Author Archives: jamsparrow

Friday Favorites: Campfire Cooking

“Friday Favorites” features my favorite great ideas/recipes/etc., from across the giant world wide webs. The Guy, Kiddo and I are headed for our first camping trip of the year on Father’s Day weekend, and I am already so excited. We … Continue reading

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The Secret to Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinners with my family when I was growing up was eating countless deviled eggs. My grandma made the best deviled eggs EVER. Seriously. Like there is no competition. I have never had another … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites: Apps to Organize

“Friday Favorites” features my favorite great ideas/recipes/etc., from across the giant world wide webs. I finally upgraded my phone this week, to a Samsung Galaxy S3. I love high-tech gadgetry, but I’m not fond of the high-tech prices. Since the … Continue reading

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Make Your Own: Perfect Cold Brew Iced Coffee

I don’t drink a pot of coffee a day like the Guy does, but I do need a cup of joe to get me started in the morning. And, unlike the Guy who can drink hot coffee all year long, … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites: Birthday Best

“Friday Favorites” features my favorite great ideas/recipes/etc., from across the giant world wide webs. Today is the last day of the Guy’s 20s. I’d love to celebrate tomorrow by baking an amazing cake, decorated to the hilt with the new … Continue reading

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Easy way to dice an onion

I cook with onion quite a bit. One of my absolute favorite food smells is onion as it carmelizes in the pan. Dicing onions, though, has always been a venture that put my fingertips in a bit of danger, because … Continue reading

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Freezer to Crock Pot Meatballs

I love meals I can make ahead and freeze. And I love cooking with my crock pot. So it’s a safe bet that I really, really love meals I can make ahead, freeze and then throw in the crock pot. … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites: Easter Eggs-travaganza

“Friday Favorites” features my favorite great ideas/recipes/etc., from across the giant world wide webs. Two years ago, I spent my first Easter with the Guy and Kiddo, and we colored Easter eggs. It was the first time I’d dyed eggs … Continue reading

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Brunch for a bunch

When the Guy and I tied the knot last March, we want to keep things very simple, and make sure the focus was on celebrating our love with our friends and family. We were also budget-conscious, since we there are … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Baking Mix (Bisquick Substitute)

Until I become a master gardener/farmer or live within a reasonable driving distance of a Whole Foods, it’s doubtful I’ll free my family from processed foods anytime soon. Still, I’m trying to reduce our exposure to all those extra chemical … Continue reading

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