The Prepared Mama (Recipe – Turkey Black Bean Burgers)

The other day, I was sitting in a room full of moms, when a lady came in with a screaming toddler. He had cut his big toe something awful and needed a band-aid. In that room full of moms, I was able to open my purse and pull out a first aid kit with band-aids….

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Two Types of Cooks (Recipe: Triple-Decker Decadence Cookies)

I firmly believe that there are two types of bakers in the world… the “lickers” and the “scrape it clean”ers. I will admit, I am a licker. I think I consume the majority of the calories when I am baking from the dough and batter, typically preferring that to the finished product. My kiddos always…

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Too Old for Comfort? (Recipe – Diner Meat Loaf Muffins)

I’m coming to you all, once again, for parenting advice. You’ve supported me through my experience with Postpartum Depression. You’ve offered advice when I was Parenting with a Heavy Heart. You have even stepped up when things got serious around here… remember the controversy surrounding hand-me-down undies? Now, I am looking to you all to…

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Slightly Obsessive and Menu Plan Monday

I get slightly obsessive about things, especially when it comes to food and cravings. For example, last week I received an email from a friend about Cinco de Mayo and the very mention of that awesome holiday sent me into a “I MUST have Mexican food, now!” frenzy. Later in the week, I was at…

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Meet My Adoptees & Menu Plan Monday (Recipe – Bonefish Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp™)

For being the person who heads up Adopt a Blogger, I must admit that I’m about the worst adoptive parent ever when it comes to my own adoptees. I hope my new fledglings don’t feel ignored. You can blame it on my real life kiddos… they take all the attention! I have had the chance…

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Menu Plan Monday (Recipe: Taco Seasoning)

As I’ve mentioned time and time again on my blog, I have not always been a cook. In fact, I used to detest cooking. My husband still refers to our early days together as “back when you couldn’t cook” (nice, isn’t he?). As my ability to cook has evolved, I still have my old stand-by…

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Menu Plan Monday (Recipe: Weeknight Chicken Stir-Fry)

Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. I get all motivated to do something and then an event… being sick, crazy schedule, full moon… something out of the ordinary comes up and I fall right off the wagon. I get in these spurts with menu planning where I do really great…

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Thou Shalt Not Judge (Recipe – Rib Rub That Rocks)

My husband came home from work the other day and said “Do you ever talk to Tabitha?”, referring to a mom we both know. “Yes” I replied. “Sometimes… why?” “I don’t know… I just got off the phone with her and she is kind of spacey. She just doesn’t seem to have it all together.”…

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Through My Lens (Recipe: Black Pepper Shrimp)

At the “conference you all are probably tired of hearing about” last weekend, I had the most wonderful opportunity to spend the evening with 25 awesome and well respected food bloggers. It may sound cheesy to some, but that had to have been one of the best parts of the the entire weekend for me….

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Keep Trying (Recipe: Rosemary Focaccia Bread)

Have you checked out my newest blog, Culinary Snapshot? I hope you will come on over, have a look, and submit your before/after photos! Check out the “behind the scenes” for this photo of Rosemary Focaccia.) I have always had a love for writing. When I was in 3rd grade my teacher, Mrs Callahan, noticed…

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