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How Our Big Family: Serves Meals

There are 11 of us with teeth. That means I need to feed these 11 mouths at least three times a day, plus snacks and treats. My renditions of bland spaghetti, random casseroles, ambitious soups, and tough meats are foisted on my mostly-understanding family.

Mealtimes with this many people to feed could be complicated […]

The care and feeding of teenaged boys

Sam was miserably sick last week. From head to toe, he looked like a battlefield. Bedraggled hair zagged over his fever-pulsing head. His cheeks were bright red, his eyes watered, his nose wept. Tonsils threatened to explode, muscles from his shoulders to his ankles howled. He coughed, sneezed, and complained of angry stomach pains and […]

The Nutelladilla

The Nutelladilla from Lifenut

Years ago, my younger brother taught me how to make quesadillas. He worked as a cook at Denny’s when he was in college, so they aren’t the flopsy soulless steamed quesadillas popular at an upscale casual fast food Mexican restaurants. They are buttery, crispy, ooey gooey goodness.

They are also remarkably versatile. Take […]