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Better Butter

I know the title of this post sounds like blasphemy. Hear me out. I love butter and I am more happy than anyone to hear that it’s okay to eat again, but have you ever tried to spread cold butter straight out of the refrigerator on a piece of toast? It’s not a pretty sight…. Read more »

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Eating on the Go

I’m pretty sure packing my school lunches was the bane of my mother’s existence. I was extremely opinionated on what I would eat and if she packed something that didn’t sound good, I just wouldn’t eat it. I went through a long phase where I hated sandwiches and I didn’t go to one of those… Read more »

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Dutch Oven Cooking Basics

Dutch oven cooking can be intimidating. We got one for a wedding gift and it was quite a while before we could do more than a cake-mix-and-canned-peaches cobbler. Now it’s our favorite way to cook while car camping (not backpacking for obvious reasons) or on a hot summer day to keep the house from heating… Read more »

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Camp Kitchen Series – Camp Kitchen 101

When we got married we registered at two places: Target and REI. We figured between the two we had all our bases covered. (We’re the kind of people who value backpacking gear over fancy dinnerware.)¬†We’d both done a lot of camping with family and friends, Noel’s an Eagle Scout and my parents started taking me… Read more »

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Earth Day Giveaway!

Happy Earth Day! You may have caught onto the vibe that we have a few hippie tendencies. What can we say, we’re soft on the outside, but crunchy on the inside. In honor of Earth Day I’d like to share some of our favorite ways to “go green” in the kitchen.

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How to Have a Romantic Dinner at Home When you Have Small Children

Today is our seventh wedding anniversary. Right now our kids are two and almost four and we’re discovering it isn’t always easy to find a babysitter. We don’t live close to family, we tend to run out of favors from friends quickly with all our appointments related to our son’s recently diagnosed¬†ASD, and the two… Read more »