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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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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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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A 7th Birthday (Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake)

As a food blogger, I have…let’s say, a “reputation” to uphold. When I host a dinner party, people expect the food to be good. When I bake something for a bake sale people anticipate that I’ll bring something tasty to share. When my kid has a birthday, the assumption is that she will have a…

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Cooking Light & Perfect Portions Giveaway (Recipe: Pumpkin Pudding)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners, chosen by Random.org, of the Cooking Light Magazines subscriptions were: Ria from Rias Collection, Megan from Megans Cookin‘, and Dana (Drsalbghir). Hilary Gercken won the Perfect Portions scale! Congrats everyone and thanks for participating! The pumpkin biscuits with the orange-honey butter I made yesterday were certainly a big…

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Defining Success (Recipe: Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies)

As many of you know, I recently returned from San Francisco where I attended a food blogging conference. I’m not going to write a whole recap. I’m not going to gush about all the wonderful people I met and got to see again. Connecting with those friends was a wonderful experience, but I’m honestly just…

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“Getting” Blogging (Recipe: Snickerdoodle Cookies)

A few weeks ago, after returning from my trip to New York (which I will blog about soon!) my husband said, “You know… I feel like you are a part of this whole other life that I just don’t even get.” He was referring to the blogging life. How many of you have experienced this…

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Mushysqushy Bananas (Recipe: Baked Banana Crumble)

Trying to decode the magic formula for the number of bananas to buy has always been a mystery for me. When I bring bananas home from the store, one of two things will happen: The bananas are gobbled up, that very day, and we are out of bananas for the rest of the week The…

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Video: Kraft Foods Big Fork Little Fork iPad App

Big Fork Little Fork is a new Apple iPad application by Kraft Foods designed to get kids engaged and excited about food and spending time in the kitchen. Since I have a couple of growing foodies in my home, I was excited when Kraft contacted me to see if I’d have an interest in being…

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Building a Blogging Community (Recipe: Banana Bread)

I have been blogging for almost four years now, and while I am no expert at all to food blogging, I have seen a lot of things as the food blogging niche has completely exploded into something beyond belief. When I first started blogging, there was a small, intimate handful of us. Now, there are…

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