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Simple Sundays | Spaghetti with Chicken Sausage and Lentil Bolognese

There’s always a period of transition when we shift from a summer of travel and leisure to the more rigid autumn, dictated by school bells and new after-school activity schedules. As the children get older, their activities...

Five Little Things - September 6, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | The Meal Planners Creed

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: The Kindness of Strangers From strangers to close friends, my family and I are so grateful for the kind messages and warm thoughts these last few weeks. Thank you especially...

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Remembering

You begin by remembering the sound of his voice. The tenor of his kind words, the bass of his chuckle. You remember the expressions he would exclaim when your son tells him that he scored a goal,...

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Cilantro-Sriracha Turkey Burgers and a Giveaway

I was slicing some nectarines and peaches, the juicy slivers slipping between my fingers as I dropped them in a bowl. I brought it to the table, laying it down next to the fragrant watermelon. A juicy...

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Simple Sundays | Honeyed Fig Trifle with Goat Cheese Mascarpone Yogurt Cream

Just like that, it was over. I had grand plans, at the start of the summer, for loads of lazy days with the children at the pool, at the park, and letting time follow its own pace...

Five Little Things - August 23, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | SLICED FIGS

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Figs I’m madly, deeply in love with figs, so this time of year, my heart (and tummy) is all twitterpated at the sight of them. I savor them as much...

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Fashionably Late Summer

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Simple Sundays | Coconut Chia Pudding

The weather has thrown me for a loop. It has caused me to slow down, made me drowsy, even. I just woke up from a rare nap, and one step outdoors caused me to retreat back into...

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Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Pear Trees (and Green Thumbs) “For some reason, Tito (Uncle) reminds me so much of mom,” my brother said quietly at our family reunion in Iowa a few weekends ago....

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Summer Corn and Nectarine Tabbouleh + Scenes from the Heartland

I nearly forgot the magnificence of the Midwestern sky. It had been over ten years, and my eyes had become accustomed to rolling hillsides green in the winter and golden in the summer, the sky a mere...

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Simple Sundays | Banana Pineapple Mini Bundt Cakes

When it comes to family time, moments with just the four of us are plentiful and never taken for granted. But it’s just us, our little nuclear family. As much as we love our life in Northern...

Five Little Things - August 9, 2013 | Kitchen Confidante

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Tomatoes We’re at the height of tomato season and the idea of cutting into these beauties, let alone cook with them, pains me when they are perfectly delicious fresh. But...

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Banana Cream Pie with Greek Yogurt Cream

In my hands, I held a time machine. The box was familiar from a time long ago, the warm yellow and red script bringing me back to an era of hair bangs and headbands, purple shirts (purple...

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Simple (Silent) Sundays | Chicago

Over ten years and two children later, my husband and I were eager to visit our old haunts and share them with our son and daughter. Greetings from one of my favorite cities, Chicago.

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Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles

Who remembers the old Klondike Bar commercials? The one where the soul in search of a frosty treat would open the freezer door, and a swirling snowstorm would emerge, leaving them covered in frost…and a delicious treat...