Tips-y Tuesdays: Flying with a Toddler

I’ve talked before about flying with the Fudgelet. It’s never easy. It’s never fun. Do you ever enjoy flying? I didn’t even when I was single. There is always something to worry about, I feel gross before/during/after, there are so many lines and so much waiting around, and it takes so long (mostly because our trips tend to be cross-country). But, as the Fudgelet has gotten older, some of it has gotten easier. Thankfully, he is able to entertain himself a little and I imagine this will only continue. So, I can give him a toy, maybe provide a little demonstration/instruction, and then let him play.

How we all felt when we heard our flight would be 6.5 hours long.

How we all felt when we heard our flight would be 6.5 hours long.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Grilled Indian Chicken

Whenever I mention making some Indian food, K almost always wants chicken with some sort of sauce. And up to now, it was always roasting it in the oven and then either marinating the chicken with a yogurt sauce (and serving extra sauce on the side) or making a tomato/cream sauce. Now, I have a new method I can use when the weather is cooperating: the grill!

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Grilling 101

That’s right. It is early November and I am finally sharing what I learned from grilling this summer (for the first time). Haha. Well. Maybe you are still grilling it up, so here you go…if not, here are some thoughts for when spring comes.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Better Beef for Slow-Cooking and Stews

I read lots of tips and suggestions, but not all of them pan out. That’s why I wanted to share this one with you all. Basically, I read in a recipe from The Food Lab that you should do the opposite of what many recipes say to do with beef…and after trying it multiple times in different recipes, it has worked amazingly well each time!

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Tips-y Tuesdays: More Popsicles

I wanted to share some more popsicles I’ve made since we are quickly approaching the end of summer. Make these now, or save them for next year…or even make them with some frozen fruit maybe?

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Homemade Ravioli

I’ve blogged about homemade ravioli before, both successes and failures. I finally have discovered a few tools and tips that have helped make it fun…and create good ravioli!

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Update!

I get lots of requests for my chocolate chip cookies, but I still like to play around with the recipe. Sometimes I try completely new ones, and other times I take mine and tweak them. K had mentioned wanting the cookies to be a bit thicker and not spread as much. I also wanted to remove the ice cube part of my recipe because with my current fridge, getting ice cubes can be noisy. Usually I am making cookies during nap time, so I wanted a way of making the cookies in a quieter way. (Oddly enough, the mixer doesn’t usually wake the Fudgelet.)

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K wants the cookies bigger the next time I make them, but I was keeping them smaller for my dad. You can do whatever size you like, just know that you will need to adjust the baking time. These cookies do not spread as much as the original recipe, so you can put them a bit closer together.

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