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How to make French bread without stressing out because you’re making bread

Another post in my occasional series, “How to ________ without _________“ This is my go-to bread recipe these days when I need to make some bread quickly to serve with dinner.  It’s not artisan bread (as in it won’t have … Continue reading

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Now, Looking Forward

I have lots of thoughts in my head about what I want to write about.  I don’t know how many blog posts I’ve composed in my head while Ellie was nursing, only to have them stay there because I ran … Continue reading

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How to Eat Lots of Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Without Paying a Dime for Them

Another post in my occasional series, “How to ________ without _________“ [As requested by my Aunt Zona] Roasted pumpkin seeds are supremely easy and delicious.  Here’s how to make them: 1.  Buy lots of pumpkins to use for other things, … Continue reading

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How to Make Great Soup without Having a Specific Recipe

Another post in my occasional series, “How to ________ without _________“ I love soup.  That’s one reason why I love cooking during the fall/winter season.  As I’ve learned more about cooking in general, I’ve realized that it’s pretty easy to … Continue reading

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How to have soft, silky smooth skin without paying a fortune for spa treatments

Another post in my series, “How to ________ without _________“ Caution, there’s a slightly weird, possibly disturbing picture in the post.  You may not want to continue if you think you’ll be grossed out.  (But it’s really not that bad … Continue reading

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How to Make Granola without being frustrated because it doesn’t bake into clusters

Another post in my series, “How to ________ without _________“ Lately, I’ve been working on perfecting my mom’s granola recipe.  Yes, it’s good in the form that we ate it growing up but I most particularly  wanted it to be … Continue reading

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How to eat steel cut oats for breakfast without getting up before sunrise.

In our quest to eliminate all processed food from our diet, cold cereal was one holdout.  If we stopped buying cold cereal, what in the world would we eat for breakfast?  I make our own bagels but we don’t like … Continue reading

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