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October 2016

October 31, 2016

The Waffle That’ll Free You From Diners For Good

Waffle: the bread of life. I have a very simple waffle recipe I'd like to share, but first I'd like to give you the secret to waffles--never make one batch. Make ten. Twenty maybe. Waffles are the type of food you should have on hand all the time. They're versatile--from the days when you forget your breakfast to the on-the-go sandwich, there's not much you can't do with a waffle. Sweet Waffles: These are my favorite waffles, the ones that make waffles famous. Serve them with no less than the finest maple syrup--B Grade* if you can... or mix things…
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October 30, 2016

Take Out Series: Sushi 101

What do you do if you want to save money but you don't want to get rid of your take-out lifestyle? Learn to make your own sushi. One of the biggest take-out items I missed when I moved to the woods and left unnecessary spending behind was takeout. When I lived in the city and spent on impulse, the world was my takeout menu. Now, I do takeout at home. Takeout and delivery pretty much don't exist in my rural area except for the pizza guy who'll deliver anywhere in the village as a favor.  This is actually a good thing. If I want my…
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massacre of the innocents
October 24, 2016

Lice: How to overcome terror and save your child

Lice is coming to get you... "Lice is coming around both classes," a mom wrote in the class Facebook thread. I consult the thread for all notices and assignments that don't survive, but lice terrifies me to the core. It's the "He Who Shall Not Be Named" in my universe. I teach high school--we don't see "The L Word." I've had one lice report in all my time teaching. High school kids don't share hats, they don't rub their hair on each other, or cuddle for stories, and they certainly don't lend out their $200 Beats. They're low-risk. Thank God. But my boy's in…
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bread pudding
October 10, 2016

Bread Pudding: Why You Should Eat Stale Food

Make 4AM Bread Pudding Why do I call this "4AM bread pudding?" Because I'm up at 4AM writing. This makes it convenient for me to pop things in the oven and eat breakfast hot and fresh. The secret is prepping the dough, mix, or batter the night before so all I have to do is toss it in the oven while I make my coffee. Then, I relax and let the stove serve me like I'm a queen. I do this with my "Daily bread" dough, I have the dough mixed (this takes 5 minutes) and rising before bed.All I have…
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