Back to Basics: Chicken Noodle Soup with Acini di Pepe, Leeks, and Radishes

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A fresh take on your classic chicken noodle soup recipe, this one uses acini di pepe pasta, leeks, radishes, and a healthy assortment of rainbow carrots. For the past week I've watched as leaves in shades of gold and crimson drift towards the ground. I stood under my neighbor's towering maple as my kids walked down the street to school, … more

Pain d’Epi {Wheat Stalk Bread}: The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

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A recipe for making pain d'epi or what stalk bread loaves, as well as a photo tutorial on how to cut the loaf. (Recipe from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.) It is my life's goal to do as little as possible. Let me rephrase. It's my life's goal to spend as little time as I can doing anything categorized under "things that must get … more

Back to Basics: Garden Vegetable Beef Soup

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A hearty, made-from-scratch beef soup recipe packed full of garden vegetables just in time to warm you up from the cool autumn air. I kissed my kids on their way out the door, closing it tight behind them, their small bodies wrapped in extra layers making their way down the leaf-lined street. I clutched a cup of steaming coffee, my fingers … more

Menu Planning with the Kids

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The what, why, and how of getting your kids involved in menu planning and the discussion of daily meals. I am in the kitchen, bent at the waist with my head tucked inside the refrigerator. Our fridge is always stuffed full with the season's produce, wrapped in plastic or teetering in bowls. Each week I tell myself I need a better solution for … more

How to Build a Better BLT

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The basics of building a better BLT sandwich from the type of bread to the thickness of the tomato slice to the variety of lettuce you opt for. Yes, there are rules. A BLT is not a hard sandwich to master, and nearly everyone has the ability to figure out how to slap bacon, lettuce, and slices of tomato on bread. However, there is a bit of … more

Maple Crunch Apple Puff Pancake Recipe

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Whether you refer to these oven-baked pancakes as Dutch babies, pannekoeken or simply puff pancakes, the combination of maple sweetness and tart autumn apples will make it hard to say no to. My feet dangle beneath the checked tablecloth, swinging back and forth. A water glass sits in front of me, condensation clinging to the slick sides. … more

Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam: Ball Canning and Food in Jars Giveaway

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A sticky tomato jam recipe, equal parts honey-sweetened and pepper-spiced for a bit of kick. The word bustling doesn't accurately describe the state of the farmers markets this time of year. As soon as the blushing apples and ginger-kissed pumpkins start appearing on the tables of the individual stalls the energy level in the already active … more