Food

Host an Intimate Raclette Dinner Party

May 3, 2021

When hosting friends for an intimate gathering for dinner, you often envision great conversation with fantastic food throughout the course of a lengthy evening, which is ideal. When you host a dinner party that incorporates the raclette, that’s exactly what you get and then some. The raclette method of cooking, while it may seem like [...]

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Pinterest to Plan Your Weekly Menu

April 30, 2021

Pinterest is a great resource for party planning, home decor and fashion, but it’s also a great source to find a large variety of popular recipes quickly, or it can be a place where you keep track of recipes that you love so you can easily organize your weekly menu.

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5 Things Your Elementary Age Kids Can Do With You in the Kitchen

April 27, 2021

Getting your kids in the kitchen doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be an opportunity that results in a positive experience for your both. It will result in a child that not only participates and contributes to the family efforts, but it will result in opening the doors of communication as you work together [...]

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Chic “Hooter Hiders” {Nursing Covers}

April 26, 2021

Breastfeeding your child is a big commitment, and in the earlier months it is a commitment that can require your attention every couple of hours, which doesn’t allow for a lot of time out of the house unless you are willing to nurse in public. Some of them are referred to as “Hooter Hiders,” while [...]

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Site Spotlight: Earth Easy

April 25, 2021

With Earth Day having just passed us by and Spring in the air I’ve been on the lookout for great resources that provide information on the topic of sustainability, lessening my overall environmental “footprint” and ways to remove some of the toxic chemicals that come into our home through cleaning supplies. Well, Eartheasy is a [...]

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The Mommy Files: Feeding a Family of Four with $100 per Week

April 25, 2021

As many of you know, we are big budgeters. We used the Dave Ramsey plan to get out of debt, we like to eat relatively “clean,” and I’ve recently discovered that we need to trim our grocery budget. When we sat down recently, we realized that we’re spending nearly $200/week on food! I nearly had [...]

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The Mommy Files: Affordable (and Yummy) Summer Drinks!

April 21, 2021

I’m a big coffee drinker … and in the summer, that means iced coffee. My husband is an iced mocha kind of guy. And my daughters both love anything fruity and slushy. Sound familiar? What if you could make iced summer drinks at home, for far less money? Hmmm???

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Truly Healthy Snacks

April 20, 2021

Aside from the fact that the name of these chips is awesome (!), they taste good, can be used as crackers, too, and are indeed healthy. Food Should Taste Good. I mean, what else do you need to know? For one, they have sweet potato, salt and vinegar, olive, white cheddar, blue corn, lime, cantina…the [...]

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Chic and Green with Stylish and Functional Reusable Bags

April 18, 2021

I just entered the regular reusable bag user phase of my life. I’m sad to say that I still forget them in my trunk and, not to mention that they are so bulky that when placed in my cart, they take up loads of room. Add in my three kids and where do I have [...]

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Donating Breast Milk Is Easier Than You Think

April 17, 2021

I’m the mother of preemies. I knew our twins were coming early because the circumstances of our pregnancy required that they be delivered via c-section at 32 weeks if they didn’t decide to come earlier…which they did. It was the nature of our situation and one that required we face a number of possible scenarios [...]

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Dealing with Food Allergies

April 9, 2021

I can remember when our oldest started elementary school … at a nut-free school. I thought I would die. With a kid that only ate peanut butter and jelly, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for lunches. But here’s what’s interesting … it made me so sensitive to potential food allergies that [...]

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Site Spotlight: The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef

April 6, 2021

Recently, I wrote a post - The Quick and Dirty on Gluten Allergies and Celiac Disease. I wrote the post because recently several friends have adapted their diets to accommodate gluten-free for the sake of one of their children - each for their own personal reasons. The difficult part about something that is relatively new [...]

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Keep Wine Cold with Corksicle

April 6, 2021

Um, this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. And not “cold” cool … like, really fabulous. We like wine … and though I consider myself a red kind of girl, a glass of crisp white is delicious on a hot summer evening. But what happens after you chill it? You take it [...]

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