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Caramelized Onion Tart

On March 1, 2020 By admin

The morning I gave birth to may daughter Grace, I missed a brunch. My good friend Jo brought brunch to me. This tart was included. I was famished. It was perfect.

4 large Bermuda onions, sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, picked
1 1/2 [...]

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Foods Class: Lesson 1: Pancakes

On September 1, 2013 By admin

This week I began teaching a foods class to a local school. During that hour, I had more fun than…oh wait, I had a really fun summer so it hasn’t been that long since I had that much fun.

Our first lesson consisted of a brief introduction (Hi. My name’s Mrs. [...]

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Breakfast: Quinoa Porridge

On October 8, 2012 By admin

This summer my sister-in-law said to me, “I want you to give me cooking lessons.” Don’t worry dear Reader, I laughed. She is a good cook in her own right and didn’t need much from me. After she requested the lessons but before she came to my house, I sneaked away to visit sister-friends in [...]

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Dessert: Fresh Peaches with Syrup

On September 18, 2012 By admin

What can I say? It’s this simple:

Make buttermilk syrup and let it cool in the fridge (can be done even a few days in advance). Recipe below.

Buy peaches at your local farmers’ market.

Wash, peel, and slice peaches.

Drizzle peaches with buttermilk syrup.


Email me because you can’t believe [...]

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The school train is rolling down the tracks. So here is a great post from the past to add to our growing collection of great school morning breakfasts. Enjoy.

Originally published January 29th, 2008

Oatmeal is a perfect food. It is easy to cook. It is easily influenced by other flavors. It is [...]

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Don’t be jealous. Here is this morning’s breakfast:

I started with sautéd onions. While they were sizzling I unloaded the dishwasher. When the onions were just right I added the spinach and let it wilt just a bit.

After that I added the eggs and feta and mixed it [...]

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Breakfast: Heavenly Pancakes

On August 17, 2012 By admin

That’s right. They taste like you are eating a cloud; or at least sitting on a cloud eating a pancake. As the summer winds down and school ramps up, here is a killer pancake recipe.

Heavenly Pancakes
3 cups all purpose flour
7 teaspoons baking powder (yes, you read that right)
2 [...]

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September is a funny month to me, and I’ll tell you why. I feel like it’s another “new year”. In fact, in my life I have three “new years” within one calendar year: January 1st, January 21st, and Whatever Day School Starts. Let me explain.

I am a big fan of resolutions. December 31st usually [...]

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My mid morning snack has now become my morning snack. My favorite smoothie and turned into my favorite breakfast all because I added fresh spinach.

That’s right. Now, my favorite on-the-go-breakfast consists of the following:

1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 (large) frozen banana
4 cups fresh spinach
2 Tblsp baking [...]

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Growing up on a farm, as cliche as this sounds, we had hot breakfasts most mornings. My favorite hot cereal was Ralston, which is hard to find nowadays. Another favorite was and is Cream of Wheat. I introduced Cream of Wheat to my children when they were babies. They love it. In case you’ve forgotten [...]

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