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Posts Tagged ‘veggies

31 Oct, 2012

Halloween dinners

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|parenting|Recipes and Food

A question for parents with trick-or-treating age kids… do you prepare a Halloween-themed dinner or just try to get your kids to eat something healthy before the big sugar rush? I’d love to hear your thoughts. For the past few years I’ve been making this: (The recipe is over here in case you’re interested.) I […]

I made a fantastic meatloaf! Here’s the recipe and what I served with it. Hopefully it will provide you with some side-dish inspiration. :)

21 Nov, 2011

Will they eat it: Ginger carrot soup

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

An easy little recipe for carrot ginger soup.

08 Nov, 2011

The never-ending onion machine

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Did you know you can grow green onions on your windowsill? I didn’t either. Let’s just file this one under “helpful household tips.” :)

23 Oct, 2011

Soup soup soup

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

A bit about soup; the homemade kind that Wilma Flintstone used to make.


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