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Birthday Traditions: Fun Ideas to Celebrate Your Child

I am all about traditions. Maybe this stems from my Catholic upbringing, but I love all kinds of traditions with my family. Bagels while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, muffins on Christmas morning, eating pigs in a blanket while watching the Westminster dog show. All of these have been so fun to develop, first […]

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Springtime Panzanella Salad Recipe – Eating Fresh

It’s April, and I’ve been told spring is coming. I’ve spent the entire 31 years of my life residing in Iowa and every year, without fail, spring really does come, and I’m sure it will this year… eventually. It may be snowing right now, but I’m done looking at the record low temperatures and I’m […]

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Five Cookbooks You Need in Your Kitchen This Spring

Spring has sprung! I don’t know about you, but about this time of year I have about had it with comfort food and crock-pots. I’m ready for fresh, grilled, get-on-the-table-so-we-can-head-outside-again meals. Every season I like to shake the dust off of my cookbook collection and my weekly menu. This spring, I’m focusing on quick and […]

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Meaningful Moments–6 Creative Ways to Practice the Art of Meditation

Three years ago, I made the first New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept. Essentially, I challenged myself to create something new every day. These didn’t need to be tangible items. Sometimes it was art. Often it was in the form of food–trying new recipes or new plating designs. I even included the creation of new […]

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