Banana Sticker Moments

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When my sister, Kathy, and I were little, we used to take the stickers off of Dole bananas, tear them into tiny pieces and put them all over our cheeks. The one of us who wore the “sticker” freckles got to play Ginger from Gilligan’s Island while the other got to be Mary Ann. We coveted…

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The One Where I Ignore the Mess {Recipe and Video: Oobleck}

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We had fun today… Oh, yes we did… lots and lots of fun… and to be honest with you, it was all kind of by accident… All because I made a promise to my 5 year old that we’d do something really special this afternoon while Kelly (7) was at a sleepover. The promises of…

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Morning Reality {Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Yeast Bread}

Before I had kids, back when I was working 60-70 hours a week trying to get ahead in my career, I would dream about being a stay at home mom. I would picture myself getting up early in the morning, catching up on the news each day by watching The Today Show, pouring myself a…

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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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Around Our Table (Perfect One-Dish Dinners Barbecue Chicken Sliders)

We have started something new at our house that has made a significant difference in mealtime. It has been one very small change that has made a huge impact. We have started serving our meals family style. See, mealtimes prior, my husband and I would get all of the plates filled and ready before we…

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Seeing Clearly (Recipe: Cast Iron Skillet Potatoes)

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Last night, I returned from a long weekend in San Francisco where I had attended the BlogHer 2010 Food Conference. I was overly exhausted, but perked up the second I saw my husband and four kids peeking through the airport gate, waving enthusiastically at me. I walked closer and when I was close enough I…

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My Many Non-Supermom Capes (Recipe: Big Batch Pancakes)

I’ve admitted it before on my blog and honestly, don’t have to say this outloud because it is very clear to those who know me that I am not “Supermom”. Supermom has never been one of the cape’s hanging in my closet. I have plenty of the “forget to pick your child up from preschool”…

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Flip Video Camera Giveaway (Recipe: Bacon and Egg Cups)

This post has nothing to do with this recipe for Bacon and Egg cups, which you can find here, but since I’m talking about back to school, I at least wanted to share a delicious and quick breakfast recipe with you! This giveaway is now closed. The winner, chosen by Random.org, is Comment #277 –…

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The Monster at the End of this Blog Post (Recipe: Monster Cookies)

Warning…there is a monster at the end of this blog post… One of my favorite books as a child was The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone and illustrated by Mike Smollin. Do any of you remember that book? Furry, lovable, Grover from Sesame Street reads the front cover of the…

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Dancing Queen Gone Unseen (Recipe: Rosemary Bread)

The evening really did start off nicely. The girls and I were be-bopping around in my bathroom to some of our favorite tunes. I was on hair, makeup and costume duty getting my daughters all ready for their dance recital performance that they had been working on all year long. The excitement was overwhelming… neither…

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