Katy Killilea

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Katy Killilea lives in Barrington with her husband, their sons (2001 + 2003), and a dog named Grover. Katy loves reading, cooking, loud pants, the Beehive in Bristol, and learning everything she can about Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. She says more about that at Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes.

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It’s National Poetry Month

It’s National Poetry Month

[ 2 ] April 11, 2011 |

We’ve all learned that poetry doesn’t have to rhyme, but isn’t it ever so much more fantastic when it does? Move over, Billy Collins and Mary Oliver! Rhymes are ticklish fun, especially when they catch us off guard: witness the undying popularity of Deee-Lite’s Groove is in the Heart (on my supperdish, my succotash wish […]

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Treats for All at Wildflour

Treats for All at Wildflour

[ 8 ] April 6, 2011 |

Whether or not you’re vegan, your family will find something to love at about Wildflour Vegan Bakery & Juice Bar in Pawtucket: Snickerdoodles and scones and raspberry squares and peanut butter brownies; watermelon juice and wheat grass and intense teas and coffees. It’s all vegan, and much of it is gluten free. This is a […]

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Great Cookbooks for Families: Just Do It. Yourself.

Great Cookbooks for Families: Just Do It. Yourself.

[ 1 ] February 11, 2011 |

Doing it yourself: it’s pretty much what any kind of bragging boils down to. From the proud toddler who pulls up his own underpants to the grandma who mixes perfect cocktails, everyone craves a sense of mastery. That’s why Vanessa Barrington’s D.I.Y. Delicious has such immediate appeal, whether you’re dipping a pinky toe into DIY, or you’re already fermenting beer in the back of your shoe cobbling studio.

Making things from scratch that most people don’t is a hoot, especially when it’s easy. And better yet: when it’s cheap.

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Grocery News: One Day It Will Be Spring

Grocery News: One Day It Will Be Spring

[ 4 ] February 1, 2011 |

We’ve given it a good shot. But at this point in the ice and snow, my family’s locavore enthusiasm has dwindled: we’ve got a bushel box of (Seekonk) butternut squash that replenishes itself overnight, a case of applesauce made by (Providence) at-risk teens, and five frozen whole (Saunderstown) chickens. That’s all fine stuff, but it […]

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Grocery News: 2010 Snack-tacular

Grocery News: 2010 Snack-tacular

[ 0 ] December 10, 2010 |

by Katy Killilea Some Grocery News-worthy, wholesome snacks have come through these parts recently and it would be wrong for us to keep them to ourselves. Many who’d spend their grocery dollars on these upstanding treats are the very same who grind their own nut butters and bake their own granola bars. But the goodies […]

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New Releases: Maira Kalman for Everyone

New Releases: Maira Kalman for Everyone

[ 3 ] December 8, 2010 |

Reviews by Katy Killilea Way beyond smart and funny, Maira Kalman balances quirky, colorful, mind- and vocabulary-expanding punchiness with sturdy, serious ideas. Gouache illustrations of the minutiae that make life great are immediately recognizable in her picture books for kids (which appeal equally to adults) and her picture books for adults (which are just as […]

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Time For Dinner

Time For Dinner

[ 3 ] October 18, 2010 |

Reviewed by Katy Killilea When Cookie magazine folded, I didn’t mind the loss of the mother/toddler fashion spread. But the loss of Cookie‘s excellent cooking columns was a blow. They were perfect! Fantastic! Realistic, delicious, and they utilized just the right combination of nice ingredients and ordinary cupboard crud. So hooray for this cookbook from […]

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School Lunch Box 2010

School Lunch Box 2010

[ 6 ] August 31, 2010 |

By Katy Killilea A child’s lunch box is a tiny, portable piece of home. Like a happy home, it is best kept clean and comfortable and filled with good things to eat. Finding the right format for your child’s lunch need not be tricky, and waxed paper and a bag might be all anyone actually […]

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Hand Wash Cold

Hand Wash Cold

[ 6 ] August 18, 2010 |

Reviewed by Katy Killilea What a disruptive shock of connection Hand Wash Cold gave me! Written by Karen Maezen Miller, a Zen Buddhist priest who is also a mostly at-home parent, there’s no chance I would have finished it if it were what it seemed to be: another pop-Buddhism mommy book. Based on its publicity, […]

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Family Travel: New (to Us) Hampshire

Family Travel: New (to Us) Hampshire

[ 7 ] August 4, 2010 |

New Hampshire was a winter-only destination for us, before our kids knew enough to state preferences. Driving through the snowy mountains, we would laugh as we imagined the dorks who’d arrive in summer to take children to the Storyland theme park, instead of bundling them into a pulk for some (nothing dorky about it) Nordic […]

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