Category Archives: 5 ingredients or less

How to Make Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries: A Book Club Treat!

By: Christy Ah! Book club! A time for deep thought, rousing discussions, and literary analysis. However,…if your book club is anything like mine, then mixed in with the scintillating topics of conversation, there’s always time for laughs, socializing…and…you guessed it… … Continue reading

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How to Make Beer Bread: A Recipe to Warm your Heart from the Heart of America

By: Christy So, a month or two ago, I got a text from my mom that read something like this: “3 c flour, ½ c sugar, 1 beer–beer bread…grandma  mollie’s cookbook. Really good!” I followed with a text asking how … Continue reading

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The Perfect Holiday Cocktail: A Clockwork Orange Vodka Fizz

By: Melanie Hooray! The holidays are upon us once more. Tis the season! The season for indulging.  For chex mix, cheese logs, pecan pies, deviled eggs, and jell-o molds.  (Or not. maybe you’re looking to be sensibly abstemious this go-round. … Continue reading

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House of Mirth: When you’re “living like pigs” you might as well eat bacon (Salmon BLTs)

By: Christy I can’t say I’m a convert yet, but I have to admit—Reading on my iPad is pretty damn convenient.  Two weeks ago, I finished my second full book on the electronic device, Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth, and … Continue reading

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How to make Butterbeer and What to be for Halloween

by Christy It’s that time of year again… time to load up on pumpkins, enjoy the fall color change, and pull out the crock pot for a batch of simmering soup.  Soon, we’ll see ghosts, goblins, witches, superheroes, princesses and … Continue reading

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How to Survive the Flu: Easy Chicken Noodle Soup (when you don’t have a strapping, young war veteran)

By Christy In 1918, The United States (and entire world) was ravaged by a deadly plague: The Spanish influenza. The pandemic took the lives of over 50 million people (by some cautious estimates), which was approximately 3% of the world’s … Continue reading

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How to Make Tostones: Brief prep, Wondrous taste

By: Melanie I have a bit of a confession to make, and I hope this won’t come as a total shock to all the loyal readers[1] out there:  I haven’t always been this cool. I know…take a minute. Wrap your … Continue reading

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How to make bagels: Let the Bagel Dough Spin

by Christy This post is inspired by Melanie’s ration day challenge (creating a delicious treat with few ingredients–and yes,  I hope Melanie’s dad will be proud). And, it’s also inspired by the text of our first post (How can we … Continue reading

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How to make Valentine’s Day Candy: It’d be a crime not to try this treat

By: Melanie Though I’m slowly coming around, Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday. While, sure, it’s cool to get a card or some flowers, I’d much rather receive something a little more personal: a thoughtful homemade note, perhaps. … Continue reading

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How to make cornbread: Your ration day survival plan

By: Melanie I am an experimental cook. Though my husband, Brian, will attempt enthusiasm, there is always an underlying look of fear on his face when I remark that I’m making some totally awesome meal that I thought of in … Continue reading

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