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Love Letter to my Instant Pot

Love Letter to My Instant Pot

Dear Instant Pot, I feel a little funny writing to you. We’ve been working together so well though, and my heart is telling me it’s time to tell you how I really feel.  I love you. The way you bail me out at 5 p.m., when I suddenly realize I don’t have dinner started nor […]

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Healthy Eating in the Winter Months

With the frigid temps outside and oversized sweaters and comfy leggings on, all I want to do is cozy up and nosh on some comfort food. When hunger strikes, I don’t always want to whip up a light summer treat when it is 20 degrees out! Sure that might be healthier, but not so much during […]

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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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Making Evenings Count | 2016 #CostcoMomHour

This post is sponsored by Costco in conjunction with our national Costco Mom Hour event. For more details and tickets for this event, click here.If you’re like me, then you’re always looking for ways to make your days go just a little bit smoother. Between dinner for six, activities at least three nights a week and all […]

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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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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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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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Kid-Friendly Winter Drinks

I love a hot chocolate packet, don’t get me wrong, but by mid-January I’ve reached my instant hot chocolate threshold. To spice things up, my kids and I tried a few warm winter drink recipes: vanilla milk, healthy hot chocolate and homemade apple cider. The [not very scientific] results are in. Meet The Tasters: Mom: I didn’t last […]

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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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What’s for Dinner? Breaking Out of a Food Rut

Post-motherhood, I don’t have the brainpower to decide what’s for dinner five nights a week, so I have outsourced this to the internet. Here’s how I broke out of my food rut. There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that home cooked meals are not only better for you but they also help keep a […]

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A Cooking Birthday Party for Kids

A Cooking Birthday Party for Kids

Imagine throwing a birthday party for your little one, where little elves come and do all the work… well sort of.  That is the idea of the cooking birthday party for kids. You’ve got the cooking and entertainment all in one and you’re not doing the work! #winning Well there is a little bit more to […]

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What's in Season in July?

What is in Season in July?

Well now we are really in the thick of things! Summer is here, its way too hot to turn the oven on, and I’m sweating my pretty makeup right off every Saturday morning at my farmers market stand. This is the time when you just can’t get away from the farmers market without 27 extra […]

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What is in Season in JUNE?

June oh my goodness how I love the produce in June! Finally, we’re rocking with greens, peas, berries. The farmers markets are overflowing with wonderful piles of delicious things to take home and eat. They’re all so wonderful you hardly have to cook at all just plop them on the plate and get excited! So […]

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