We love strawberry shortcake in my house. We’re also not particularly snobby about it. Gourmet concoctions? We’ll take ’em! Those funny packaged sponge cakes from the grocery store? We’ll take those, too! However, if I’m going to go to the effort of making something from scratch, I’ll try to find the best recipe. We knew…

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That’s right, these are perfect. Fight me. They’re based on these brownies and also these brownies and a whole lot of brownie taste-offs (fortunately, I have good friends who are willing to sacrifice their very bodies for the cause of brownie perfection). Photos to come if I can ever keep the brownies around long enough.…

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I recently heard an episode of The Sporkful podcast called Searching for Rosa Parks’ Pancakes. There are a few niggles noted in the comments over there that I agree with (mostly: why not at least try making the pancakes according to the recipe if you’re really “searching” for her pancakes?) but I still enjoyed the episode…

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I’ll admit it: I was very skeptical about this one. I don’t love the texture of nuts, and anyway, how could they possibly sub for cheese this easily? Well, you certainly won’t be mixing this into your risotto to make it all gloriously cheese-stringy, but it turns out to be a darned respectable topping for sprinkling on…

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Ben is on a fairly strict elimination diet right now, and most recipes with more than a handful of ingredients require some creative substitution. Fortunately, there are loads of good options, and thanks to the internet + Google, it’s not hard to find them. For this recipe, I made a whole bunch of substitutions and omissions.…

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I recently played with cultivating a sourdough starter. The challenge (other than remembering to feed it!) is: what to do with all that discarded starter?! This recipe is my best answer. It uses quite a bit of starter and my kid likes it. #winning

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Ben isn’t much of a morning person, so we do smoothies on the way to school. I blend it up and then pour it into a Mason jar with one of these awesome lids. He likes his smoothie heavy on the mango, and I add in almonds for some healthy fat. Don’t be weirded out by the…

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