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Another week…

We are both slipping!!!! The Cowboys and Eagles made a poor showing this weekend, on both the field and our TVs! Because we were not home to cook (but rather in a bar, watching our standings slip), we made some of our favorite comfort foods, which touched upon our visiting teams.

Check out our recipe HERE for the best homemade mac and cheese!And HERE for our NY Systems hot wieners!

We love to revisit things that work for the cool Fall days- falling into the comfort of chunky sweaters, watching three games throughout the day, and relaxing with family before we start our week. We hope your teams are faring better than our boys and can’t wait to see what next week brings! ‘Til then- stay strong, cook well and laugh (at our records) a lot!

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Banana Bread… for fun!

We may be new, but we have some great friends already! An awesome reader came up with this recipe for those of us wanting to stick with clean eating, but who also enjoy a treat! Read on!

Banana Bread/Muffins!

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4 T raw honey
1/4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 cup of organic butter (but organic applesauce is way better)
3 1/2 large ripe organic bananas
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups Hodgson Mill wheat flour (GMO free- yay!)
1 t pure vanilla
nuts and shaved organic dark chocolate are optional!

Set oven to 375.

Combine all ingredients until well mixed (add 1/4 c chopped nuts if desired).

If using a muffin pan 20-25 min is perfect, 45 minutes (or until middle is cooked) if using a loaf pan.

Top with shaved chocolate before cooling (if you’re into that 😉)

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THANK YOU to reader Nikki Calcione for sharing her secrets with us!

 

And thank you to this Prince, for taste testing them!

And thank you to this Prince, for taste testing them!

 

 

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Preseason

…Let’s just all say it: IT’S THE WORST!

There are memes and jokes and games that aren’t aired for days, and bars aren’t showing preseason games, so you have to just wait for updates if your team isn’t local (i.e. in Philadelphia or Dallas while you’re in Rhode Island!).

It’s hard to be a football fan during preseason.

But… the leaves are slowly changing. The crickets are turning in early and the dew is still cold on the morning grass. FALL IS COMING!!!!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!?!?!?

The Papa and the Daughter are in the midst of trying to get some cook time in for Cincinnati Chili (oh Bengals… sorry about your loss!) and some Homemade Mac and Cheese to represent the south’s own Jacksonville Jaguars (that was a close one, Birds- way to pull it out!).

‘Til we get these awesome recipes up (with even better pictures), thank you for sticking with us as we get into the flow of  Carpenter in the Kitchen Season, and out of this preseason vibe!

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East Greenwich Art Festival

Though we love our football and our food, we love our community, too. Oddly, you might not know that this Cowboys Papa and Eagles lovin’ Daughter-in-Law hail from Rhode Island (Texas family) and Philadelphia, PA- respectively… but here we are in ‘Lil Rhody and our families are gearing up to spend an amazing weekend at Festival Fete’s East Greenwich Art Festival on August 31 and September 1.

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from Festival Fete’s webpage

From the site, which you can find HERE:

Festival Fete creates a one-of-a-kind community art festival featuring 100+ contemporary American craft artisans, local “festive food,” strolling entertainment, live music, free children’s crafts, and a specially-designed community art project. Our mission is to offer a platform for local artists — of various mediums and levels — to show their work. In collaboration with community talent, volunteers and sponsors, we create profitable platforms that celebrate locally grown art, food and merriment.

The festival is from 10-5pm at New England Tech in East Greenwich RI.  Featuring over 140 Contemporary American Artisans, Festive Food, Live Music and Strolling Entertainment to (YES, Big Nazo will be there), this weekend is surely not an event to miss! Come out to the East Greenwich Art Festival to bid a lasting farewell to Summer!  Best part for all the families out there? It’s FREE!

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from Festival Fete’s webpage

Though Chelley (daugher-in-law) will be in Pennsylvania for a wedding, Carpenter in the Kitchen will be looking for submissions for you favorite foods and vendors to be featured in this Community section of the blog! Will you be heading to East Greenwich? Don’t forget to tell us about your plans in the comments, and don’t forget to follow Festival Fete’s Twitter updates HERE!

 

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