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Sautéed Dandelion Greens

The boy and I were on our usual Saturday jaunt on 9th Street to shop for dinner and pick up lunch at Lorenzo’s. We were on the lookout for asparagus, when we stopped at Pat and Larry’s stand. They had … Continue reading

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Bow Tie for Spring

Calling all modeling agencies – I have a handsome, six foot tall, seventeen year old with a perfected brooding expression, and he can pull off a bowtie! I whipped up this tie in less than an hour, no advanced sewing skills needed. … Continue reading

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A Tail of Two Birthdays

When the vet was guesstimating a birthday for Plywood, she penned February 24th in his chart. Since Lloyd’s birthday is the 25th, we now have a back to back celebration. I’m pretty sure Plywood thought the balloons, pulled pork sandwiches, and … Continue reading

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Orange Dreamsicle Cake

My boy is a year older, and a shoe size bigger – and that calls for a special cake! Orange cake with an orange cream filling, and topped with a cream cheese frosting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, because it’s … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Haircut

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The Vintage Soda Machine

For 2016, we went with a vending machine theme again. Due to unforseen complications, we were going to scrap it – but decided to stay the course and pulled this costume together in two days. We thought that this would … Continue reading

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Halloween 2016

The vintage soda vending machine!  

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Chocolate Whopper Cake

Last week was the boy’s birthday. I took a cue from his current favorite candy – Whoppers –  to make this cake. A rich chocolate cake, flavored with malted milk powder, mini-chocolate chips, with a whipped cream frosting. Topping the … Continue reading

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June & Johnny

Since our son’s first birthday, I’ve been making birthday crowns for him. Despite his age, he insists on a birthday crown – and I’m all too happy to comply. This year he chose a Johnny and June Carter Cash crown.

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Merry Christmas!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese Proverb

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Bow Tie for Easter

On Sunday, I made the boy a new bow tie for Easter. I’ll stash it in his basket among the peanut butter eggs, Marshmallow Peeps, and jelly beans – where it will be roundly ignored until he has sufficiently ingested … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

My darling boy turns fifteen today, that’s one-five, people! I have no idea how this happened. One minute I was lugging around a diaper bag and the next, I was craning my neck to talk to him. When he isn’t … Continue reading

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Ham & Cheese

I can’t pinpoint how this came about – I think it may have been an article about a dad who lovingly drew a cartoon on his kindergartener’s sandwich bag every day. Never one to be outdone, Joe grabbed a Sharpie … Continue reading

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