About Allison

Allison Ruth, mama to three hungry girls, blogs at Some the Wiser where she takes life as it comes and tries to learn a little something as she goes.
Whether she’s baking bread, sewing, or contemplating the fate of socks gone missing in the laundry, she looks for the peace and creativity life offers to everyone who is paying attention.

Cobb Salad Sandwich

A round up of recipes featuring eggs

With Easter just around the corner, I’ve got Eggs on my mind. Although grocery stores make it possible to have eggs all year round, Spring is when eggs are naturally at their nutritional peak, which partly explains why they are featured so prominently on the Easter menu.

If you are looking for a way to use eggs as part of your Easter decor, check out this post on  How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally.

If you are looking to understand why all eggs aren’t created equally and how beneficial it can be to buy local eggs this Spring, check out this post on The Beauty of Farm Fresh Eggs and How to Source Them.

And if you need recipes, to fill up the Easter Menu or to use up all those leftover eggs after your holiday guests hit the road, we’ve got you covered. Here are Eight Great Egg Recipes for Spring that the whole family will enjoy!

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Skillet Amaranth Cornbread (gluten free recipe)

Sometimes a recipe crosses my path and makes it onto my table that is so good, I feel a moral responsibility to share it with the world.

A few weeks ago, my mom showed up to Sunday dinner with this Skillet Amaranth Cornbread and I knew, I really knew, that this recipe needed to be made again and again and shared as widely as possible. It is just that good.

This whole grain bread is a far cry from the spongy yellow cafeteria impostor that posed as cornbread on my childhood school lunch tray. For years, as a result of said sponge bread, I thought I didn’t even like cornbread.

This delicious gluten free bread, however, stole the Sunday dinner show and over shadowed even my favorite chili recipe.

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Crispy bacon and roasted asparagus with baked eggs in simplebites.net

For the love of Asparagus (Recipe Round Up)

There is a light at the end of the Winter tunnel! Spring is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. Never mind that there are snowflake flurries whirling just outside my window as I write this, I am still dreaming of blossoms, and sunshine, and Spring produce finally making its appearance.

As one of the first fresh Spring vegetables to make its appearance in the farmer’s market, asparagus is also one of my favorite Spring produce items. It’s a burst of much anticipated green after the long winter.

Asparagus is delicious even at its simplest, lightly steamed, grilled, or sauteed, and eaten plain. Yet it is also a versatile vegetable that adds a lot of nutrition and flavor to soups, tarts, pizzas, and more! You can even can it to enjoy long after spring ends.

Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite Simple Bites recipes for Asparagus. Also, check out this post for tips on selecting the best asparagus and instructions for how to trim it.

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Lemon Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

It’s been snowing all day in my corner of the world. The sky is grey and the snow is so thick that you can’t see more than a few feet in front of you when you step outdoors.

With a grey, blustery, wintry day ahead of me, I turn to the kitchen for warmth and I find a bag of lemons waiting for me. Lemons are in season right now, one of the only bright things produced in winter, which tells me that Mother Nature understands comfort food.

Surely She knew that a warm bowl of Lemon Pudding could bring a little ray of sunshine on a cold winter’s day.

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How to make homemade microwave popcorn

18 healthful snacks, better for you, better for your wallet

It’s hard to resist the urge to snack, especially when those mid-afternoon cravings hit and dinner is still hours away. If there are kids in the picture, then snacks are almost a necessary part of the day’s meal plan.

When you choose healthful, whole food snacks you don’t have to feel guilty when you reach for a quick bite to eat between meals. Best of all, you can save a lot of money by passing up the potato chips and packaged snacks for simple, homemade snacks that are better for you and better for your wallet.

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