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Epic Backyard Playhouse: How I spent my summer, and what it taught me about food

Epic Backyard Playhouse

Looking back, this project just seems crazy. But if parenthood doesn’t drive you at least a little bit nuts, you’re probably doing it wrong. Wanting nothing but the best for our kids, we aspired to build them a truly epic

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Brown Butter Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Brown Butter Rhubarb Crisp - form The Spinning Cook

This recipe has the potential to change your relationship with your rhubarb plant. Contrary to popular belief, there is no law requiring the use of strawberries in every dish prepared with rhubarb. I received a lot of love from readers

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The 65 Cent Latte: How To Make Lattes At Home

How to make a 65-cent latte.

Hot beverages can carry magical powers of encouragement, especially for tired parents. At Christmas one year I gave my wife an electric mug warmer, since she was suffering from perpetually cold tea syndrome, a common parental affliction. Around the edge

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Posted in Beverages, DIY, Recipes

Homemade Airbrushed Sous Vide Easter Eggs and (High) Holiday Expectations

Photograph of an airbrush

Yesterday we had the best Homemade Airbrushed Sous Vide Easter Eggs. And now the bar has been raised. Three weeks ago I acquired fresh eggs at the Farmer’s market, to age them in the refrigerator for easy peeling. White eggs

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Posted in Food Articles, Holidays

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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