Category Archives: In The Kitchen

Fantastic Food: Leeks

Several years ago when we were hosting a young man from Poland, he wanted to make a traditional Polish meal for our family. I took him to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients he needed and he asked … Continue reading

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Fantastic Food: Eggplant

The first time I remember eating eggplant was when my mother made Eggplant Parmesan growing up. I confess it wasn’t my favorite meal.  Because of that, I’ve stayed away from eggplant until recently.     I decided to give it … Continue reading

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Fantastic Food: Kale

Last summer I fell in love with kale after we grew it in our garden and it produced from mid-summer until Thanksgiving! Kale is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very … Continue reading

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Fantastic Food: Green Beans

We’ve had a wonderful harvest of green beans this summer!  Whether it’s garden harvest or fresh beans from the grocery store, I’ve grown to prefer fresh beans over canned or frozen beans (although canned or frozen beans are perfectly fine … Continue reading

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Fantastic Food: Bell Peppers

My husband loves to eat bell peppers raw. He just slices them up and enjoys! I’ve not always been a fan of bell peppers, and I don’t particularly care for them raw, but I’ve learned to love them in stir … Continue reading

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Fantastic Food: Kohlrabi

Since my breast cancer journey, our family has slowly been changing our eating habits. Cancer has a way of making you think about what you put in your body more intentionally. When I finished my treatment a year ago, my … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Playdough

Now that we have a two-year-old in the house, we’re always looking for fun activities to keep her busy. This edible playdough is a recipe I made for my kids many years ago. It’s easy to make and easy to … Continue reading

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How To Bake Cut-Out Cookies With Your Kids

I’ve been baking cut out cookies with my kids for 29 years.  Through many disappointments and trials and errors, I’ve finally learned how to do it well at every stage of mothering.  Let me share my secrets with you! Here’s the … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things!

Our new clean eating journey has us experimenting with new foods, new spices, and new ways of making some of our favorite recipes.  We’ve cut out refined sugars, GMO (genetically modified organism) foods, and artificial sweeteners, as well as reducing … Continue reading

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Two New Favorite Clean Eating Recipes!

So I’ve finally begun a serious move toward clean eating. Cancer will do that to you, you know. It also helps that two of my kids have really gotten into clean eating. They did the Whole 30 challenge and got … Continue reading

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Organic or Not?

As we’ve been changing our eating habits at the Savage household, one thing I’ve started to be more aware of is what produce I should be buying organic. As a mom feeding seven hungry people, I usually disregarded organic options … Continue reading

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

During the winter months, homemade hot chocolate is a favorite at the Savage household. In fact, when my kids’ friends come over, they always ask, “Mrs. Savage, can we please have some of your famous hot chocolate!”  I’ve even been … Continue reading

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How to Successfully Bake Cut-Out Christmas Cookies With Your Kids

Earlier this fall, one of Austin’s friends was at our house enjoying homemade cookies.  She said, “Mrs. Savage, will you teach me how to make cookies?”  I promised her I would.  Last week I texted her and invited her to … Continue reading

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