Jammy Gummy Bites

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I might have a teeny-tiny jam-making problem. I simply love to make jam. I love the little “ping” you hear as the jars seal. I love to look at the rows of jewel-colored jars sitting on my pantry shelves. I love to give it as gifts. Naturally, I also love … Continue reading


Spotted Dick // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  As you might recall, we are kind of big Harry Potter fans around here, and last week we were trapped in the house, as it were, by Spring Break with no springtime weather in sight. We found ourselves leafing through The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook looking for something Tasty & Delicious … Continue reading

Turkish Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding / Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

This recipe makes a rich, delicious rice pudding with a Middle Eastern flair… and is adapted from one of my favorite Middle Eastern cookbooks, Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. When you begin your shopping through an affiliate link, the … Continue reading

Real Food Shamrock Shake

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Two years ago I had my very last from-the-drive-thru Shamrock Shake. And it was awful. I wasn’t even that far along on my real food journey… and already all I could taste was the nasty chemicals and artificial ingredients. Yuck! It was sad; I thought that my favorite Welcome Spring … Continue reading

Real Food Birthday Party (plus Ice Cream Recipe)

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I think I am deserving of a Real Food gold star, thank you very much. The Pixie is about to turn six… and we had her birthday party this weekend. (This, by the way, is my excuse for not having the article I meant to write written… as in, it’s … Continue reading

Real Food Mexican Wedding Cakes

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Mexican Wedding Cakes have always been my husband’s favorite Christmas cookie. In fact, I remember my mother-in-law telling me, as she wrote out her recipe for me, that he always said it wouldn’t be Christmas without them. As we have moved away from being a sugar-filled household, we learned that … Continue reading