Revisited

I cannot believe it, but The Professor is sick AGAIN. This time it’s strep throat. Really? This has not been our year, and my young Professor is catching everything, despite my homemade meals, vitamin packed smoothies and TLC. Of course, he bites his nails all the time, so this might be all his fault! Well, […]

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Daring Cooks: Brunswick Stew

I always enjoy trying new things. That’s one of the reasons I joined the The Daring Cooks: to try recipes that I never would have dreamed of trying! And usually, it’s a complicated recipe, that requires skill and a lot of attention. Luckily, this month was easy, delicious and it didn’t hurt the wallet. The […]

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Spinning Tips

Cycling classes and cycling bikes are a fixture at gyms across the globe. Why? Because millions of people have discovered what a powerful, fun, motivating way this is to lose weight, get in shape and feel great. From minor discomforts to great annoyances, cycling, like all physical activities, comes with growing pains. Before dismissing the […]

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Ina Garten’s Raisin & Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Well, it took almost two weeks to solve my technical problems, but I’m happy to report that, I’M BACK! There’s nothing more frustrating than having your perfectly functioning design software throw a temper tantrum. It reminded me of the times when my babies would cry and I being the young, unexperienced mother freaking out to […]

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Homemade Limoncello

I love Spring, but so far, this has not been MY spring. Between filing taxes, two weeks of sick kids, and my printer dying, I am not a happy camper. I am trying my best not to freak out, but it’s hard. Kids are home this week for Spring Break. At least we are getting out […]

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Getting Ready For Easter?

A funny thing happened to me the other day. A good friend of mine sent me an email with a link showing me how to dye eggs using natural homemade dye baths. I had to laugh, because I did this last year! But, it did make me think that not everyone had the opportunity to […]

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