Pico de gallo

homemade pico de gallo

Happy Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)! We don’t really celebrate Cinco de Mayo – mainly because my family isn’t all that crazy about Mexican or Tex/Mex food. I’ve gotten Papa to like quesadillas – which is my favorite way of using up leftover chicken (with some pan-fried onions and cheese? Yum!) Tacos or enchiladas are infrequent […]

Colorful popcorn

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This is an exciting week. Little Chick is “Top Banana” at school. She has waited months for it to be her turn.  For a 5-year-old, it’s equivalent 1/10 her life!  Top Banana’s wear yellow for the week, they get to hold the door when everyone enters, they get to pick up name clips, and have more […]

Homemade Yogurt

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I don’t remember seeing yogurt in our household growing up – until my mother discovered in her 40’s that she was lactose intolerant. Odd thing for a woman that grew up on a dairy farm, but there it is. She had a countertop yogurt maker much like this one. As a teenager, I remember not […]