Author Archives: Jennifer

About Jennifer

Middle-aged working mother of a little guy. Also a Barefoot Books Ambassador. Prone to cooking, ranting, fiction writing, and musing.

2018 Word of the Year: Purge

  This year was not the first year I’ve come across the concept of a “word of the year.”  I’ve been aware of the concept for years, but actually choosing and sticking to a guiding word never appealed to me.  … Continue reading

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Rabioli & Salad

This recipe is all mine, and commentary runs throughout…  Feel free to pin! Rabioli & Salad aka James’s Go-To Meal That Isn’t Cereal Ingredients Start with the finest ingredients you can find rushing through the store after work.  True gourmet meals … Continue reading

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Superhero Bread

The Kitchn is one of the greatest resources for everything cooking, baking, and kitchen oriented.  I found this recipe on their website. If you’re interested in the results and my life, I wrote a few paragraphs under the recipe and recipe … Continue reading

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Sesame Chicken

This is an adapted version of a recipe I found on Life Made Simple, via Pinterest, in an effort to stick it to an economy that’s increased Chinese food delivery prices by 50%.  (I wish I was lying.)  If you’re … Continue reading

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is an adapted version of the recipe I found on the Baking ChocolaTess, via Pinterest, in a desperate search to find a way to both use up our rapidly browning bananas and a fun muffin recipe I could make … Continue reading

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A Case Against Greeting Cards

Disclaimer:  If you find true joy in purchasing and sending greeting cards, carry on!  This post was written for those who feel obligated to do so. I’m about to say something blasphemous. Mother’s Day is a sham. A real holiday … Continue reading

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Hunger Strike Muffins

I found this recipe on Simple Moments Stick via Pinterest.  I can’t take any credit for the name (or the recipe) – that’s all Susannah.  Check out the original recipe – the story behind the name is cute. If you’re interested … Continue reading

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Amalgam Coleslaw Dressing

This one was created by me after I reviewed about 10 different coleslaw recipes. If you’re interested in the results and my life, I wrote a few paragraphs under the recipe and recipe notes. Amalgam Coleslaw Dressing Ingredients 1 cup … Continue reading

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10 Little Monkeys, Mainstream Style

This little gem popped up on my Facebook newsfeed from Huffington Post Good News. It is definitely hilarious.  I was part of two attachment parenting groups, and… well… let’s just say that the satire was well deserved. I have discovered, however, … Continue reading

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That thing about breastfeeding…

You might not be here for my angry diatribes or my over-opinionated missives. I’ve set my blog feed to “excerpt mode” to allow you to choose if you’d like to proceed. Continue reading

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