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Maple French toast breakfast bake

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Growing up, my dad, Ed, often made French toast for Sunday breakfast. It was always a highlight of the weekend, but he would also make it during the weekday for a special treat before school, too, with two caveats.

The first was I had to ask nicely. The second was I had to wake up early that morning.

Given how infrequently waking up early happened by the time my senior year of high school rolled around, French toast mornings were always infrequent but very special days in the Parks household.

Kitchen time savers (Part 2)

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From big-batch cooking on the weekends, to "pantry raid" recipes for fast weeknight meals, it only takes a glance through some of my past posts to know that I'm not one to turn my nose up at a time-saving trick when it comes to making meals. Here, I'm sharing a series of a few time-savers that I've turned to often.

Search #timesavers for more helpful tricks and tips!

Kitchen time savers (Part 1)

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From big-batch cooking on the weekends, to "pantry raid" recipes for fast weeknight meals, it only takes a glance through some of my past posts to know that I'm not one to turn my nose up at a time-saving trick when it comes to making meals. Here, I'm sharing a series of classic time-savers that I've turned to often.

Stay tuned for more tips, tricks and shortcuts! For quick weeknight dinners, also search for #pantryraid.

Happy Thanksgiving

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With the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday today, and other holidays following in swift order over the coming weeks, this season will be undeniably different for many families this year. Tables may be emptier. Friends and families connecting virtually instead of in person.

Foodie Resolutions: A five-year recap

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I came across an article on MSN Food & Drink in January 2015 that outlined new things that foodies should try in the new year.

The article (now accessible via PopSugar) really inspired me over the years to make and tackle some of my own "foodie resolutions" as well as see how many I could cross off from this list. Today, I'm revisiting some of them, five years later, as a recap of what I've accomplished.

May 2018 Update

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Well. It has been an interesting start to the year. I've been on the fence about how much "personal" content to post here, ever since I started this blog over a year ago. Not that I don't want my posts to be personal—certainly, I'm not a robot, and don't want to sound like one—but topic-wise, I've largely gotten away from daily journal, day-to-day posting that I did in the past on my blogs to focus exclusively on food topics here. I think everyone will excuse me for this particular deviation, though...