Baby Food: Parsnips

March 7, 2016

As a new mom, it’s amazing how much information and advice I receive on a daily basis. I’ve just come to realize I’m a lifetime member of this mommy club, and as Darlington matures, so does the information and advice—especially...

By Toni

Grapeberry Mint Juice

February 15, 2016

Since Darlington started eating solids in December, I’ve added making baby food to my cooking repertoire. If Dan and I get to eat homemade food every day, then so should our precious baby! But it’s not easy adding one more thing to the...

By Toni

BABY FOOD: Darlington’s Peas

February 1, 2016

Before I start gushing about how much Darlington loves peas, I need to talk about Mrs. Great Advice (Priya). I went to lunch with my mommy mentor, and she asked me about my plans for Darlington’s food, once she was ready for solids....

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Dan’s Venison Jerky

January 25, 2016

I married a hunter—this isn’t too far-fetched in Texas. Even in New Mexico, I grew up in a family of hunters. For us, hunting wasn’t a sport but a necessity. Every part of the animal was used, and we feasted on its meat the entire...

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Singapore Curried Shrimp

January 18, 2016

The first time I ever had curry—really had curry—I lived in Singapore. At night, I’d walk the streets, and the aroma of mingling spices filled the air. Food carts lined the way, and foods from all over the world were on display. I...

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Darlington’s Rice Cereal

January 11, 2016

Introducing solids is different for every baby. Around four months old, Darlington started having problems sleeping at night. Nothing seemed to satisfy her insatiable appetite. There were twenty-four-hour periods where she drank up to...

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Vegetarian Pesto Eggplant Salad

January 4, 2016

On the Border, Christmas is a hodgepodge of American heritage—stuffed turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and of course an obscene amount of cookies—peppered with some Mexican heritage—tamales, chile Colorado, posole,...

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Courtney’s Holiday Nutmeg Logs

December 21, 2015

To me, life and its experiences have always been intrinsically tied to the food we create and consume together. Food has a way of wrapping around our hearts, stirring up magic, and unlocking memories. And have you noticed how...

Rachel Santschi’s Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fudge

December 14, 2015

To me, life and its experiences have always been intrinsically tied to the food we create and consume together. Food has a way of wrapping around our hearts, stirring up magic, and unlocking memories. And have you noticed how...

Holly’s Perfect Gingerbread Cookies

December 7, 2015

To me, life and its experiences have always been intrinsically tied to the food we create and consume together. Food has a way of wrapping around our hearts, stirring up magic, and unlocking memories. And have you noticed how...