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Strawberry Limeade Cake


The last twelve months have been absolutely insane, full of ups and downs and a whole host of new experiences.  Today we celebrated with the Munchkin’s first birthday party, and the joy of seeing him sitting in the grass trying … Continue reading

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Preparation overload


It’s less than two full days til the Munchkin’s birthday party, and I think I have run myself out of steam.  Considering how little steam I have on the average day — and doubly considering I had my wisdom teeth … Continue reading

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Birthday party menu


I’m not sure why I’m doing this, but I’m sitting here torturing myself by going through and planning out the menu for the Munchkin’s party next weekend.  Why is this torture?  Because I had my wisdom teeth taken out yesterday, … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month-Cooking: March-April


Last month’s Once-a-Month-Cooking experiment was a qualified success.  I say “qualified” only because we had some recipe snafus, and I learned a great deal about just how many major meals I need each week.  Err, I mean, no, I don’t … Continue reading

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Entering the final week


As we come down to the final week of my planned- and cooked-for month, I’m ready to declare the concept a victory.  We’ve done well at sticking to the dishes planned for each week, or at least not making anything … Continue reading

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So Far, So Good


I’m filing this first week of once-a-month cooking as a tentative success tonight.  I didn’t quite stick to my menu, but it was to swap meals or to substitute leftovers for cooking something new, not to deviate entirely, so I … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking: February-March


This has been an incredibly long day, but I’m pleased with the final outcome and I suspect this once-a-month deal will become a regular thing around these parts. Lessons learned so far: Read the recipes more carefully when making the … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking Planning


After struggling for several months to feed myself and wrangle the Munchkin after I get home from work, I’ve decided it’s time to try something new: once-a-month cooking.  Now, maybe I’m just absolutely nuts, but there’s no time like the … Continue reading

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