Breakfast

Saturday Fun and Chris’ Scrambled Eggs

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Until very recently, I dreaded the weekends.  For two years, Chris had to work full days every Saturday after long five-day work weeks.  That meant we had one day together as a family, and it was so rushed and jam-packed that we had no real opportunity to enjoy it.  The weekends were more work than [...]


Nutella & Strawberry French Toast Sandwiches

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As I’ve written about before, our favorite breakfast seems to be some sort of smoothie.  I can load the blender up with a creative array of fruits and vegetables, and we all very happily enjoy a very healthy start to our day.  Unfortunately, the glass jar to our blender broke, and while I try to [...]


Special Time With My Special Little Man + Zucchini-Banana Bread

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This morning Mack was the first person in our house to wake up. At 6:09 am. Sigh. However, I quickly realized that I should seize his early rise as an opportunity to spend some special time with him.  The other night Evie stayed up late and I really treasured that time with her; Mack getting [...]


Breakfast for a Homemade Father

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There are so many reasons why I love my husband.  Like all good men, he is a hard worker and a devoted family man.  I also love him for more trivial reasons: he is really tall, he mixes excellent cocktails, he is devastatingly handsome, he lets me watch Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of …” with [...]


Sunday Morning

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I really treasure Sundays.  My husband has to work on Saturdays, so Sunday is our only day together as a family.  I usually get up early with the kids while Chris snoozes in.  We play toys, read a few books and prepare breakfast.  Its a nice way to start what is always a nice day. [...]


Sweet Potato Pancake with Wilted Spinach and Egg

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I am always trying to come up with recipes that use the standard ingredients I always keep in the house.  Keeping a stash of regular and reliable items in the pantry and fridge ensure that a healthy, simple and economical meal is never far off. For lunch yesterday I came up with a delicious meal [...]


Chocolate-Banana-Spinach Smoothie

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Most mornings the kids and I start the day with a blueberry-spinach smoothie.  We all love it and it is super healthy, but sometimes I feel like changing the routine a bit.  When we’re not in the mood for homemade pancakes or steel cut oatmeal, I will try a new smoothie recipe.  Yesterday I decided [...]


Homemade Cherry Muffins

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Yesterday while Mack napped and Chris worked on his computer, Evie and I ran some errands around our neighborhood.  One of the best things about living in the middle of a big city is that everything we could possibly need is within a 10 minute walk of our home.  Evie and I picked up some [...]


Valentine’s Day Pancakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day! To start this lovely day off right, I made a batch of homemade pancakes.  To the batter I added mashed fresh raspberries and red-&-pink M&Ms, and I topped them off with homemade yogurt and pure maple syrup. Making pancakes from scratch doesn’t take much more time than a box mix, and homemade [...]


Homemade Sour Cream Biscuits

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The morning after Chris and I returned from our week-long trip abroad, I was faced with a bit of a problem: what to make for breakfast.  Because we had no time (or energy!) for grocery shopping the day of our return, and because we left the house with minimal food, I had to cobble together [...]


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