Monthly Archives: January 2010

Say ‘yes’ to drugs

Yesterday afternoon was just another typcial early-evening use of time in the Van Vleet home; I was working in the kitchen and Halle was keeping herself busy at the table with some things she had found to color and write … Continue reading

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Welcome Puppet Watchers

Our family gave the girls some really great gifts for Christmas this year! And one of them was this totally cool and awesome puppet theatre from their Tia (Rob’s sister). It has been so fun to see their little imaginations … Continue reading

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Very Garlicky Vinaigrette

makes 1 1/2 cups 4 large cloves garlic, minced 2 TBLS Dijon mustard 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp kosher salt extra tidbits: *this is by far our most favorite dressing and we … Continue reading

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Help for Haiti: Everyone Can Do Something!

The concern and compassion I am reading about is so amazing!!! More than half the blogs I subscribe to through google reader have posted a blog over the last couple of days with the news about Haiti and ways to … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Soup

serves 6-8 10 – 12 Roma tomatoes (or 1 can 28 oz whole tomatoes, drained) 3 cups tomato juice 2 cups chicken stock 15 or more fresh basil leaves 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) … Continue reading

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Julie & Julia & JoAnna

Before you let the title sway you to conclude I am doing my own rendition of the movie Julie & Julia, let me make it clear right away. I have no intentions of EVER attempting to make 524 French recipes … Continue reading

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