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What We’re Reading: Trains

October 24, 2013
5 Books for Little Train Lovers

  While we’ll still be sharing plenty of recipes on Domestic Pursuits, we’re adding new features related to family life and raising children.  This is the first installment of What We’re Reading, a series of posts where I will share favorite books from our home and local libraries. Like many children his age, my three […]

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Conquering the deep freeze- 5 foods to heat up any dish

January 9, 2011

A trip to the warehouse club can be a dangerous thing if you own a chest freezer.  One moment you’re innocently walking down an aisle buying a package of toilet paper, and the next thing you know– you have a 48-pack of mini quiche sitting in your deep freezer.  How long has it been there? […]

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Happy New Year!

January 8, 2011

Greetings and a Happy New Year to all of you! I don’t know about you, but I love the month of January.  The days get a little longer, the spring planting catalogs begin to fill my mailbox, and weekend advertisements focus on getting in shape and more organized.  I find myself making promises and resolutions […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes

November 15, 2010
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Between September and January, pumpkin puree does not last long in my house.  Here in New England, we’ve been fortunate enough to miss the canned pumpkin shortage that has plagued parts of the country for the past two baking seasons.  Last year, I was so concerned that we’d encounter a shortage that I bought multiple […]

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Margarita Pie

May 31, 2010

My husband and I planned a Mexican-themed dinner to celebrate Mother’s day with his Mom.  We served all of our favorites:  margaritas, chips and corn salsa, tequila-lime chicken fajitas with grilled vegetables and calabacitas. Margarita cupcakes are usually my go-to dessert for a celebration like this, but this time I wanted something light and summery.  […]

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Chicken Leek Pie

January 25, 2010

During the torrential rainstorm today, I drove 3 hrs each way to a job interview.  Consequentially I spent most of the day looking like a drowned rat in a business suit.  When I got home (aside from changing into my PJs and drying my hair) all I wanted was some comfort food and a nap.  […]

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Snowed In, Part Deux

January 25, 2010

So we’re actually no longer snowed in – thankfully the 23.2 inches of snow we had here have now melted…but despite the fact that we can now leave the house I’m still in a baking mood, so here are a few more cookie recipes I tried out that weekend. The other two kinds of cookies […]

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Homemade Pizza Dough

July 19, 2009

Usually my husband and I purchase our Pizza dough at the grocery store, because it seems like a big project to make it ourselves. This week, however, I really really wanted grilled pizza and found us sadly out of dough. So, I decided to take the leap and try making dough myself. I used my […]

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