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Morning Reality {Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Yeast Bread}

Before I had kids, back when I was working 60-70 hours a week trying to get ahead in my career, I would dream about being a stay at home mom. I would picture myself getting up early in the morning, catching up on the news each day by watching The Today Show, pouring myself a […]

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Holiday Cocktail Hour {Recipe: Godiva Chocolate Martini}

The other day, my girlfriends and I were sitting around, comparing December calendars trying to figure out a good time we could celebrate the holidays together. As each of us dissected our individual calendars and started sharing dates we had available, it became very clear that December was a crazy busy month for all of […]

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Traditions? What Traditions? {Recipe: Baked Sweet Potato Fries}

Thanksgiving was really quiet at our house this year. We typically have a group of neighbors over who do not have family nearby and we all enjoy a loud, raucous, delicious Thanksgiving together. This year, however, everyone was heading out of town which left us to a house with, well… just us. I was a […]

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Happy Thanksgiving {Recipe: Peppermint Hot Chocolate}

I just wanted to take a moment today to wish you, my friends and family, a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. May your table always be full of food, friends and family, may your life be rich, and may you remember, even when times are tough, to always be thankful for the many, ever present blessings in […]

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A Thankful Belly {Recipe: Mom’s Spaghetti and Meatballs}

Thanksgiving…what does it mean to you? I admit, I try to have an attitude of gratitude each day of my life, but honestly..sometimes when you are knee deep in a 4 year old having a fit about not wanting to brush her teeth, an 8 year old giving you drama that he gets treated unfairly […]

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Afterschool Cooking {Recipe – Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies}

Ever since I came into contact with the folks from the Quaker Chewy Afterschool Rocks program and the After School Alliance, I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more involved with my kids when they get back home from school. I took some time to search through the afterschool toolkit for parents and […]

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Pledge to Love Your Kitchen Contest

This giveaway is now closed. The winner of the Pledge prize pack is Pam Kennedy! See the Le Creuset pot above? That pot has been in my life for just a couple of weeks now, but it has simply inspired me in ways I wouldn’t believe. I mean, I’ve had stock pots before and we […]

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The Family Dish – Let’s Cook Together! (Giveaway!)

The walk home from school is always full of some kind of drama. My friend Kathy’s kids often walk home with us as well. Her oldest daughter is the same age as Jacob so it never fails that there is some kind of 3rd grade boy / girl banter going on. Heaven forbid you act […]

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Polite Bread Eating {Recipe: French Bread Rolls}

I am a bread lover. If I had to give up all other food but one, bread would make the cut and would become my one and only.  I love all kinds of bread. I do not love trying to figure out a polite way to eat crusty French rolls, though… do you? You know […]

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Food Photography Tip {Recipe – Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake}

There is still plenty of time to enter the three giveaways we have going on right now. Check out the Masterbuilt Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer giveaway by following this link, the Quaker Chewy Afterschool Rocks kits giveaway by following this link, and the Bush’s Beans Culinary Institute of America Giveaway here. Thanks for participating […]

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