Meyer Lemon Tea Muffins

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My childhood home has a Meyer lemon tree growing in the backyard. It’s over 40 years old, and yet my dad is able to harvest hundreds of lemons from it every year — and share them with me. We love it! I lived a privileged life as a child in as much as I had […]

Meal Planning for Easter Week

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I must confess I’ve been a meal planning fail of late. We’ve eaten far too much takeout because we’ve been so busy. I realize that there are seasons for this, but it’s time to get my house in order! So, this weekend I spent some time thinking about this week: our schedule, the groceries on […]

Welcome Spring to Your Kitchen

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While the seasons have not quite changed, most people I know are itching for it to happen. Even in California, where it does sometimes get cold, we are looking forward to an end to the rainy, rainy season, and the return of spring and  summer local produce to be in proliferation. Despite their best efforts […]

Loving Your Family through Meal Planning

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See that? That goat cheese pizza would make my heart sing if someone plopped it down in front of me. My kids? Not so much. A few of them love it, others hate it. My husband? Not his favorite. My sister and I also had very different tastes growing up. Sometimes I would put nuts […]

Cupcakes Sealed with a Kiss

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I was a little late joining the cupcake craze. But, our family loves it that I finally discovered how to make delicious cupcakes at home. One thing that I love about cupcakes is that they lend themselves to letting the children help. Not only can you let your children help mix the batter and whip […]

A New Beginning – Organizing Recipes

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photo source: GoodLifeEats One of the beauties of the new year is that you get the illusion of a fresh start. True, nothing is truly different between December 31 and January 1, but it’s a wonderful encouragement to do new things, try new recipes, get good habits going. In an effort to put a little […]