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Archive for March 2013

Greek Easter Bread

Disclaimer: This is not a minimalist recipe. Every year, the day before Easter, I stay up late to finish baking this bread. This is an all day bread, it takes about 10 hours from start to finish. But it is the most delicious, absolutely incredible bread. Ever. This is a huge batch, but we give…

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Red Eggs for Greek Easter

My older 3 boys have a Greek heritage and I love so many of the traditions of the Greek Orthodox. I’m not particular about celebrating on Orthodox Easter, but I do make sure and incorporate the Greek Easter traditions into our regular Easter celebration.   I wrote about how I enjoy traditions and feel they are very…

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Super Fruit Dip

Ok, so it’s not made out of “Super Fruit”, but the name is rather catchy, don’t you think? Anyway, this fruit dip is super! Super easy, super tasty and has protein and good bacteria. It makes for a super well rounded snack! Super Fruit Dip Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)…

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Organization for Families

Being a minimalist and having a family works quite well, but just because the family owns less, doesn’t mean the house is a beautiful empty room. With kids running around, there are still shoes, toys and school books all over, it helps to have some organized ways to handle it. With having 5 kids, we’ve…

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The Chore Jar

Over the years we’ve implemented many chore rotation plans. The kids have had more and more responsibility as they have gotten older, but between the ages of 5 to 10, the chore jar was the best! The method: 3 kids 1 “jar chore” each day 6 days of chores (Sunday off) =18 chores Each day…

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Hootenanny Pancakes

I got this recipe from my great aunt in Oklahoma when I was young. It has become a family favorite and our typical Saturday morning breakfast. Hootenanny Pancakes  Ingredients: 6 eggs 1 cup flour (almond, oat or all purpose*) 1 cup milk or yogurt 1/4 cup butter Directions: Put butter in a large cast iron…

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Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce

Monday, I posted a recipe for Salmon Patties, but did you know that you can easily make tartar sauce to go with them? Oh yes! And so easy: Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise (click here for a simple recipe) 1 large (or 4 small) dill pickle, finely diced (should equal about 1/2…

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