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Archive | May, 2011

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Kitchen Sink Foods

Heading out on a long vacation? Moving? Or is it just time to clean out the refrigerator?  No matter what the reason, there are days when you need to use up the food in the fridge, and re-heating those leftovers just doesn’t sound appealing.  Can food be made just as appetizing – or even more so – the […]

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Amazing Mushrooms

When we first saw these grow-your-own mushroom kits from Back to the Roots at Camp Blogaway, our initial reaction was, “No way.” You can’t grow mushrooms out of a box with coffee grounds. Er…can you? The answer is, apparently, yes you can. Ten days after we got our mushroom box started, we had an enormous […]

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Snacks are a SNAP

Try to imagine having as little as $16 per month, or roughly $4 per week to feed your child. That’s an estimate of what you would get per child if you needed to supplement your income through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as the food stamp program). Are we talking about just a small […]

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Weekly News Bites: May 13

It’s spring, the flowers are out, and the farmers’ markets are overflowing with the freshest new produce. If you haven’t been cooking with them already, it’s time to get to know your spring fruits and vegetables. To get started, check out this great primer on spring fruits and veggies from Big Girls, Small Kitchen on […]

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Return of the Snack Cake

Given the childhood obesity epidemic, there’s plenty of debate right now about the role of dessert in kids’ lives. But one problem we have with the central question (Let them eat cake?) is that it assumes that the dessert in question is some ooey-gooey, over-the-top, triple-chocolate-fudge, Oreo-frosted creation. That led us to ask: Whatever happened […]

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Fun Food: Homemade Pretzels

Most of us who have ever eaten a real Philly soft pretzel fresh from the oven would probably agree: There’s nothing quite like it. And then when you find yourself settling for its cheap imitators, you start to wonder, “Why am I even bothering?” In most cases you’re getting nothing more than a load of […]

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