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Breakfast Re-Imagined: 20 Ways to Serve Oatmeal! + Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Whether you realize it or not, January is National Oatmeal Month! (I found that out when I was researching for my January Holidays post.) Since I was already planning to write about oatmeal this month, it works in my favor . . . hopefully lots of people will be searching for oatmeal recipes and new ways to serve oatmeal. […]

10 Preschool Table Activities (so you can make supper)

  Getting dinner on the table in a timely manner can sometimes be a major feat! These activities are for the days when you need just 10, 20, even 30 minutes completely (OK – nearly!) interruption free to get it done! Use each one for a couple days and then move on to another or switch ’em up every day […]

Easy Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Making cookies any time of year is a lot of fun, and Christmas is no exception. In my mind, cookies made at Christmas time should be different than cookies made the rest of the year – something you wouldn’t make just any time. I have fond memories of working on elaborate and time consuming creations. Stained […]

Crisp and Creamy Celery Salad

The farmer’s markets have closed. Most vegetable gardens have gone to sleep. Even my cold-hardy kale was apparently done in by our first snow. Fresh vegetables at the grocery store don’t seem very plentiful or appealing. But there always seems to be a lot of celery. Celery may seem like a humble vegetable, but my family loves it many ways! […]

Squash Muffins: Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

  These squash muffins are simple, un-spiced and not too sweet.  They make a great addition to breakfast or mid-morning tea snack. My mom used to make them for breakfast any time of year, so I never really thought of them as Thanksgiving fare. They came to mind right away, though, when Carissa at All in All announced that she […]