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I'm not a sneaky person. I don't believe in tricking anyone into eating anything because I wouldn't want to be tricked, myself. Howeverrrr, I totally get it. Sometimes you've just gotta do what you've gotta do in order to make the little people eat. No judgement here. On the contrary, here's some help! This hidden veggie meat sauce is so good, it fooled the adults at the table too. Not that I was being sneaky about it.. but I could've been.

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There are no recipes for simple, no frills, straightforward granola out there. What's up with that? There's pumpkin spice granola and trail mix granola and salted caramel granola and banana bread granola and while all of those sound really great, they're just not what I wanted. So I went on. ...continue reading Simple Granola

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They say time flies when you're having fun. I think it flies especially quickly in the summer.

I'm not a pool kind of person.. or a basking in the sun kind of person. My favorite part of summer is hanging out around a hubb-made bonfire on a chilly night upstate with friends and drinks and s'mores.

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Store bought spice rubs are a Godsend. Pre measured, pre packaged, just sprinkle and go. Minimal thinking required. My kinda shortcut.

Until, of course, you get hooked on a specific spice rub that happens to be seasonal while your addiction is year-round. So you sit there and wonder how you'll carry on. You wonder what you'll put on your steaks now.. You wonder if life is still worth living. You wonder if, perhaps, you're a tad too dramatic. ...continue reading Coffee Garlic Rub