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Mini Cooking Sessions & March Freezer Cooking Days

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Recently I was emailing back and forth with my friend Tami. She was my best teacher buddy back when I taught high school in Santa Barbara many years ago. We reminisced over all kinds of memories, one of which I had evidently forgotten. From Tami’s email, I was remembering the other day how [our department […]

Homemade Cream of Celery Soup (URS: Freezer Friendly Recipes)

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Longtime readers will know that I have written extensively about freezer cooking here at LifeasMOM. It’s become a way of life lately as I develop and test recipes every day in preparation for The Cookbook. The more I talk with people, the more I am amazed at all the different approaches there are to filling […]

Enjoy Good Food & Save Time with Freezer Cooking

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This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more.  Since I am such a glutton, er, foodie, getting a great meal on the table is one of my great joys in life. But, I also parent six children, teach them at home, enjoy […]

Freezer Cooking Q&A: Freezer Cooking as a New Mom

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One new feature of freezer cooking days is a Q&A from readers. Sometimes I receive questions that I can answer and sometimes I receive questions that I know there are more than one answer to. So, each month we’ll look at a question together and try to help each other out. This month’s question is […]

How Freezer Cooking Can Work with Real Foods

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– A guest post from Katie Kimball – If I wasn’t so madly in love with my husband, I might marry my freezer. I am deeply addicted to the ability to freeze food and make life more convenient in so many ways. It’s easy to assume that cooking from scratch means I forfeit quick meals […]

Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My Gramma John was born and raised in South Eastern Minnesota. She lived most of her life on a farm, was widowed twice, and raised eight kids — six of them boys. Besides being a very brave and somewhat ornery woman, she was a fantastic baker. Here we are in my mom’s 1970s kitchen making […]

Oatmeal Cranberry Jumbles

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Looking for a fun food gift? Might I suggest a recycled plastic pretzel jar full of Oatmeal Cranberry Jumbles? These cookies are so good. They are egg free, nut free, and taste fabulous. The cookie recipe is simply my Farm Style Oatmeal Cookies with 2 cups of dried cranberries mixed in. They can easily be […]

Meal Planning: Heading for the Hills

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Photo source This is where we’re going later this week. Yes, yes, we are. Those of us who live in Southern California pay money to go to the snow in the same way that others might pay to get away from it. And we are soooo excited. My boys have wonderful memories of snow days […]