The Love-Your-Friends’-Kids Muffins

Last week, my best friend from high school came for a visit and brought her family along. We hadn’t seen each other in oh, four years? And another four before that? But time melted away the months and in mere minutes flat, her kids and my own are stacking pillows at the foot of the

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Simmer Down

I’m a sauce girl, through and through. Take me to a fancy restaurant and I’m oft-tempted to order the kids’ chicken fingers as a means of tasting every condiment imaginable. Chipotle mayo? Extra, please. Your pumpkin ketchup? Yes a million. Aioli anything? 100%. Thus, marinades. I don’t use marinades as marinades in that I don’t

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Small Step No. 11

Bee and Ken took a quick trip to Florida last week, and upon returning, I asked her what her favorite part of the trip was. The mid-day ocean frolics? The spotting of a sand dollar? Sunsets with Grandma? The airplane snacks! she says with certainty before launching into a full-on recitation of the contents/flavors/exactness of

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Tea Time

And just like that, I’m a tea drinker. Listen, I’ve always wanted to be a tea drinker. My favorite people are tea drinkers, and they look so calm and effervescent just sitting there, steeping, lost in thought and glowy skin. And yet, coffee lured me into its black depths sometime in the thick of my

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Small Step No. 02

We have a running joke in these parts that Ken, ever the health conscious one, will ask one question and one question alone to everything that ails you: How much water have you had today? Headache? How much water have you had today? Foul mood? How much water have you had today? Broken toe? How

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A Dinner Shake

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. Here’s to shaking things up!   In our home, I carry the spatula and Ken wields the blender. When the going gets busy, Ken gets busier. Juice, smoothies, aguas frescas. Once, in the mid-summer, he blended the most glorious pesto made from

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Tag Team

It’s just that sometimes getting dinner on the table is a real feat in these parts. Anyone who knows me knows I am not a skilled multi-tasker. I can be kind. I can be fast. I have a rough time being both, simultaneously at least, which makes dinner hour a bit of, oh how shall

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Breakfast In Ten

This essay was written for hhgregg to spotlight the GE Café refrigerator with a Keurig Brewing System (the only refrigerator to brew Keurig K-cup Pods!) – it’s a true time-saver/space-saver in our own home. Thanks for reading! — We’ve been living hard, man. Twice this week, Bee and I have hit the pillow after 10pm

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