Florence, Italy + Food Tour in Bologna

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Hi friends, I’m back from a whirlwind, yet somehow restorative trip to Italy. My sister is studying abroad in Florence, so I and my immediate family (the Kansas City crowd) convened to visit her there. Tough, right? I immediately wanted to write about the trip and particularly about a totally outrageous food tour we did while we…

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Chiang Mai, Thailand (+ babies)

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Last weekend we took a family trip to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. This was my second trip (Frank’s fourth), but needless to say, this was a little different from our first Chiang Mai vacation.  That trip, we had been married for barely a year, were still new to Thailand and spent our time ziplining, enjoying…

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Beef and Broccoli Noodles

Marinated Beef and Broccoli Noodles

We’ve been burning the candle at both ends, Frank and I. Work has been busy for us both and as is true, I’m sure, for parents the world over, it never seems like there’s enough time to just enjoy time together as a family of four. We have one foot out the door as our…

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sweet potato fries

Parmesan-Thyme Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy baked sweet potato fries are one of those holy grail foods for me. When they’re good, they’re really good, but for having only one real ingredient, those little fries are so darn finicky. Just when I think I’ve found a way to make those healthy-yet-snackable potatoes hold their fry-like shape, I make them again…

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Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon

Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon

I’m quite drawn to humble food these days.  Simple food for a weeknight that doesn’t take too much work and doesn’t remind us with too much emphasis that we don’t have a dishwasher. As much as we love good food in our little family, we’re not terribly fancy.  Well, most of us aren’t. Frank was out…

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Bagel French Toast_

Bagel French Toast

If I could eat breakfast three meals a day, seven days a week, I would. Every morning I walk past a street vendor frying eggs and bacon for people to grab on their way to work. She serves the eggs and bacon over rice. This is Thailand, after all. It’s a dangerous temptation to face…

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