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Chef Notes: Holy Meatballs

There are few foods more perfect, more enticing, more versatile than meatballs. While a little messy (no one likes forming the balls, they get your hands slimy) they’re easy to

Nuts & Seeds

Sponsored Post: Pumpkin Pie with Nut Crust, plus a Cuisinart Giveaway!

For the first time in 6 years, we aren’t going to be at our place for Christmas. We decided when we had Esme that we wanted to start our own

Round-Ups

Roundup: Holiday Baking

Can you believe it’s already time to start Holiday baking holiday? Baking is one of my favourite things about the Holidays and there is nothing like a big plate of

Snacks & Desserts

Glazed Donut Cookies

I took a page from my aunt Cathryn’s holiday survival manuscript and put aside a day to bake. It’s a tradition for her to buckle down in the kitchen a

By Occasion

Cardamom Crescent Cookies

For 51 weeks of the year Laura and I use SPC as a place to talk about how/what/why of healthy family food. We’re all, “Kale is awesome!” and “Have you

By Meal Type

Lisa’s Letters Home: A Tale of Two Candies

I asked a few teacher friends of mine whether or not they enjoyed receiving homemade presents from their students at Christmas or store bought. All agreed that homemade (and the

Seafood

Better Than Classic Tuna Melt

How is this the first tuna melt recipe on the site? I don’t know what to say except that I guess it seems so basic that it doesn’t require a

Articles

Chef Amanda On How to Throw a Dinner Party

Throwing a real grown up dinner party is overwhelming for the accomplished host/hostess.  To those with little experience it can be terrifying.  We recently hosted Al’s family’s Thanksgiving Dinner and have

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