Monthly Archives: May 2011

Another Tried and True Cookie Recipe

I have decided that my favorite baked item is the cookie. I distinctly  remember making cookies when I was around ten years old.  I would spend hours going through the family recipe box and through family cookbooks, looking for a … Continue reading

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Artisan French Bread Recipe

It’s hard to slow down the pace of life with so many gadgets at our fingertips.  Our environment is constantly sending us stimuli from texting, to web surfing, to video game playing, etc.  And so, sometimes I like to take … Continue reading

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese vs. Boxed Mix

I’m very excited to include a recipe for baked macaroni and cheese on Valerie’s Cookbook. Yes, I know the boxed mixes are easy to make and dirt cheap to buy, but are the ingredients as wholesome as those used in … Continue reading

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Two Quick and Easy Dinner Meals

It seems like every week I post a few more recipes on my website, Valerie’s Cookbook.com. I thought it would be a good idea to mention a couple of quick and easy dinner meals you can make in less than … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and Meatballs – Marinara Conundrum

As I post new photos for my spaghetti and meatballs recipe I have to make a confession about marinara sauce. I usually buy canned sauce at the store.  Granted, I do buy a good organic sauce from Trader Joe’s that … Continue reading

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Food Allergies – Grades K-12

There are many worries when a child with food allergies enters school.  We thought about ways our son might get exposed to nuts and ways our son could learn how to prevent exposure to nuts. We always informed each of … Continue reading

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Food Allergies and Preschool

Once a child with food allergies is old enough to enter preschool and then primary school it seems like the risk of exposure to allergens goes up significantly. Before finalizing our son’s enrollment in preschool we checked with the teacher … Continue reading

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Food Allergies – Play Dates and Sleepovers

Sometime between the ages of 2 and 3 our son began to receive invitations for play dates and then as he entered primary school he was invited to sleepovers. Our son’s nut allergy once again reared its ugly head and … Continue reading

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New Recipes

I have posted some new recipes on Valerie’s Cookbook.  Let’s start with breakfast, how about a batch of oatmeal raisin spice muffins?  For lunch consider making Italian penne pasta.  Dinner could be tandoori chicken with yogurt sauce.  And how about some … Continue reading

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Food Allergies – Eating Out

When you have a child with a food allergy of any sort, you really have to be careful when eating out. I’m sure for many parents the stress of eating out with a child who has food allergies is so … Continue reading

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