Noodle Casserole

There are so many great varieties of this classic oven-baked meal. Our very basic recipe can be enhanced by adding in your choice of protein, vegetables, and cheese.

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Refeeding My Anorexic Child

Helping a loved one get well when they’re ill usually involves doing what you can to help them relieve their discomfort and fight to overcome their illness. You’re working together. This isn’t the case with mental illness. For a teenager with an eating disorder like Julia, wellness and relief from pain were not her endgame when she was in crisis, nor we were in it together. It was so complicated and counterintuitive as a parent and caregiver. I couldn’t understand why anyone would feel compelled to harm themselves. But mental illness sends a different message to the afflicted. It makes everyday living full of conflict. Anorexia, experts say, is the worst of all of them with its high mortality rate and long-term physical damage.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

The fall season really brings out our love of pumpkin and what better way to celebrate that than with our delicious pumpkin chocolate chip bread? We enjoy it so much that we tend to make it all year round.

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Pasta Salad

This easy-to-make dish is great for lunch, dinner, a picnic, or a road trip. It’s the best when summer vegetables and herbs are still available, but we enjoy it in colder weather too.

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