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3 Healthy & Delicious Breakfasts That My Kid Won’t Eat (But Maybe Yours Will!)

In my quest to cook healthy and delicious meals for my family, I am always looking for new recipes. This is especially true for breakfast, a time that can slip into cereal monotony real fast. With school starting next week, I want my daughter to be fueled for her day, to have the energy she […]

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The Ultimate Blueberry Muffin Recipe

During blueberry season I often feel like “Bubba” from the movie, Forrest Gump. Instead of rambling off an extensive list of shrimp recipes, I’m pondering on the variety of blueberry recipes: blueberry jam, blueberry pie, blueberry scones, blueberries and cream . . . Now, I will admit that I am NOT the best baker (or […]

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Think Outside the Lunch Box – Tips and Tricks for Packing School Lunch

Between the glue sticks and the composition notebooks, we find our fellow moms. We will meet up again in the aisle alongside the colored folders. Together, we help decipher our supply lists and figure out which ones are the plastic, 2-pocket folders with brads/prongs. We will try to hide our frustration as we struggle, for […]

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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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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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