Author Archives: Abby

irish cream truffle fudge

If you ever take a peek into our pantry, you might wonder about our apparent obsession with Irish cream whiskey.  Eric’s boss gives his employees a gigantic bottle of Baileys every year at Christmas…and we discovered a few nights ago … Continue reading

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paleo peach-banana pancakes

We’re taking steps to eat less grains in our home, particularly wheat.  It’s hard for me.  I really really like my breads — quick breads, yeast breads, sourdough breads, pancakes.  Pancakes are one of Calla’s and my favorite foods. We … Continue reading

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pad thai at home

It took me a long time to work up the nerve to try cooking Asian food at home.  Just in the last year or two, I’ve learned a lot (mostly by trial and error) and I think it’s safe to … Continue reading

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savory salmon croquettes

Wild salmon has been a decent price in grocery stores lately, so I thought I’d post this recipe (that our family loves) for salmon croquettes.  They’re fantastic served with tartar sauce, mango chutney, corn relish, or just as is!  I … Continue reading

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family portrait challenge

A couple of months ago, my friend, Cindy — another mama of four — suggested a monthly photo challenge: taking a family portrait as well as a portrait of each individual child, preferably with our “real” cameras rather than with … Continue reading

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chewy granola bars

I’ve found it!  Finally.  I discovered a recipe for CHEWY granola bars (from Smitten Kitchen, of course) and after several tweaks and test runs, I don’t think the recipe can get any more delicious.  These granola bars are good.  As … Continue reading

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little after-hours helper {video}

Shepherd is a night owl.  I think I was in denial for the first year of his life, but I’ve finally accepted this fact.  He likes to stay up late, even though I don’t let him take more than one … Continue reading

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my ducks in a row {the last few weeks}

I like my kids.  I took this photo with my phone last week before heading to a graduation party.  The kids were freshly bathed and wearing clean clothes — it was a rare moment that I just had to document!  … Continue reading

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oven bbq meatballs

One of my favorite aspects of being a wife and mama is cooking for my family.  I love trying new recipes and experimenting with different flavors, and I also enjoy making my good ol’ standby meals.  I’m happy when I’m … Continue reading

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a mother’s day poem {by eric}

What can I say about my mother? I have just the one and no other. She labored and brought me into this world; Whenever I was sad, in her arms I was curled. She was my friend, she was my … Continue reading

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