san fransisco rice and other hot messes

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Hello there, carby, starchy side dish. Who ever thought of combining pasta and rice? It’s kind of like combining soup and stew. But; manohman it sure is tasty. I made this the other week when we were “rowing” our Five In A Row book of Grandfather’s Journey. In the book, the chronicles of an old Japanese man are recorded as he spends lots of time in San Fransisco and Japan.  The unit study also has a cookbook to go along with each book, so I decided to make the “San Fransisco Rice” recipe. Yes, it’s like Rice-A-Roni™, aka “The San Fransisco […]

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corn dog muffins

corn dog bites

Your kids will love these. Don’t have kids? That’s okay… you will love them, too. You don’t love them? That’s okay, too… your dog will be in heaven. No dog? Your cat will paw at it, chase it and eventually eat it on your pillow at 3:42 am. And, probably puke at 4:21am. Because cats puke sometimes. No cat? My goodness… get a Tegu. They eat anything. But, chances are, there won’t be leftovers for your pets. Heck, there might not be any left for your kid, for that matter. Shhhh…. make these in the middle of the night, and […]

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homemade spaghetti Os

homemade spaghetti Os

Spaghetti-O’™s are one of those quintessential american kid food. Up there with mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, and of course, PB&J. Unfortunately, so many “kids foods” are laden with… well, crap. I’m not a fan of entire meals from a box or a can, and I really try to create from scratch whenever possible. But: there are somethings that are close to impossible to recreate. For example: Spaghetti O’s ™ Because, if you ever look closely, they have three different sized O’s. So…. it has taken me 5 years to re create this perfectly. 5 years hunting down the […]

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