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Baking With Veggies

Baking With Veggies

Living in the great state of Vermont, we are not blessed with a very long growing season. We do, however, get an abundance of root veggies in the fall and winter. I will sometimes get asked the question of what to do with all those potatoes, parsnips, beets and carrots you get during the cooler months because, honestly, you can ...

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Marley’s Tips – Delicious No-Bake Summer Treats: Frozen Banana Bites

Marley’s Tips – Delicious No-Bake Summer Treats: Frozen Banana Bites

I do not handle the summer heat very well. It’s probably one of the reasons I moved from southern Pennsylvania to Vermont. While it still gets hot here, Vermont summers are nothing like the summers my family still endures. No one wants to cook when it’s hot, much less turn on an oven to bake something. But sometimes you are ...

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Need a Quick Side Dish? You’ll Love This Garlic Scape Pesto!

Need a Quick Side Dish? You’ll Love This Garlic Scape Pesto!

I’m a one-dish-meal kind of person. For dinner I might make quiche, or pizza, or minestrone soup, but I rarely make a salad to go with it, and I never make side dishes. I’m not sure if it just doesn’t occur to me or if prepping more than one thing exceeds my capability in the kitchen. Or maybe I’m just ...

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Marley’s Tips: Dessert For One

Marley’s Tips: Dessert For One

We’ve all seen the Pinterest posts. Cake for one. Mug cakes. Single-serving desserts. These always intrigued me, but as a traditional baker I don’t generally like the idea of microwaving my dessert. One night however, I wanted a treat, and I didn’t really want to get my mixer out and dirty a bunch of dishes. I did some searching and ...

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Marley’s Tips: Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Marley’s Tips: Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Remember those FLUFFERNUTTER® sandwiches you had as a kid? Licking your fingers to get all that precious sweet stuff off? Surprisingly, it is pretty easy to make your own marshmallow creme and let your kids enjoy the same memories you had. This is the same recipe I use in my Marley’s Whoopie Pie filling but it can be used for just about ...

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The Grossest Recipe I’ve Ever Loved

The Grossest Recipe I’ve Ever Loved

I’m almost a little embarrassed to share this recipe with you – both that I made it, and that I ate it AND that I liked it! But we are all friends here, right – you won’t judge me too harshly, right? RIGHT!?!?!? To give you a little of the back story – my husband was recently diagnosed with LADA ...

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After All These Years … It Is Still a Great Meal

After All These Years … It Is Still a Great Meal

Chicken with Portobello Mushrooms and Rice Back when I was in college, I could swear that I was the poorest of all poor students, stitching together up to three jobs to put myself through school, and most importantly, to keep myself there. The fact that I had limited financial resources meant that I really needed to get creative if I ...

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Marley’s Tips: Homemade Vanilla, Just in Time for Christmas!

Marley’s Tips: Homemade Vanilla, Just in Time for Christmas!

Marley’s Tips is a regular feature on VT Mommies. Each month, Laura of MarleyCakes will provide quick baking tips that any busy mom can use … (yes, even those of us who don’t typically cook anything). Budgets can be a little tight around the holidays.  Travel, gifts, and lots of food can leave your wallet feeling a bit worn out.  ...

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