Oct 24
2014

7 more days until Halloween!  My kids are counting down the days.  Our yearly family Halloween party is tomorrow, and they can hardly wait to don their new Halloween costumes for the first time this year.  Their excitement is infectious, so our house has a bit of Halloween fever.  To share the fun, I did a segment on KSL’s Studio 5 that aired yesterday, demoing my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cakelettes with a chocolate glaze, a recipe from my archives that is one of my favorites.  These cute little mini cakes can be decorated for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just autumn in general.  If you love pumpkin and chocolate and enjoy a rich, moist cake, then this recipe is for you!  Here is the link to the segment, if you are interested in watching.  Just click the play button on the picture once the page has finished loading.  Let me know if you make them!

Pumpkin Spice Cakelettes on Studio 5

If you’re interested in watching any of my other Studio 5 segments, you can find the links to them here.

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Oct 17
2014

Yaki Udon Moon Viewing Bento

Squirrel’s second grade class has been studying the moon for the past couple of weeks, and she’s been charting the moon’s changes each evening at home as an assignment for her Chinese class. [Read More…]

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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery. I know, I know,  you’re thinking “Gluten free slow cooker pot roast?  Rachael, isn’t a pot roast naturally gluten free?”  Well yes, and no.  It depends on how you make it!  If you make your own homemade beef stock without any added thickeners and you don’t [...]

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Japanese Mini Hamburgers on KSL Studio 5

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Remember those mini Japanese hamburgers I shared a couple of weeks ago?  Well if I haven’t convinced you to make them yet, then maybe I can today!  I recently made them on KSL’s Studio 5 and the full segment is now available online to watch.  They are oh-so-easy to make and delicious to boot!  Here [...]

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Pork and Parsnip Hash for Cutco Fall Harvest + A Giveaway!

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I love dishes that combine lots of little bits of everything.  I get this love from my dad, whose style of cooking is to go into the kitchen and grab whatever he can find to create something to eat, whether it’s a sandwich, a salad, or what he calls “potage.”  I recently received a “Fall Harvest [...]

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Kale Power Salad with Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette

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I fell in love with kale salads a couple of years ago and have yet to get over my crush.  I know kale may be yesterday’s news, but gosh darn it, I don’t care!  So here’s another kale salad to add to the top of the Mt. Everest-sized pile of kale salad recipes that have [...]

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Japanese Mini Hamburgers

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When you say hamburger here in the US, the image conjured to mind is a meat patty, usually cooked on a grill, served inside a bun, sometimes with a variety of condiments or toppings.  When you say hamburger in Japan (ハンバーグ–”hambagu”), the image conjuired to mind is much different—a meat patty that is like a [...]

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Multiply Goodness With Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Granola

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I am super excited to share a new project I’m working on.  I am on a team of writers behind a new endeavor, Multiply Goodness.  Multiply Goodness is a website dedicated to celebrating and sharing the good in the world and helping to lift each other up.  The stated mission is “to unite like-minded believers in [...]

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Cookie Dough Dip from The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches On the Planet

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We are coming to the end of our fourth week of school here in Utah.  This is about the point where I start to run out of steam on lunchbox ideas and it’s time to re-motivate myself and make a plan for the four weeks to come.  Who else is running out of steam?  Raise [...]

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Spicy Cucumber Guacamole Sushi Roll—Getting back into a school routine

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You’d think that it would be harder for my girls to get back into their school routines, especially considering this is Bug’s first year of formal schooling as a kindergartner.

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