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Whole milk is revolutionizing my kitchen

Posted by Robin Abel on

Lots of people love the creaminess of whole milk.  Doctors advise us to have toddler drink it because of the health benefits.  In my kitchen, whole milk is changing the way I cook and transforming how things taste. The first time whole milk blew my mind was with pancakes.  My son loves pancakes, could eat them every day, and we make a lot of them from scratch or from a mix.  We were sampling a pancake mix from the store one day and I used the whole milk.  Whoa!  Life changing. The other day, I decided to make rice pudding.  Now, not...

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Quick and Easy Holiday Entertaining

Posted by Robin Abel on

Holidays are crazy.  There's so much to do and everything has to be perfect... so we think.  Sometimes "perfection" doesn't need to be hand made but simply a way that you enjoy the holiday.  Someone just came into the store asking for a suggestion of where to order cookie trays.  She said, "I love cookies.  Hate to make them.  So I buy them."  Brilliant woman.  Certainly my lightbulb moment for the day. Entertaining, whether it be for your boss or simply your family (you can decided which is easier), is one more thing that makes us crazy.  Cooking can put people over the...

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Living the simple life

Posted by Robin Abel on

The day after a holiday is relatively slow at the store.  Today, people are getting over their sugar induced haze from last nights Halloween activities.  That actually works out well because my lovely son gave me his cold and a slow day allows me to infect less people.  While these days typically drive me nuts, I'll be happy for this one so I can eat my chicken noodle soup in peace.   I'm grateful to live in a town where trick or treat is so much fun and we need a day to recoup from it!  Our family loads up the kids and...

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Pancake Mixes - Saving the world one kitchen at a time

Posted by Robin Abel on

In our crazy life, sitting down to eat a family meal is tough.  There are practices, games, classes, meetings, and so many more activities that eat away at precious family time.  Parents was to have “family dinner” but many will admit this happens in the drive through lane more often than the dinning room table. What if I told you that a family meal was easier to achieve than you think?  Enter the pancake mix… unassuming, seemingly simple member of your pantry that could make this meal a reality.   Pick a breakfast, not a dinner family meal – During busy seasons,...

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Come sample our breakfast

Posted by Robin Abel on

People ask if I've owned a retail store before.  Nope.  Do you make any of the food in your store?  Nope.  Did your previous career move you into this direction?  Ah, not so much.  Yes, it is a mystery why this former children's ministry/women's ministry/leadership trainer turned local product store owner. Let me solve the puzzle for you. I never had any intention of working for churches.  Before that, I was actually an event planner with a marketing background.  Yes, I have worked in retail stores for years which is how I paid for gas and food for a while.  But I...

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