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What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen

June 28, 2011
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What if your father was the slightly kinder, gentler, and less profane version of Gordon Ramsey? What if your mom left an unhappy marriage and became the pampered wife of a Big-10 basketball coach? What if you’d moved nearly half a dozen times in the past two years and created a new identity for yourself, […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: The Gastrokid Cookbook

August 14, 2009
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What exactly is a “gastrokid?” Well the authors of The Gastrokid Cookbook have developed a Gastrokid manifesto that states: Gastrokid: noun. A combination of “gastronomy” (the study of food) and “kid.” Coined by, Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans founders of Gastrokid.com, a Web site popular among parents dedicated to feeding their children the best food […]

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The Wacky Antique Kitchen Gadget Revealed

April 15, 2009
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You guys had some seriously creative guesses as to the identity of the mystery item I posted about on Monday. They ran the gamut from candle snuffer to tea strainer. The winner of the random drawing, Evelyn, ventured a guess that the object in question was a flour sifter. She unfortunately wasn’t correct, but she’s […]

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Let’s Play: Guess the Antique Kitchen Gadget

April 13, 2009
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Erin’s Note: The contest has ended. If you would like to learn the identity of the gadget please click here. For many years my grandmother worked for a living history museum called the Norlands. Norlands is the ancestral home of the Washburn family. You’ve probably never heard of them but during the 19th century the […]

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The River Cottage Family Cookbook

August 15, 2008

The River Cottage Family Cookbook is a wonderful addition to the kitchen bookshelf. The authors, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Fizz Carr have researched and created a fanciful yet extremely factual cooking companion for the entire family to enjoy and learn from. These unique writers delve into the veritable meat and bones of the “whys” of cookery […]

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