Archive | September, 2012


Bakesale Bestsellers II: Wonder Bars, A Flexible Recipe

Last year’s Bakesale Bestsellers: Sugar Cookie Wands were a hit, raising tons of change for the kids’ school. Even so, I couldn’t just repeat myself again… This year, I needed somthing easy and quick. So, I fiddled with a recipe I think I must have cribbed from the back of either a box of graham […]

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Firefly Kin of the beetle, you glow like a star, one you can catch and let go. – Blaise Moritz When he was in grade school (I like to think of him in grade school!), my husband wrote a haiku that remains as thrilling, now, as it must have been, then. Since the kids are […]

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Small-Batch [Memorize-a-Poem] Ketchup

It takes a large pile of tomatoes and a couple of hours to make a small batch of ketchup. However, the six quarter-pints I made for the family last Saturday will probably tide us over for a year. (Unless we dress them up for Christmas – the ketchup is an almost perfect Santa-“red”!) Anyway, as […]

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Our Best Chewy Granola Bars, A Flexible Recipe

Welcome back to The Lunchbox Season! | We’re looking forward to another school year full of family fun, featuring art projects, writing workshops, math craziness, canning bliss, advent calendar and march break olympics, and recipes galore. Here’s a “weekly treat” to get things rolling. For the first full week of school, I sought to improve […]

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