Holiday Gift Idea for Your Little Kitchen Helpers!

Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table Review

I’ve always bragged about how Leah has been my kitchen helper since almost day one. Each of my kids enjoy helping out in the kitchen, but Leah is the one who is always there, no matter what. At 2 she could crack eggs perfectly, could whisk and scrape a bowl quite well, and was continuously…

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The Best Brownie Recipe & Using the Frigidaire Symmetry Oven Convection Feature

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Pin It I will admit, I am a bit of a brownie snob. I like milk chocolatey brownies with no add-ins. I don’t want nuts, chocolate chips or candy messing up my brownies. Plain and simple is the best. My brownies must be soft and chewy and have that perfect, soft, top crust. I like…

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Differences {Recipe: Triple Chocolate Malt Bread}

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I dropped my kids off at school today, got in the car and practically cheered. I love having my kids home, but for the past three days there has been nothing but bickering and meanness coming out of their mouths towards each other. It’s funny how when you have kids, you have the first one…

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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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ICBINB Farmers Market Event (Farm Fresh Recipes)

ICBINB Farmers Market Event – Food, Friends and Fun from Kristen Doyle on Vimeo. Please excuse my videography skills, or lack thereof. I have a new found respect for those of you who are masters of the video camera and putting these things together! Still, I hope you’ll take a moment to view the short…

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Return to Menu Planning (Recipe: Strawberry Cake)

I have one small goal this week, aside from getting my writing deadlines done by the 30th, and that is to get back into Menu Planning. Now that my husband is not traveling again until sometime after the baby is born, I feel like it is important to get back into the routine of having…

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Adopt a Blogger #3 (Recipe: Honey I’m Home Bread)

QUICK UPDATE 4/14 1:30CST – Adopt-a-Blogger is officially closed to new bloggers. If any additional experienced bloggers come forward willing to mentor someone, I will update my Twitter status to announce that additional space is available.  Matches will be posted next week! I clearly remember the first time I made this bread for a couple…

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Moms Perogative (Penne and Chicken Tenderloins with Spiced Tomato Sauce)

My mom is an excellent cook. She was when we were growing up and she is still today. Without trying too sound bratty, however, there were a few things my mom cooked when I was growing up that I just did not care for. One was Goulash… we seemed to have Goulash all the time…

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Identity Crisis (Shrimp and Asparagus Recipe)

Minus the fried ice cream and funnel cakes, our family has been trying to eat a bit healthier lately. Since my kids love fresh vegetables, I have been trying to incorporate as much as I can into our evening meals. That is why, when I saw this recipe for Shrimp and Asparagus on All Recipes…

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Parenting With a Heavy Heart

My heart is so heavy tonight and I just cannot seem to get past the emotions I am feeling. I tried to sleep but my tears won’t stop flowing and and the gut wrenching emotional pain is not letting up. My 6 year old is the kind of boy I want with all of my…

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