We Gather Together

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Around our Thanksgiving table tomorrow, there will be family, friends, and neighbors. Just how I like it. I’ve always viewed Thanksgiving as essentially a communal event. “The more, the merrier” applied to the first Thanksgiving...
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How to Plant a Backyard Garden

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle The Monday before Halloween Daddy Rooster was out of town, and five of the kids had strep throat. My fun-filled plans for the week had quickly changed. But thanks to the wonder of antibiotics, everybody was feeling better by Wednesday. So I deemed them...
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Grocery Store Lessons

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle “How do you do it?” people sometimes ask me. Meaning how do I raise six kids, including two sets of twins. Or home school them all. Or grocery shop with everybody in tow.   I have lots of ready quips, but the advice I dish out the most...
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Gourmet Truck Stops

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle At Lake Lily Park, it feels like fall, and I’m waiting for dinner out of a truck. On Tuesday nights there’s a food truck pod I’ve wanted to visit for months now. It’s finally worked out. So tonight, my friend Heather will introduce me to her favorite...
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Feast for the Eyes

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Every morning this week, a delicious new treat has shown up in my mailbox — homemade sugar doughnuts, petite iced cakes, pork belly braised with fennel and garlic, and this morning — fajitas. As I read through my friends’ new...
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Coffee Theories

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Finishing my second cup of coffee this morning, I began ruminating on advice I’ve received recently regarding this favorite drink of mine.   Caffeine is not good for me, at least in the quantities I consume, said a bar graph in a magazine...
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The Croissant that Love Made

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I first posted this story on July 7, 2011, just as we were starting Frizzle Chicks. I recently enjoyed another almond croissant at Sweet Traditions. That makes two, well, three this summer! So I thought I’d share this story with y’all...
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