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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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Valentine’s Day Meal Ideas

Valentine’s Day Meal Ideas

| February 8, 2013 | 18 Comments

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which is a great time to show your family members how much you love them! While it’s often portrayed as a romantic holiday, it’s also fun to do special little things for your children. Here are some fun ways that you can incorporate the holiday into tomorrow’s meals. This shouldn’t take […]

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National Popcorn Day!

National Popcorn Day!

| January 19, 2013 | 43 Comments

Sometimes I stumble upon a strange or obscure holiday and think that it would be something fun to celebrate with the kids, and today, National Popcorn Day, is no exception. Most people say that the holiday is observed on January 19, but some say that it’s whatever day the Superbowl is being held. I say, […]

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Breakfast Cereals for a Sweet Tooth

Breakfast Cereals for a Sweet Tooth

| January 12, 2013 | 41 Comments

We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If your grandma was anything like mine, if she had her way, we and our children would be sitting down to a nice, hot breakfast of eggs, toast, fruit, bacon and orange juice every day. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time for […]

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Arsenic in Rice: What You Need to Know

Arsenic in Rice: What You Need to Know

| December 13, 2012 | 47 Comments

Every so often, we hear about hidden health hazards in various foods. There could be listeria bacteria in hot dogs, E.Coli in bagged spinach and we know that there’s mercury in canned tuna. Now it has come to our attention that there may be high levels of arsenic in something that many of us feed […]

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Not-so-Unhealthy Convenience Foods

Not-so-Unhealthy Convenience Foods

| November 28, 2012 | 47 Comments

We all want to serve our families healthy, home-cooked food. I would love to be able to cook my family three hot, nutritious meals a day, plus serve healthy, homemade snacks. Wouldn’t you? While I do manage to cook a lot of the time, everybody is busy with school, work, activities, and life in general, […]

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

| November 15, 2012 | 9 Comments

On Thanksgiving morning, it’s traditional in my home for the kids to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television while my husband and I scramble around getting everything ready. This year, though, I think I might involve my pre-teens and teenager in the preparations. Even little kids like to help out in the kitchen, […]

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