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Cool Weather Recipes

Cool Weather Recipes

| October 18, 2013 | 22 Comments

Now that we are firmly in fall and the temperature outside has started to noticeably cool, it’s time to start thinking about the changing the dinners we make to fit the changing season. Sure, there’s never a bad time for some dishes (pizza comes to mind) but other dishes are just so much better when […]

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Mexican Layer Dip Halloween Style

Mexican Layer Dip Halloween Style

| October 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

Mexican 7 Layer dips are a great appetizer for groups of people.  They are easy to make, and you can prepare earlier in the day and refrigerate until you are ready to use it. This dip is perfect because there is plenty of salad for those that want to avoid the more fattening ingredients.  Take a […]

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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds How To Guide and Recipes

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds How To Guide and Recipes

| October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

When you are ready to carve your Halloween pumpkins, don’t discard the pumpkin seeds.  Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas are low in calories and a great snack.  They have many health benefits including natural minerals, amino acids and anti-inflammatory properties.  You can purchase pumpkin seeds at the store, but why not make your own?  […]

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Apple Activities For Little Ones

Apple Activities For Little Ones

| September 10, 2013 | 15 Comments

Now that fall is in the air and your big kids are off at school, you might be getting the urge to have some special mom-and-child fall-themed fun with your littlest one. Toddlers and preschoolers are still learning a lot about the world around them, so even simple, everyday objects are exciting to explore and […]

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Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Recipes

| August 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Looking for ideas on what to make for dinner? Our resident chef has some suggestions for Crock Pot “Dinner-in-a-Pinch” Ideas!
Most days in my house are filled with school, work, homework, sports, dance class, baths, reading and usually at least one unexpected surprise.  I know, just like your house!  The crock pot being filled in the […]

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Homemade Ice Cream Truck Delights

Homemade Ice Cream Truck Delights

| July 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

One of the quintessential sounds of summer, drawing the attention of children all over the country, is the joyful tune emanating from an ice cream truck. You may have seen the joke circulating around Facebook about ice cream trucks: It says something like, “My dad always told me that the ice cream truck played music […]

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How to Save Money When Dining Out

How to Save Money When Dining Out

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most of us strive to serve home-cooked dinners to our families, but sometimes it’s nice to go out for a meal. Some families do this regularly, and others wait for special occasions. One thing is for sure, though: Restaurant meals are usually exponentially more expensive than what you would pay to purchase and prepare the […]

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Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

| April 6, 2013 | 5 Comments

Now that the weather is warming up, most of us don’t want to spend exorbitant amounts of time in the kitchen. The sun is shining longer into the evening, the kids are involved in spring sports, and let’s face it: The last thing we want on busy weeknights is to spend a lot of time […]

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Ideas for Decorating Birthday Cakes

Ideas for Decorating Birthday Cakes

| April 2, 2013 | 22 Comments

Confession time: When my kids’ birthdays roll around each year, you’re much more likely to find me at the local Publix bakery ordering a cake than in the kitchen, donning an apron, putting my (non-existent) cake-decorating skills to the test. Sometimes I do like watching the cake-decorating challenges on the cooking channels, though, and occasionally […]

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Bedtime Snacks

Bedtime Snacks

| March 15, 2013 | 16 Comments

If you eat an early dinner or if the kids are busy with sports and other evening activities, chances are that everyone starts to get hungry again before bedtime. Families tend to have different philosophies when it comes to bedtime snacks; some prefer that the kids eat only fruit, while others go with the traditional […]

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