MY WEEK IN FOOD

Big emphasis on breakfast this week, starting with these beauties: red and green baked apples. It’s a recipe in the works for my cookbook, but I did something similar a few years ago that you can find here. Started the week off with ...

UDON NOODLE SOUP WITH COLLARDS AND SOFT EGG

Last week nearly a quarter of the kids in my daughter’s grade were out sick. According to newspaper headlines, 2015 may be the worst cold season in decades. And reports are floating about that the flu vaccine this year may not be as effective as ...

DOUBLE GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES
WITH RYE AND WHOLE WHEAT

The smell of butter and sugar and spices called them, one by one, into the kitchen. Molasses cookies were in the oven, beckoning with their aroma.  As I pulled out the first batch, the reponse from the kids was immediate and inevitable. The question ...

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FLU FIGHTERS! 5 IDEAS FOR HEALING FOODS

Along with holiday celebrations and chilly weather, the close of the year also brings flu season, which according to the Centers for ...

12 HEALTHIER IDEAS FOR GAME DAY EATS

Each October Mr. Mom’s Kitchen makes a pilgrimage to the great state of Texas for the annual match up of the Oklahoma ...

MAPLE GINGER PEARSAUCE

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