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Healthy homemade holiday pancakes

Sarah Henning

Each year on Christmas morning, my family always, always, always has a big breakfast. Homemade scones. Omelet casserole. A enormous bowl of fruit salad. Mom-mixed hot chocolate. Lemon poppy seed bread. It’s a spread. And it’s something my parents have been doing for decades. To me, the act of eating ...

A minty fresh treat for the late December days

Sarah Henning

It’s funny to me how each one of us associates this time of year with a certain “holidays-only” flavor. For some, it might be eggnog. Or fruitcake. Or chestnuts. And then there are the secondary flavors — ones that we might enjoy more this time of year than we would ...

Tip-toe back into the kitchen with slow-cooker curry

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/nov/25/282735/ My kitchen got some pretty heavy use over the holiday — before, during and after the holiday. Honestly, we needed to take a break from each other. The feeling was mutual (my poor oven). To ease back into the kitchen, it seems only right to use my slow cooker. ...

A holiday week snack perfect for the kiddos

Sarah Henning

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends. I hope everyone is warm and cozy and gearing up to devour some delicious seasonal treats on the big day (and then for a few days thereafter). Last week, I shared an easy and tasty side dish perfect for bringing to dinner or adding to your ...

A jewel of a seasonal side dish

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/nov/11/282052/ Given it’s the week before Thanksgiving, chances are you’re thinking a bit about the big ol’ dinner that we all have on the final Thursday of the month. My husband and I host Thanksgiving each year at our house, but the cooking is left to my dad, who ties ...

'Baked' sweet potatoes in the slow cooker

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/oct/27/281214/ It’s hard for some people to imagine, but maternity leave isn’t just a 12-week staycation with a cute baby. It’s 12 weeks of barely any schedule, unpredictable amounts of sleep and never knowing when you’ll actually have time to do something. Which means that I both have time and ...

Spooky good cookie dough bites

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/oct/19/280782/ At this point in my life, I’m not one to overdose on Halloween candy. Up until a few years ago, yes. Now, not so much. Mostly because if I start eating it, I won’t stop. So I don’t start (if I can help it). But that doesn’t mean I ...

Celebrating sweet potatoes

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/oct/15/280600/ October is pretty tuber-tubular, according to the local farm set. A group of area farmers, foodies, restaurants and stores have banded together to make October “Celebrate Sweet Potatoes” month in Lawrence, even going so far as getting the City Commission to give the orange spud its own month. The ...

A simple, hearty, handheld meal

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/oct/07/280132/ Life with a new baby is always a lot harder than you’d think it would be, even when you’ve already been through the ringer as a new parent before. It’s kind of funny, actually, that an infant that sleeps for 20 hours a day could take up so much ...

A twist on ratatouille

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/01/278309/ October is a strange time of year if you eat seasonally. It’s easy to want the best of both worlds — the taste of summer to go along with the sort of warm comfort food that sounds so fantastic when a chill comes to the air. Luckily, there are ...

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