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Perfect playground treat: Chocolate peanut butter oat bars

Perfect playground treat: Chocolate peanut butter oat bars

Spring is upon us, which means that in our household, we are in constant need of easy, hand-held treats that I can throw in a tin and bring to the playground. I’ve sworn off singly-wrapped snacks to avoid the waste; this makes that Costco membership […]

Meal plan: week of March 18, 2019

Meal plan: week of March 18, 2019

Spring has sprung in Seattle and my goodness it makes everything better. Sun, blue skies, the mountains popping, the flowers bursting. This morning, the kids and I walked all over our neighborhood, stopping for pretzel rolls at our favorite bakery and macarons at the farmer’s […]

Meal plan: week of March 11, 2019

Meal plan: week of March 11, 2019

Oh my goodness my sourdough starter has been killing it over the last couple of weeks. I’ve made a few tweaks to my approach, and she is turning out the most gorgeous and satisfyingly delicious bread that I’ve ever made. Look at these beauties. Also, […]

Because everyone should have a cookie recipe in their back pocket: Vacation cookies

Because everyone should have a cookie recipe in their back pocket: Vacation cookies

Seattle lost its’ collective mind over the last month or so. It snowed, and we lost two full weeks of normalcy. It didn’t snow a lot – probably less than a foot total over the two weeks – and I KNOW, I grew up in […]

Meal plan: week of March 4, 2019

Meal plan: week of March 4, 2019

I have a rule, wherein I am not allowed to buy any cookbook until I have checked it out of the library and actually used it for a few weeks. If I find after a couple of weeks I’m happy to return it, I don’t […]

Meal plan: week of February 4, 2019

Meal plan: week of February 4, 2019

I started last week with a seven-year-old, and kick off this one with an eight-year-old. How’d I get so lucky and where did the time go? Monday. I’m going to make a pot of gigante beans to add to my lunches this week, and I […]

Meal plan: week of January 21, 2019

Meal plan: week of January 21, 2019

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr. I’ll just leave that here, because I’m not sure there’s much to be added to such a poignant, relevant, and truthful statement. I hope your Martin Luther King […]

Using your starter: no-roll sourdough pie crust + a quiche formula for an easy make-ahead dinner

Using your starter: no-roll sourdough pie crust + a quiche formula for an easy make-ahead dinner

We’re in the midst of Viadoom over here in Seattle – a.k.a. Viapocalypse, a.k.a. Vimageddon, a.k.a. the Seattle Squeeze. There are probably other dreadful names for it, but, basically, one of the major routes through the city, a two-level raised highway called the Viaduct, is […]

Meal plan: week of January 14, 2019 (what?!)

Meal plan: week of January 14, 2019 (what?!)

When you’ve had a fully delightful grandparental invasion that lasts for an entire joy-filled month, let me just tell you that the letdown when everybody goes is real and dire. The kids are all, “YOU AGAIN, MAMA?!? Where are my constant sources of entertainment and […]

Cinnamon oatmeal cookie bars: sorta kinda like Clif Z-bars

Cinnamon oatmeal cookie bars: sorta kinda like Clif Z-bars

My kids eat a lot of Clif Z-bars when we are out adventuring – biking, hiking, skiing. Also other strenuous activities like walking to school for pick-up. Or swinging at the playground. I have a lot of guilt about all those wrappers – they can’t […]