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Category: Recipes

Recipe: The Granola Bars That Make All Other Granola Bars Taste Like Baked Dirt

I make food all the time, right? And, exactly the way I am with books, I have a bad habit of finding a really great recipe, making that great recipe, having it turn out really, really well, and then promptly forgetting where I found said recipe or even the ingredients in the recipe, thereby designating the delicious food item I had the privilege of making once to a sort-of Leah Limbo where really awesome meals go to float around forever, forgotten, hoping someone eventually finds them again and cares enough to pluck one back out of the nether. So. The smart thing to do would be to bookmark said recipe, or print it out, or–hey, here’s an idea!–post it to this website, but that’s always been, like, too hard. Until today. For the first time in forever (my apologies to Kristen Bell, there), I’m posting a recipe. Because–in a desperate attempt to avoid going to the grocery store, really–I wanted to make a quick snack to throw into SK’s lunch bag. And because I was trying to avoid said grocery store, which is…

Recipe: Really Awesome Banana Blueberry Pancakes

I have no story to tell you, except that I was looking for a good-for-you pancake recipe online–one that was big enough to ensure lots of leftovers I could use for breakfast on school days–and found on on 100 Days of Real Food that seemed like a great start. (Bonus? All you need is one big bowl, a whisk, and a griddle.) Pancakes, like French toast slices, are easy to freeze and reheat–just separate them with aluminum foil, slide them into a plastic bag and freeze. When you’re ready to reheat, just take out as many slices as you need (don’t skip the foil step, or else the pancakes will all stick together and you’ll find yourself saying very non-morning-appropriate words as you throw the mangled mess into the garbage) and pop them into the toaster. Voilà–breakfast is served. Only? We didn’t have any leftovers. These things were so good we–I mean, the kids, of course–devoured them all one sitting. So much for that idea. Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Pancakes (adapted from 100 Days of Real…

Because It’s Friday Again

Have I mentioned that I love fall? This kind of fall, I mean, where you sleep with the windows open and wake up to a crisp morning, but by lunchtime, you’re walking around in jeans and a light jacket and totally happy it’s not the other kind of fall, the kind where you have to put the heat on and make sure the kids have hats and you curse the frost on your windshield (for those of us knuckleheads who bought houses without garages, I mean–not you intelligent types) as you scrape it off in a rush so your daughters aren’t late for school. Not that kind. Here’re a couple of of fun thoughts to while away your Friday afternoon: I grew up in a small town, as you know. You also probably know that I vowed I would never, ever return to that small town (ewwww, small towns, I thought, with their tiny cultural scenes and cute restaurants and niche theaters). So I moved to the city. And witnessed an armed mugging, but whateves. Small towns, ewwww. But now that we live in the ‘burbs, we’re…