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OrderUp: A Busy Mom’s Best Friend {Sponsored Post}

As moms, the word “busy” really is not enough to describe our usual schedule. One of the recurring items on our to-do list is to feed our families. Every darn day these people want to eat! Some days it’s a joyous event involving all your loved ones in the kitchen and ending with a triumphant […]

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Not Your Mother’s Cookout: A Summer Side Dish Recipe Round-Up

In case anyone was still wondering after the sweltering weekend we just experienced in Iowa City….summer has arrived in the Midwest! I’m a transplant from the Pacific Northwest (read: this humidity kills me every time!), so I’m constantly looking for ways to cope with the heat and humidity. With food. I grew up with jello […]

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Guide to Iowa City Area Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market season is upon us! Attending our local market is one of our family’s favorite warm-weather activities. Every Saturday morning we pack up our crew and head to the Chauncy Swan ramp in Iowa City to indulge in some fresh food and great company. There are many reasons why attending your local farmers’ market […]

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Urban Homesteading: 15 Ways to Go Green in the City

The word “homesteading” brings to mind adventurous settlers rushing to stake their claim on lands out west in the 1800s. You might think of homesteaders as Little House on the Prairie-types who reject modern technology and conveniences in favor of cows, sows, and plows.  But modern homesteading simply means embracing a lifestyle that values sustainability over […]

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Egg-cellent and Easy Easter Lunch – Keeping the Lunch Box Simple

For three years I spent most weekday mornings putting together edible works of art for my daughter to demolish at lunchtime. I was (and sometimes still am) ‘that mom’ – the one you will claim has too much time on her hands. The truth is, this morning routine was something I looked forward to. Filling […]

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Romantic Desserts – 1 Simple Recipe, 3 Elegant Presentations

All you need is love…. and chocolate. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in a long-term committed relationship, in a new exciting relationship, or with your child(ren), everyone will should appreciate a rich chocolate dessert. It doesn’t matter if you are someone who can barely cook or if you love to try exotic recipes, one of these desserts […]

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