Pretty Sure We’re Not Going to Make It

Anniversary at the Pit

Or at least that’s what I keep telling the kids when they ask. The general insanity of our life just got pushed to eleven. Every time I tell our story to someone, they just stare. And then they start laughing. And then they ask if I need to do laundry, or a bottle of wine. Or a bottle of wine with my laundry….

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Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs


Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs are a given at Easter time.  I created this recipe six years ago, and it’s become a classic.  I’ve tweaked my method over the years to something a little less messy, but both options work out in the end. You can choose whatever works depending on what tools you have at home….

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Strawberry Napoleons

Stawberry Valentine Napoleons, Dairy and Egg-Free |

Rule #1 with kid desserts: layer anything and they’ll think you’re the most amazing chef ever.  Faced with a dessert crisis and a bare pantry, you can layer anything (canned fruit and cereal) and kids will love it.  Drizzle it with chocolate and a dusting of powdered sugar and they’re awestruck. Kids are the best….

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Chocolate and Banana Chip Cookies


If you’ve found your way to this blog and this recipe, odds are you’re not really a lover of banana chips. You’re probably in the same boat as me.  It’s January, time to start the “eat down” on the pantry and deep freeze, and to your dismay you find a huge bag of banana chips. You have no…

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Dutch Apple Pie in a Bag

Apple Pie SLice (1)

Today I taught the girls how to make Dutch Apple Pie for Thanksgiving, and it was one of the most harrowing parenting events in recent memory. I realize it takes practice to handle a paring knife well, but watching the process happen in real time is truly horrifying. My ideas about common sense and human self-preservation…

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Dairy Free Pie Crust 101

Dairy Free Pie Crusts

Dairy free pie crust. Lots of it. You may hate me today, but in a few weeks when the Holiday spirit is hitting the fan…you’re going to thank me.  In the heat of battle, pie crust stresses me out like nothing else on earth.  I’d rather make caramels or homemade marshmallows under pressure, not pie crust….

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Divvies for Halloween and Holidays


Yes! Divvies just extended their $5.95 flat rate shipping deal for another couple days, until October 23. That means you have time to place an order and kill a lot of birds with one stone. You can order up your chocolate bats or ghosts for Halloween, with their special “save on three” deal. AND you can order up…

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