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Get to the Table: Why You Should be Eating Dinner With Your Family Every Night | TheSweetPlantain.com #family #meals #parenting

Believe it or not, I didn't realize I was a total weirdo until I was well into my twenties. For some this may come as no surprise, but I've pretty much spent the majority of my life in a state of oblivion. I made assumptions that everyone was like me. That what I considered normal […] Read More

The Canary: Our Upcycled Swing Set. The eyesore of a swing in our backyard got transformed into a fully function set that looks fantastic! #diy #upcycle #kids

I think it's safe to say that this little house we just started renting is full of character. Not just because it's an older house. Or because the one bathroom we all share is the most slender room you've ever had the pleasure to walk sideways through. The yard - the huge, leaf-littered yard - […] Read More


Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe

Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe | TheSweetPlantain.com #healthy #diy #tutorial

Okay, first I'm going to start off with a bit of a pity party. I know, not the best way to capture an audience, but...I'm feeling sorry for myself. You see, I took all these amazing photos of tamarinds while I was preparing this recipe - gorgeous photos. The light was perfect, the tamarind itself […] Read More

15 Easy and Attractive Cinder Block DIY Projects | TheSweetPlantain.com #DIY #Reuse #Upcycle

Our new backyard has all these little groupings of cinder blocks littered around. And since I'm just that practical kind of gal, I got to thinking...what could I do with these things? And now it's practically an obsession. As it happens, you can make some pretty nifty things using cinder blocks. So I thought I'd […] Read More


Homemade Kettle Corn

Homemade Kettle Corn – Make this salty sweet snack with quality ingredients at home | TheSweetPlantain.com #tutoriall

One of the things Tony missed most when I got rid of our microwave years ago was kettle corn. That yummy popcorn that's the perfect mix of salty and sweet. It's the best. And unless you're fortunate enough to be walking through a fair with a kettle corn vendor, the microwave is really your only […] Read More

2-Ingredient Plantain Muffins – an easy, grain-free recipe for lightly sweet muffins…or pancakes! | TheSweetPlantain.com

So the other day I may have walked out of the Latin market with a cart full of almost-ripe plantains. Maybe. Really, it was only twenty or so. And I may have gotten a bit impatient. After all, waiting for that many plantains to reach peak ripeness so that I can make fried sweet plantains […] Read More

Weekly Snapshot 3/14/15 {A Plague on Our House, Tree Climbers, & Front Porch Sitting} | TheSweetPlantain.com

Well, we made it to our new digs in one piece! Let me rephrase. All the pieces made it to the new house, but we were, in fact, in shambles. We came down with a stomach bug just before the move, and spent moving day side-stepping sick children and the contents of their tummies. :( […] Read More

Weekly Snapshot 2/27/15 {An Icy Wonderland and Dreams of Spring} |TheSweetPlantain.com

Wow, what a week it's been for weather around here! We experienced our first freezing snow - waking up to see everything outside encased in a layer of ice. It was beautiful. And scary. The younger kids were quite certain that it was snow outside, and they couldn't understand the difference between snow and the […] Read More