Making the perfect cup of tea (sharing your loves with your girls)

November 21, 2013
how to make green tea

This post on tea was originally written for Paloma who writes the The Coffee Shop blog. I am reposting it here because tomorrow understanding my tea passion will help you understand my parenting fail, which is the subject of my post tomorrow. It’s called, “Do as I say not as I do: when you fail […]

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When you need a GREAT cookie: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 31, 2013
Baking with tweens

Ever biten into a cookie and been disappointed? As a diabetic, when I make room for cookies in my carb counts, they had better be memorable. We eat healthy here, fruits and veggies everyday ( at least 3 servings!). My girls, they know their protein sources and we plan our meals to include all the […]

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The other hot drink…passing on our loves to our girls

October 27, 2012
Kinds of tea

I hate coffee. The smell is fabulous. The taste I could never learn to enjoy. If it hadn’t been for that tea party in Boston, you coffee lovers would still be drinking tea like me. Winter in the Midwest necessitates that each resident has a favorite hot drink. Mine is tea. At first, I was […]

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Glitter Grapes

June 21, 2012
Sour Patch Grapes

Driving down the road to the soccer party my heart sank, the dessert my daughter and I had prepared wasn’t in the car. “Can anyone see the grapes?” Gasp. I knew where they were. Hubby screeched to a halt and the bowl of glitter grapes careened down the front windshield and all over the road. […]

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My gift to you: A warm cup of homemade Chai

December 19, 2011

If I knew your name, and your phone number, I would invite you over for some chai. A warm cup of brown tea, made with milk and spices that once were exotic. I grew up drinking chai long before it made its way into the sugar sweetened version found in coffee shops today. My best […]

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