Category Archives: cooking

Christmas Tamales

Making tamales at Christmastime is a Hispanic family tradition. It’s a long and involved process, so it makes for a great bonding experience for family and friends. This year a friend from church invited some of us to make tamales … Continue reading

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Just Me. By Myself.

The other night I went grocery shopping by myself. Yes, you read that right—by myself. No babies. Alone. Solo. How did I accomplish this amazing feat? Well, I thought I’d write you a little “how-to” manual just in case you’d … Continue reading

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Spiral-Cut Hot Dogs

How do you like your dogs? Have you ever tried cutting them in a spiral before grilling? A while ago Stephen sent me this video tutorial that shows just how easy it is to do. So, I thought we could … Continue reading

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A Traumatic Turkey Encounter

Before I start, let me just say that the turkey tasted delicious. Now that your mind is at ease, let the trauma begin. Yesterday I roasted my very first turkey. All by myself. Stephen was at work, Silas was napping, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Pie Baking

I’ve baked three new kinds of pie in one week. This is me being brave. Very brave. Pie #1: Shoo Fly Pie. I had heard of this pie, but had never actually tasted or seen one before making it last … Continue reading

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What to do with a Pumpkin?

Make Pumpkin Stew! My friend Melanie made a pumpkin stew for my roommate and me back when I lived in St. George, Utah. I had never heard of such a dish, and I remember being a little apprehensive about trying … Continue reading

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Molasses Sandwich Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Filling

Ever since our trip to San Diego—where the weather was cooler—I’ve been yearning for fall weather and all things autumn. This past Sunday Stephen and I hosted an autumn-themed party, and these cookies were our dessert of choice. We had … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cooking:Episode 1

Today I tried a new recipe, Sweet Chocolate Pears. Sounded promising. How did it turn out you ask? In the words of Stephen, “It’s like a pear in search of an idea.”

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Another Spring Break. Another Sister.

We hosted my youngest sister Ruth Anna last week during her spring break. I realized that Ruth Anna and I have never spent significant time together, just the two of us. When I left for college, she was entering 8th … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping: A Necessary Evil

*Note to readers (all 3 of you): Proceed with caution. You may be bored to tears. Can’t say I didn’t warn ya’! Yesterday I tackled my semi-weekly monumental chore of making out my menu and grocery list. We even managed … Continue reading

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