Homemade Easy Mac

Homemade EasyMac

So far, we’ve been pretty lucky in the toddler eating department. Owen will eat just about anything we put in front of him; in fact, from his first mashed bananas to the chicken tikka masala we had earlier this week, he eats most things with gusto. On the daily, he declares what he’s eating to be his best favorite! It has been so, so fun to make food for him.

This is not to say he does not prefer certain foods – especially perennial toddler favorites like graham crackers, grilled cheese, pizza, and french fries. And while I do my best to pack snacks like fruits and veggies as much as possible, there is nothing like a snack-cup of goldfish to get us through a particularly long grocery store line.

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Overheard, Vol. 6

After a morning of listening to this rendtion of Jessie’s Girl on repeat: Owen: Who’s Jessie? Me: Well, Jessie’s a boy, and they’re talking about his friend, a girl. Owen: Is he lost? Who can find him? On Age: Me: Owen, … Continue reading

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Roasted Turnips with Thyme & Feta

I ♥ Roasted Vegetables. The End. You guys, I can’t stop roasting vegetables. I’m relatively new to the roasting game. In years past, it just seemed intimidating…like the bottom sides of those veggies could be burning to a crisp and … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…

…for snow! We’ve had a handful of snows in Minneapolis this year, and it’s been so fun to play in it with Owen because he can actually walk more than 1.7 steps without falling this year. And when we drove … Continue reading

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Warm Cabbage Salad with Bacon, Bleu Cheese, & Apple

Can I just give a little shoutout to what I like to call “the vegetables of winter”: sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, cabbage, and all their hearty buddies. Sure, there’s nothing like a summer-fresh tomato. Or a perfectly ripe bell pepper. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

We did a thankful tree again this year. And Owen sort of got it. Every night, after dinner, he’d proudly proclaim that he was thankful “for the trapeze swing at Gleason’s Gym.” He would talk non-stop about this apparatus between … Continue reading

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20-minute Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Crumble Bars

I see you out there, with visions of gravy-drenched-turkey and pumpkin pie dancing in your eyes. And that’s why I hesitated to post this recipe just two days before Thanksgiving. I was scared you’d miss it, that you’d read the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Thursday Throwback

1.  BAKED BRIE WITH MAPLE-ROASTED CRANBERRIES 2. SWEET & SAVORY PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE DIP 3. BUTTERNUT SQUASH BRUSCHETTA (WITH BACON, SAGE, AND GRUYERE) 4. BACON-WRAPPED GREEN BEAN BUNDLES 5. GLUTEN-FREE QUINOA & WILD RICE STUFFING 6. PUMPKIN PIE FROM SCRATCH 7. GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE 8. THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER … Continue reading

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When You Get Ripped Off

When you get ticked off because you have just locked yourself out of your minivan, and perhaps more importantly locked all of the snacks and diapers inside of the minivan, you keep your composure, but you are sweating through the nursing tanktop … Continue reading

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Steadfast Love

The weight of my daughter’s body is heavy on my chest. We are lying together, on my bed, in the dark. Her breathing is slowing; I can feel the rattle in her lungs of a cough that will not go … Continue reading

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Easy Buttermilk Rusks (Biscotti)

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea, a handful of these rusks, and gather ’round for Liz’s Origin Story time. I grew up in a forest between two small towns, which basically meant that I saw more deer than neighbors … Continue reading

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