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The Nom-Nom Diaries: Sausage & Greens Soup

For years I dismissed greens. Most people tend to over cook them, making them a soggy, gooey mess.

But in my first season with my share at A Place on Eearth CSA, I had to face the greens. Kale. Big bunches of it every week. I discovered something odd... I love kale, especially raw kale (and, oddly enough, so do my dogs). Yeah, you read that right. Raw kale. And yes, you read the parentehses right, too: my dogs LOVE kale. They'll eat anything.

The Nom-Nom Diaries: Make your own Instant Oatmeal

As a mild creature of habit, every weekday morning starts with tea and oatmeal for me. I fluctuate between steel cut oats (which I love) and instant oatmeal.

Instant oatmeal is, quite simply, more convenient. And for the longest time, it didn't occur to me that I could make my own from scratch. After reading a column in the New York Times by Mark Bittman, I had a light bulb moment, and set forth in search of instant oatmeal recipes.

In the end, it's cheaper per packet, and you can control the type and quality of the ingredients.

The Nom-Nom Diaries: Homemade Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Who doesn't love a nice heaping, steaming plate of biscuits & gravy? It's one of those breakfasts (and every now and then dinner), that I love to make on special occaisions.

My biscuits are, of course, from a recipe book - in this case Betty Crocker. It's a basic, easy to make baking-powder biscuit (think store bought biscuit mixes), that is so easy, you might just wonder why you ever bought a mix!

Baking Powder Biscuits (very easily double, tripled and so on):

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon sugar

The Nom-Nom Diaries: Homemade Sweet & Spicy pizza

Homemade pizza is high on my list of weeknight meals because it's easy (even if you make your own dough), and so much cheaper than even a frozen pizza. That said, it was a frozen pizza that inspired me to try this. One of our favorites is store brand Sweet & Spicy - Italian sausage with sweet bell peppers.

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