$100 Sports Authority Gift Card Giveaway from Together Counts

Jumping Family

This giveaway is now closed. I was recently introduced to the Together Counts initiative – a movement towards encouraging families to eat together and to get moving together. Our family has the eating together down… family mealtime is and has been a priority for us for quite some time. The moving together, however, is something…

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5 Things I Love About My Mom {Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer}

strawberry spritzer

I consider myself very lucky to have a mom who I can also call my best friend. I love many things about my mom, but I’ve managed to sum up a few of my favorite things about her that make me smile. It’s the thought that counts. My mom isn’t a big card sender and…

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Mom’s Cooking {Recipe: Oven Baked Kale Chips}

Kale Chips and Raw Kale

My mom is an excellent cook but there were times in my life I would think that maybe she wasn’t so much. Like when she would make liver and onions. Or how about white sandwich bread with white hamburger gravy poured over it? I want to gag just thinking about it. We lived in a…

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The Happiness Report #7

Self Portrait Kristen Doyle

Hi friends! I know it has been quiet around here the last 2 weeks. For those of you who don’t know, my beloved camera is in the shop, which to me has been like losing an appendage. I take my camera with me everywhere. I’m lucky to have some good friends who have jumped in…

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Making Homemade Fresh Pasta Noodles

Fun Pasta

Several months ago, my husband gave me the gift of a KitchenAid pasta maker attachment. To be honest with you, I was excited, but a little intimidated. I’m not sure why, but making your own pasta just seemed like it would be quite the process. I’ve made my moms homemade egg noodles for her delicious…

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Eat. Live. Be. Week 2 Update (Recipe: Crispy Oven Roast Chicken)

Snow Day

One of my very first posts many moons ago on Dine & Dish was about how I don’t “do” snow. I’m not a fan. I think it’s pretty and all, but I’d rather sit in by the fire, snuggled up with a good book, looking out on it falling gently on the trees rather than…

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Gingerbread Family Christmas

Gingerbread Family Boys and Girls

I have a sick little one this week, so most of our normal Christmas traditions have gotten pushed to the wayside as we simply try and keep up with getting her well before the big man in the red suit shimmies down our chimney. One such tradition is our annual Christmas picture, which hasn’t gotten…

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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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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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