Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Category Archives: Cooking

Little Tricks

I’ve found over the last year that a lot of surviving motherhood is learning little tricks that work well for your family. One of my favorite is making “fruit on the bottom” oatmeal for Moonbaby. She loves fruit, but mostly expensive, out-of-season fruit that not many of the rest of us eat- neither Ryan nor I …

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Warm & Fuzzy

It is so nice having a real oven. Some of you will recall me complaining repeatedly about our apartment-sized stove in the old place…well, that’s all better now. The burners are large enough for me to fit any of my pans up there. I can make 2 pans of cookies at once (provided I rotate …

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2011’s Last

New Year’s Eve, after 11 but before 12, and what am I doing? Baking at home while Ryan plays WoW. Opted for a quiet night at home rather than going out and getting into mischief. Plus there’s the Coon family Christmas tomorrow, and I had cookies to bake! 2011 was one of those years where …

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Holiday Hustle

Hello again! I know, I know- I still haven’t finished those 21-Day Challenge posts. I’ve been lazy about getting the photos up, and busy with all the Christmas hubbub after finals finished. Shopping to finish, cookies to make, cards to go out, gifts to wrap- you know, the usual. It’s been fantastic so far, though. …

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Comfort Foods

It’s a strange blend of things that can make a food comforting to a person. Sometimes we don’t even really understand why; it just is. This occurred to me this afternoon, as I was sitting on the couch bemoaning yet another attack of fall illness (it didn’t seem to get the hint from the snow …

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Stromboli Star

Hello again- I know I said not to expect more posts, but here’s another! I was just so proud of my Stromboli from the other day I had to share it with you. It’s the second time I’ve made it, and it’s using the method for the one in the latest Better Homes & Gardens …

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Practice Pie

I’ve got a little Thanksgiving gathering I’m going to this evening, and took it as an opportunity to make a pie. Well, not make-make; I didn’t cut up a bunch of fruit and swirl it together with sugar and spices and whatnot, I opened a can of filling. But I did make the crust- I …

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Cream of Awesome

I bought a box of instant Cream of Wheat a while ago, and I just couldn’t eat it. The texture…too baby-foodish. Anyway…I’ve been trying to find a way to get myself to just eat it and get it out of the cupboard without wasting it, and today, I finally found it. Mix one packet Cream …

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The Cookie Update

It’s a chocolate-chip invasion in my kitchen right now. I used the recipe out of the Better Homes & Gardens plaid cookbook, except that I accidentally put in twice the butter because I got it mixed up mentally with the Tollhouse bag recipe. Oops! But that didn’t seem to bother them any. They progressed just …

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Wednesday Already? Sheesh!

Where has the week gone? Two midterms, a presentation, a field trip, and an event with the student group I co-coordinate- had to stop and think for a minute this evening to remember what day it was. And as happens when I get that busy, the apartment is in complete disarray. So I’m indulging in …

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