Category Archives: instruction

Recipe: Easy Chai Tea

Chai Tea is not an unfathomable concoction that requires some mystery mix out of a can to create. Basically, it’s tea with spices in it, and as I pointed out in my article, The Simple Life: Use What You Have, you … Continue reading

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Recipe: 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

“Oh yuck. I hate pumpkin.” Did you really just say that? My friend, my friend — pumpkin is your buddy. The canned stuff is cheap, and the ingredients list is short. Here, I’ll read you the list off of a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Easy Roasted Vegetables

As a writer who also runs the Norwegian Artist’s fine art gallery, I don’t have a lot of time to cook. Despite spending most of the day 15 feet from the kitchen, I generally arrive there around 5, in a state … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers: Are You Failing Your Children?

Whether you homeschool or not, when you have multiple children, it is all too easy to fall into comparing the “strengths” and “weaknesses” of one child against another. Sadly, over the years, we have seen one child within a family … Continue reading

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Recipe: Risotto Resztki (Leftovers)

Risotto is an Italian rice dish, but I’m an American of proud Polish background. What I create will no doubt cause a true Italian, and probably a Pole from the Old Country, to cringe, but oh well. If I stuck … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sweet Italian CARROTS!

I have never been a fan of cooked carrots: they’re mushy, tasteless, innocuous, congealing and unappealing. That being said, today’s recipe for cooked carrots — Sweet Italian CARROTS! — is worth writing in all capital letters and tacking an exclamation … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Child Life’s Biggest Lesson

My mother did not homeschool me, but like most parents, she was a child’s first and best teacher, and throughout my public school education she filled in many, many gaps. Because of her, I know when to use “him and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Kale That’s Worth Eating

I chatted with a man the other day who announced that he had made kale a part of his life: “I throw it in the juicer with celery and carrots and cabbage and drink it for breakfast every morning.” Blech. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chicken Noodle Casserole

I made this dish because of a 24-ounce bag of French’s French Fried Onions that I fell in love with at Costco and simply had to have. I was with the Son and Heir, whose level of thriftiness is such that he … Continue reading

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Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes

The other day I was standing in the kitchen, staring at the counters, wondering what I could possibly put together to eat for dinner that night. Sound familiar? Fortunately, my eye alighted on a basket of potatoes gathered from our … Continue reading

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