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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A Loving Welcome (and Brown Sugar Pound Cupcakes)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach this morning for an article I am doing for Her Life Magazine. You have probably seen Rabbi Shmuley around the major morning news shows lately promoting his book The Kosher Sutra.  I first became aware of  Rabbi Shmuley through his show on TLC Shalom in the…

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Valentine’s Day – Mommy Style (Strawberry Shortcake Trifle)

Dr Laura Schlessinger wrote something in her book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands that really made me step back and think about the pressure I was putting on my husband to really do something outstanding this one day a year.  She said that a lot of the phone calls into her show were…

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A Year for Simplicity (and Italian Sausage and Peppers)

Let’s get the big stuff out of the way here real quick. The winner of the wonderful gift basket of goodies from Pillsbury is…. Jenifer from the very funny blog, Nutcase101. Out of 79 comments, the Random Number Generator came up with comment number 18, which belonged to Jenifer. I hope you enjoy the basket,…

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A Gift for Every Mom on the Block (and Pie Crust Cookies)

Would you believe that I have been a mom for 7 years and until recently I have never read a parenting book. The last book I picked up that had anything to do with parenting was What to Expect When Your Expecting. Trust me… it is not that I think I have all the answers….

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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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Just Don’t Think About It

I’m going to start this post off with a self-slap to my face, a shake, and a loud, “Kristen…get a hold of yourself!!!”. I need to pull it together, and I need to do so quickly. I have been an emotional wreck this week thinking about my middle daughter, Kelly, starting Kindergarten. I know this…

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