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Entries from October 2013

Cheddar Cheese Crackers {#KidsCook}

October 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment

As luck would have it, I was assigned preschool snack duty on the day of the kids’ Halloween parade. Obviously no ordinary fruit and crackers would do, so I decided it was time to make some homemade cheese crackers. The tot and I headed to the store in search of Halloween cookie cutters, but came […]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · healthy snacks · kids cook monday · recipes

Slow Cooker Carnitas {#Crocktoberfest2013}

October 16th, 2013 · 15 Comments

Now that we’re back into the thick of school and after-school activities, I find myself falling even more in love with my slow cooker. Frankly, I’m a little embarrassed it took me so long to get on the bandwagon. But now that I’m here, I’m always looking for more ideas and recipes that make use […]

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Tags: recipes · slow cooker · weeknight meals

Kabocha Squash Apple Tacos with Chèvre {#MeatlessMonday}

October 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Did you know the Meatless Monday campaign celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall? To celebrate, I wanted to make some vegetarian tacos — and I just happened to have a beautiful Kabocha squash on hand. I spiced and roasted the squash for a warm, fall flavor and then added a sweet apple to balance the […]

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Tags: at market · global flavors · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian

Arcadia Farm Fallfest {Support School-to-Farm in Virginia}

October 4th, 2013 · Comments Off on Arcadia Farm Fallfest {Support School-to-Farm in Virginia}

What’s even better than bringing farm-fresh foods to schools? Bringing school kids to the farm! The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is doing just that at its working farm on the grounds of the historic Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Virginia. The non-profit arm of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, produce grown at the Northern […]

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