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Food Gifts Kids Can Make

Food Gifts Kids Can Make

The holidays are SO MUCH FUN. Having kids around at the holidays is even more fun. The joy, the innocence, the unbridled love – it almost makes up for the early morning wake up calls and terrifying acrobatics my little men subject me to regularly.  So what better time to get in the kitchen, make […]

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Teal Pumpkin Project

The Year of the Teal Pumpkin

It was just a little over a year ago that one of my sons got sick. It was a nightmare scenario; we were traveling abroad in my husband’s home country, a place where we didn’t know the doctors, weren’t familiar with the hospitals and our then 6-month-old came down with what we thought at the […]

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Someday We Will All Laugh About This, Right?

Someday We Will All Laugh About This Right?

Someday we’ll think back on this time fondly, people tell me that. All. The. Time. They tell me that things were actually easier in this stage of life, that soon things will get much harder. REALLY?? I’m not sure I’m ready to hear that. Maybe it’s just brain fog, but I think I choose ignorance. […]

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summer barbecue

Throw the BEST Summer Barbecue

Well, as I sit here the heat index is 112 degrees so I would like to start this post off by telling you that BBQ timing is flexible. A BBQ can be for breakfast. Lately, it’s so hot that the optimal BBQ time might be 5 a.m. I kid! I kid! Seriously, summers are for […]

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To the Mom of the Kid with Food Allergies

To the Mom of the Kid with Food Allergies

Dear Mom, I see you over there, the one with the allergic kid. Looking worried, looking tired. I saw how you hovered near the playground searching the ground for errant animal crackers or peanuts, the offending food that could send your little one into an attack, that could keep him from breathing, that tiny bite […]

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Cool Summer Meals

Cool Summer Meals

According to the always reliable internet, this summer we are in JUST the right spot for outdoor dining! I don’t know about you, but heating up your house for summery meals on the patio or a picnic blanket just doesn’t seem quite right. So how about some cool no-cook dinner plans? Salads Well, you knew […]

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Kids Farmers Market Challenge

Kids Farmers Market Challenge

It’s almost summer which means it’s farmers market time! My all-time favorite farmers market activity? The Farmers Market Kids Challenge. So. Much. Fun! Here’s what you need: Kids – Check! Yours alone will be great, but you can add some friends, neighbors or cousins, if you dare. I’ve done the challenge in cooking classes and […]

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Costco $5 Rotisserie Chicken Dinners

Costco $5 Rotisserie Chicken Dinners

There are so many things to love about rotisserie chicken Costco $5 rotisserie chicken (which apparently has its own Facebook page). In the best of times, it’s crispy salty skin, and a meal on the table before “hangriness” sets in. A ready made meal you can feel halfway decent about while also shopping for tires and industrial sized boxes […]

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Cooking for the Heart

Cooking for the Heart

Hey, moms. Guess what? It’s not only old men who have heart problems. Actually, heart disease is the #1 killer of women! Seriously, I kid you not. You know what else? One of a woman’s most vulnerable times for heart issues is when they’re pregnant or have tiny babies. (Don’t we get all the luck?) […]

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Breakfast Around the Tree

Breakfast Around the Tree

Do you the remember holidays when you were a child? What is it that you remember, is it presents? A specific toy that you pined for? Something your parents paid a mint and battled crowds for? If you and I share similar memories the presents don’t really come to the forefront.  What I remember are […]

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