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Help End Hunger in America #ShareAMeal #HatchKids

MADCAAP Helping Hands garden produce

It’s officially the holiday season.  The time of the year we should all be giving thanks AND just giving.  How are you giving this year? Consider joining the conversation with SheKnows Hatch and Unilever Project Sunlight to #ShareAMeal and help end hunger in America.  Did you know that 1 in 5 children in America live in a food-insecure […]

Vanilla Latte with Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups

Vanilla Latte - you can make at home without an espresso machine or fancy equipment!

Find a few minutes to flavor your moment with the new Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups.  You can boost your normal cup of joe with just a couple ingredients and turn it into one of my favorites–the vanilla latte.  No fancy equipment needed! Brilliant!These days, I’m lucky if I fit in a cup of coffee once […]

Roasted Root Vegetable and Hot Dog Skewers (Plus 4 More 30-Minute Meal Ideas with Alexia Foods)

Roasted Root Vegetables and Hot Dog Skewers - Kid Friendly and Well-Balanced 30 Minute Meal Idea

Struggling to feed your family quickly while still keeping your meals well balanced? Read on for five 30-minute balanced weeknight meal ideas using Alexia Foods. Families are busier than ever these days, finding it difficult to get dinner to the table on a normal weeknight. It’s even more challenging to serve a quick dinner that […]

Slow Cooker Cream Corn (Rudy’s BBQ Copycat)

Slow Cooker Cream Corn - creamed corn just like Rudy's BBQ!

The best ever creamed corn recipe similar to Rudy’s BBQ Restaurant.  Made in the slow cooker with just a few ingredients! I guess I don’t know if this is supposed to be called “cream” corn or “creamED” corn.  It seems that everyone calls it creamed, but when looking at the Rudy’s BBQ menu on their […]

Saturday Seeds (Black Friday Thoughts and Christmas Gift Ideas)

Snap Circuits, Jr. - Christmas gift idea

Thanksgiving is next week!!  AHHHHH!!!  Is that how you’re feeling, too, right now?  What are you serving?  Are you hosting?  Traveling?  Shopping? Judah had his Thanksgiving party at school this week where they made these super cute Indian costumes.  Somehow they came up with the name “Shining Brook” for him.   We’ve also been at […]

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread biscotti are twice-baked cookies with a spiced holiday aroma filling your kitchen.  Perfect for dipping into your hot morning coffee during these cold winter days! Ben and I have done a lot of talking lately about challenging ourselves.  We have witnessed others who are currently struggling or have struggled in the past with self-satisfaction […]

Five-Cheese, Fifteen-Minute Stovetop Mac ‘n Cheese

Five Cheese Fifteen Minute Mac n Cheese

With five different creamy melty cheeses and just 15 minutes of your time, this delightful macaroni and cheese dish will entice your family to gather “Back Around the Table“. You probably can tell from the title of my blog that one of my passions in life is to make sure my family spends time around […]

Chessmen Cookies Banana Pudding

Chessmen Cookies Banana Pudding

A thick and creamy banana pudding topped with hearty and buttery store-bought cookies for a lovely display. Yesterday.  Let’s talk about yesterday.  Yesterday was one of only two days each week where I have four work hours while the kids are at a Moms Day Out.  Yesterday was the day I was supposed to use all […]

Pailles Recipe #RaspberryDessert – Plus a Driscoll’s Berries and Cookbook #Giveaway!

Pailles with Raspberry Jam + Dorie Greespan's Baking Chez Moi cookbook giveaway with Driscoll's Berries #RaspberryDessert @driscollsberry @doriegreenspan

These Pailles are sugar-dusted puff pastry sandwich cookies with a raspberry jam filling.  A delectable French dessert you can easily make in your own home. Oh, Dorie Greenspan.  Who doesn’t love her?  She recently released another fabulous cookbook, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere.  It is such a beautiful […]

Giant Double Chocolate Bakery Cookies

Giant Double Chocolate Bakery Cookies

These gigantic cookies are doubly good with enormous chocolaty taste, just as you find in your favorite bakery!  I love love love a good chocolate cookie, especially a DOUBLE chocolate cookie — a chocolate based cookie with chocolate chips.  When you eat them warm, the melty chocolate drips all over your fingers, begging to be licked right up, not […]