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Rock Candy Lollipops Recipe

Rock Candy Recipe It was a case of a rock star gone pop. Lollipop, that is. My girls were raving fans of a successful experiment we did out of a science kit, growing rock candy crystals in a jar. In

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Posted in Dessert, Kid Friendly, Science, Snacks, Techniques

What my grandfather taught me about food: Eating well Navy-style

My Grandfather on WWII Shore Leave

Here are a few treasured stories from one of my heroes, and what they can teach us about feeding our families. Trickery Is Fair Game As an electrician on a Navy destroyer, my grandfather had a way of getting access

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Posted in Family, Food Articles, Parenting, Philosophies, Thanks

Candidate Casserole: Answer One Question To Know How To Vote

Spinning Cook Food Article

How to Vote with the Spinning Cook Choosing a federal, state, or local candidate can feel like a choice between 20-ingredient casseroles. Someone will be elected, and with them a host of promises, positions, ideologies, priorities, skills, strengths, weaknesses, and

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Why Proposition 37 Impacts Everyone And Must Pass

Tomato Edamame Question Mark

My Thoughts on Proposition 37: Spinning Cook   I haven’t yet touched politics here on the blog, I’ve always been just your friendly neighborhood food blogger. But the more I learn about this topic, the stronger I feel. On November

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Where is the Best Place in the Food World?

Photography Workshop with Affogato and Dry Ice

This past weekend the world (of food bloggers) came to Portland for the International Food Blogger Conference. Now that my hometown is a well-known foodie destination, it re-raises the question of where is the best place in the food world?

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