food and family in salt lake city

Warm Vanilla Sauce

Warm Vanilla SauceA “warm you up” winter dessert.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Dinner Pot PieChicken Pot Pie.

Sometimes I like to spend hours in the kitchen making things like pie crusts, cookies, cake balls, and fancy cakes. I just like doing those sorts of things, it’s my thereapy you could say. But when it comes to dinner, I’m usually a get it on the table kind of girl. It probably has something to do with my family’s “hangry” level.

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Fails of 2012

What?

Fails of 2012.

1. Still not sure how this one happened, but it was funny.

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Pumpkin Muffins (No Oil)

Pumpkin MuffWhat do whole wheat, cinnamon, honey, and pumpkin all have in common? You guessed it! Muffins!

It wouldn’t be “Urban Strawberries” without a muffin post, would it?

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P-O-M-E-G-R-A-N-A-T-E

P-O-M-E-G-R-A-N-A-T-E!  Now it’s your turn to spell it. Not so easy is it?

First off, I just want to say: Where on earth have you been?! I’ve been worried sick! You could have at least left a note as to how long you’d be gone! Er, wait, that was me that’s been “gone” so long! Sorry ’bout that.

All I can say for myself is that life happens, and sometimes you have to cannonball right into it. While the blog, well the blog just has to stay behind sometimes, poor little blog. But I’m here now, because I am inspired to tell you that pomegranates are delicious, nutritious, and use to be a big red mess to eat, but not anymore!

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Three Grain Pancakes

These Three Grain Pancakes were a hit, plus a sneaky way to get something healthy into the bellies of my unsuspecting kiddos. My kids like them because they are sweetened with honey, and I like them because…well, I like them because they are sweetened with honey too, but high fiber wholesome grains aren’t bad either.

My kids and I love pancakes for dinner. We could have them every night of the week without complaint. This summer we’ve been trying out a lot of different pancake recipes. And with school out for summer, I’ve had more time to get my kids involved in the process of making them.

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I don’t really have an interesting story for you about how these came about. I just saw this recipe and felt indulgent, and decided to add sweet cherries. Then I felt a little guilty, so I added a little whole wheat.
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