Salad Dressing Your Way (Recipe: Poppy Seed Salad Dressing)

We have salad almost every night with our dinner. Nothing fancy… I typically just put out the tub of organic mixed greens from Sam’s Club and the family dishes from that. My kids love salad, so if all else fails and they don’t want to eat whatever it is we are having for dinner, I…

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Share Our Strength Progressive Dinner (Recipe: Potato Rolls)

It is frigid outside. The kind of frigid where you just want to curl up in your favorite fluffy slipper socks and PJ’s, the biggest blanket you can find and hibernate for the day, getting lost in a good book. Add to that putting on a  pot of my favorite comfort food on the stove…

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I Heart Tomatoes (Recipe: Simple Weeknight Ground Beef Chili)

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a gorgeous pewter measuring spoon set from Crosby & Taylor! It is no newsflash to Dine & Dish readers that I’m a little perturbed that I still live in Kansas. I always thought I would be out of this state at some point, but 37 years later, I…

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Crosby & Taylor Measuring Spoons Giveaway (Recipe: Nutella Crepes)

This giveaway is now closed. The Random Number Generator chose Carolyn,  from All Day I Dream About Food. Congrats Carolyn! If you weren’t as lucky as Carolyn, don’t worry. My good friend Deb from SmithBites is giving away a set of Crosby & Taylor Measuring Spoons too! Hustle over to her blog… her giveaway ends…

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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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Holiday Cocktail Hour {Recipe: Godiva Chocolate Martini}

The other day, my girlfriends and I were sitting around, comparing December calendars trying to figure out a good time we could celebrate the holidays together. As each of us dissected our individual calendars and started sharing dates we had available, it became very clear that December was a crazy busy month for all of…

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Traditions? What Traditions? {Recipe: Baked Sweet Potato Fries}

Thanksgiving was really quiet at our house this year. We typically have a group of neighbors over who do not have family nearby and we all enjoy a loud, raucous, delicious Thanksgiving together. This year, however, everyone was heading out of town which left us to a house with, well… just us. I was a…

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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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A Thankful Belly {Recipe: Mom’s Spaghetti and Meatballs}

Thanksgiving…what does it mean to you? I admit, I try to have an attitude of gratitude each day of my life, but honestly..sometimes when you are knee deep in a 4 year old having a fit about not wanting to brush her teeth, an 8 year old giving you drama that he gets treated unfairly…

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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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