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Wordless Wednesday – All About Ella

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Back to School

It is official… my life of being a stay AT home mom is now over. Instead, this week began the back to school hustle and bustle, with three kids on three totally different school schedules! Ella goes to preschool Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Kelly goes to half day Kindergarten Monday through Friday and Jacob is […]

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Popcorn? Delicious Popcorn? (Recipe – Perfect Popcorn)

I hadn’t planned on posting today…really I hadn’t. I have a ton of stuff to do today and if I were going to actually post something, it certainly wouldn’t be something I just made 30 minutes ago. No, surely if I was going to post something today, it would come from the backlog of recipes […]

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Embracing Rejection (Recipe – Taco Salad)

My photo of the Toasted Pita Salad that I wrote about last week was rejected by Tastespotting because of its “poor composition”. When I found that out, I was a little dejected and immediately felt a bit defensive.  Not that I think my photos are all that, it’s just, I was this close to submitting […]

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Impressing the In-Laws (Recipe – Oven Ham Sammies)

You know that moment? That moment where you make a dish from a recipe and then feed it to people. While they are eating it you hear “mmmmmm’s” and then the best thing ever happens… they begin asking for the recipe? You know when that person just happens to be your mother-in-law? All the better, […]

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Good Neighbors (Recipe – Toasted Pita Salad)

I grew up in the country, which as I’ve talked about before, means no next door neighbors. We did have people who lived near us, if you call a quarter of a mile away near, but we never had the “hey… can I borrow a cup of sugar?” kind of close neighbors. We have been […]

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The Supermom Myth (Recipe: Banana Pancakes)

I was visiting my sister this week, working on some articles I had due, when my niece whispered to her mom, “Aunt Kris is Supermom!”. I didn’t hear exactly what she said but my sister then repeated it to me. I quickly put my niece’s assumption that I was some kind of wonder woman to […]

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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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Cupcakes for Cancer

My friend (and regular Dinner Club attendee), Amy, sent out an email the other day saying that she was going to be using her professional cake decorating skills to raise money for our friend Ann, who has been a courageous warrior against cancer for a very long time now. (You can read Ann’s story on […]

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Frosted Banana Bars Recipe from www.dineanddish.net

Babies, BlogHer and Banana Bars (Recipe: Frosted Banana Bars)

Leah Meets Paula Deen BlogHer 2009 from Kristen Doyle on Vimeo. The video above is of Paula Deen chatting with Leah during her appearance at BlogHer. Paula was hilarious, genuine and really an overall neat person! Seeing her was definitely one of the many highlights of BlogHer. I returned from the BlogHer conference in Chicago […]

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