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My Mom Secret: Freezer Meal Cooking

It’s 5 p.m. Do you know what everyone in your house is going to eat for dinner? Ahhh, that frantic feeling of searching through the fridge, pantry and freezer. Trying to come with up with something – anything – that is edible. And when you can’t find anything, then you’re trying to think of where […]

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Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Dinner time can often be a hectic time of day, and while I enjoy cooking, during the week I get stressed if I’m trying to make something too complicated or time-consuming. Here are a few tips that help me stay sane while trying to feed my family.   Create a dinner Pinterest board exclusively for […]

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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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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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Organize Your Kitchen Like a Chef

Organize your Kitchen Like a Chef

I’d like to introduce you to the motto that organizes my kitchen, actually it is more than that it’s probably what organizes my life: Mise En Place. It’s a French phrase that professional kitchens use, and basically translates to: “putting in place.” Otherwise known as getting ready or setting yourself up for success. In a professional kitchen, […]

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My Top Five Simple Sanity Savers

Alright ladies, tell me: Is there anything better than figuring out a new system, tip, or trick that makes your life so much easier?! I know we’ve all got them, and they are different for each family and likely for each season of life as well. Right now ,we are in a particularly busy, hands-on […]

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Shop Like a Chef

Shop Like a Chef

One thing that being a being a mom has taught me, is that I have to have a plan… for everything. Gone are the carefree days where an extra trip to the store was a 10-minute affair, now including the meltdown on the way in and the foodstuffs opened in the grocery store aisle any […]

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