10 Ways to Have an Affordable, Waste-Free Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Have an Affordable, Waste-Free Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving time... "Do you want to get a free-range turkey for Thanksgiving?" My husband texted me a local farm's screenshot for $5.99/pound. "Is that a good price?" I'm a vegetarian. I'm happy with a carrot. I usually make Indian food--the smell of...

Miso Soup with Mustard Greens Will Warm Your Soul

Miso Soup with Mustard Greens Will Warm Your Soul

Miso Soup with Mustard Greens What do vegetarians eat when they're sick? Miso soup since your grandmother's famous chicken noodle soup isn't an option. We have to improvise. Miso is a very simple broth to use in anything. It's fermented bean paste, and it comes in a...

Sanity Tips: Don’t Go Crazy At Report Card Time

Sanity Tips: Don’t Go Crazy At Report Card Time

Keep your sanity at report card time! The day before report card day is one of four days a year students miraculously care about the number in the grade book. Nobody cared when I said, "Sure, get that to me tomorrow," or "It'll be posted on the Google Classroom Wall."...

My World-Famous Gluten-Free (maybe even Paleo!) Rice Pudding

My World-Famous Gluten-Free (maybe even Paleo!) Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding: The perfect dessert This rice pudding is amazing. I used to work at a Greek diner. Rice pudding was one of the desserts that flew off the shelf. I don't know if this is the exact rice pudding recipe that I learned. I adapt and modify everything as I go...

The Waffle That’ll Free You From Diners For Good

The Waffle That’ll Free You From Diners For Good

Waffle: the bread of life. I have a very simple waffle recipe I'd like to share, but first I'd like to give you the secret to waffles--never make one batch. Make ten. Twenty maybe. Waffles are the type of food you should have on hand all the time. They're...

Take Out Series: Sushi 101

Take Out Series: Sushi 101

What do you do if you want to save money but you don't want to get rid of your take-out lifestyle? Learn to make your own sushi. One of the biggest take-out items I missed when I moved to the woods and left unnecessary spending behind was takeout. When I lived in the...

Lice: How to overcome terror and save your child

Lice: How to overcome terror and save your child

Lice is coming to get you... "Lice is coming around both classes," a mom wrote in the class Facebook thread. I consult the thread for all notices and assignments that don't survive, but lice terrifies me to the core. It's the "He Who Shall Not Be Named" in my...

Bread Pudding: Why You Should Eat Stale Food

Bread Pudding: Why You Should Eat Stale Food

Make 4AM Bread Pudding Why do I call this "4AM bread pudding?" Because I'm up at 4AM writing. This makes it convenient for me to pop things in the oven and eat breakfast hot and fresh. The secret is prepping the dough, mix, or batter the night before so all I have to...