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Sanders Chocolate Factory Tour

Sanders Chocolate Factory Tour

We’re always on the hunt for fun, inexpensive things to do with the kids in the Detroit area. I can’t say it took a lot of arm-twisting to bring the kids on this outing! In fact, I was pleasantly surprised with how much my 6 […]

Mapping Skills for Elementary Students (K-3)

Mapping Skills for Elementary Students (K-3)

A couple of weeks ago my children and I set out with our co-op to do a mapping skills exercise. (This sounds super official, but translated that’s me and two friends and all our kids learning directions and beginning mapping!) We have a range of […]

Resurrection Eggs/Easter Advent Eggs

Resurrection Eggs/Easter Advent Eggs

Today we’re continuing our ramp-up to Easter with what people usually call “Resurrection Eggs” (personally I like the term Advent Eggs)– another one of my goals for this year! “Advent” usually refers to the Christmas season, specifically the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, but […]

Classic Easter Books for Children

Classic Easter Books for Children

One of my goals for this year was to make my children’s Easter collection of books more robust, or, erm, exist… We have a pretty good collection of Christmas books going that I set out for them to read during the Christmas season. But I […]

Adventures with Food: Indian Butter Chicken

Adventures with Food: Indian Butter Chicken

Welcome to another family favorite recipe! This is one of those dishes that I would never have guessed ALL my children would love as much as they do, but my five-year-old has declared it his “1000% favorite food”! (For the record, roasted tomato soup with […]

Life Lately: Wedding Weekend!

Life Lately: Wedding Weekend!

So the clan (Cahoots Crew/Krewe included) gathered this past weekend to celebrate the marriage of one of our sisters. It was a DIY wedding, and it is an indication of how hectic it was that we failed to get a single Cahoots picture to mark […]

Reading Round-Up: Recent Recommendations

Reading Round-Up: Recent Recommendations

                                           Those of you who haven’t met us in real life may be forgiven for thinking that all we do is dream about travel and eat. And eat and travel. Well, almost. While I must admit those are […]

Adventures with Food: Carbonara with Fresh Pasta

Adventures with Food: Carbonara with Fresh Pasta

Once we started making our own pasta, we were excited to begin adapting some of our favorite recipes for use with the good stuff. 😉 This one is a family favorite (I mean, who doesn’t like carbonara?) that we originally found on Simply Recipes. I’ve […]

Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta

I can still remember the first time I tasted homemade pasta. We were visiting North Carolina and were told we just had to try this Italian restaurant called 411 in Chapel Hill. What was the secret to their amazing food? “They make their own pasta.” […]

Coffee culture, at home and abroad

Coffee culture, at home and abroad

We’re big into coffee around here. I know, it’s cliché – look at any bio floating around and it’s in there. But we were taken with the stuff enough to devote a sizable chunk of our dining area (and dare I say, budget) to our […]