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The youngest made cookies today! It’s a great little recipe actually, one that she nabbed right off the back of our jar of Kraft peanut butter: I used to scoff at this recipe, but it actually works… and it’s the fastest recipe in the history of cookie making! All you need is: 1 cup of […]

15 Feb, 2014

Lunch #599 – Spinach and strawberry salad

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I’m one lunch away from 600 lunches! I wanted to post number 599 here because it involves a salad dressing that is too good not to share. It only take a couple of minutes to make, and beats the bottled stuff by a mile. This one is great on spinach and strawberries. You can add some […]

28 Jan, 2014

Savory “upside down” chicken pot pie recipe

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I’ve had this recipe kicking around for years – written longhand on a sheet of paper. So long, in fact, that I decided I needed to get it down in a digital format to avoid catastrophe. And THEN I thought, hey, why not share it here too? There’s no photo, because it doesn’t look pretty […]

23 Jan, 2014

Maple kale and sweet potato salad

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I’m not sure if this really qualifies as a salad, but I SHALL CALL IT A SALAD AND A SALAD IT SHALL BE. (That being said, I think this it could also make a very nice side dish too. Maybe served with a pork chop?) This made an excellent lunch – a veritable cornucopia of […]

20 Dec, 2013

Lunch number 541

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Perfection in a bun! This meatball sandwich was made using this cheaty recipe for meatballs. And totally unrelated, this is cracking me up today. Hamburger earmuffs for the win! Share the post “Lunch number 541″ FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail


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