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Natalie

You know why I love having a team here on MPMK?  Because it allows me to cover topics I’m interested in but, frankly, are out of my wheelhouse.  This post, for example, came together like so… Natalie: Any ideas for my next post? Me: It’s getting on that time of year when Moms are spending […]

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Natalie’s with us today sharing her favorite tasty treats that Dad and the kiddos can tackle together for Mother’s Day.  Forward it to your hubby or, better yet, to your best mom friend’s hubby! QUESTION OF THE DAY How do you celebrate Mother’s Day?  With your mom, with your own nuclear family, or do you […]

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Salads are one of my lunch staples.  Which means I’m always on the lookout for new combinations (a girl can only consume so many chicken cobbs with a balsamic vinaigrette). Today Natalie is here sharing 16 of her favorite spring salads (yippe – lunch is suddenly back in a big way). Also on the food front – […]

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I told you on yesterday that MPMK was staying in the kitchen this week with our posts, but I forgot to give you an update on our upcoming Freezer Cooking eBook.  Lots of you have inquired about when Freezy Peasy will be released (so glad you’re as excited as we are by the way!).  I’m […]

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Ever since participating in Prescribe Nutrition’s New Rules program, I’ve been determined to start my day off with a healthy breakfast. (By the way, they have two new sessions starting April 8th & 15th – go here for more info. and use the code: MPMK20 for 20% off.)  Lately oatmeal has been my meal of […]

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I’ve recently come to the realization that I have yet to master the art of the family dinner.  I try (really pretty, fairly hard) but it just doesn’t seem to be working.  My husband and I work too late and the kids get hungry too early.  Try as I might, I’m finding it’s just not […]

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Not sure yet how you and the hubs are going to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or how you’ll find the time to do so)? This year we’re tackling the holiday Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life style. Natalie’s here sharing a clever recipe for romance at home – a fun tasting menu you can easily throw together […]

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We tackled decluttering the kitchen last year with POYEL so today instead of focusing on cleaning out, we’re talking about stocking up.  Cold and flu season is officially upon us and Natalie’s here today sharing her secrets for keeping a well-stocked kitchen that’s ready to wage war on sick bugs. I’ve never been one to […]

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In years past, I would have been seriously rattled if someone coming to my holiday table announced that they were Vegan, Paleo or Gluten-free. I can just see myself scrambling around like a crazy person, trying to figure out what exactly to feed them. This year at Thanksgiving, I’m going to be that odd person […]

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The slow cooker is all the rage these days (thank you, Pinterest!). I am all about putting my kitchen appliances to work, but I haven’t made much more than the usual pot roasts, soups and pulled meats. I did a little research and found some atypical slow cooker recipes worthy of sharing. Some made sense, […]

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Any recipe that starts with the words “double duty” has to be good, right? We are all looking for a few recipes that cut down on our time in the kitchen. I’m excited to say I’ve developed a slow cooker recipe that provides you with not one, but two flavorful meals. Jackpot! If you are […]

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Ever get stuck in the slow-cooker rut in your quest for a simple super?  Natalie is here today reminding us that just because a meal takes a little longer to cook, doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing it.

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Chickpeas are such a great way to sneak fiber into your diet (don’t miss our 10 easy lunch ideas using chickpeas too!)… When it comes to snacks are you a salty person or sweet?  (I’m both – why choose, right?)  Either way, Natalie’s got something for you today.     In her continued quest to […]

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Natalie’s back today with a really fun alternative to summer ice cream – frozen banana pops.  I can’t wait to try these with S and C (and steal a few for myself too).  The cream cheese breakfast versions are especially calling my name. Let me just cut to the chase with you guys, you and […]

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Lunch Menu

  If you’re an MPMK facebook fan then you know the kids were sick last week.  Well, now both my hubby and I are down for the count.  Is there any way to avoid this from happening?  It’s been nearly four years with kids and I’ve yet to find one. Luckily, Natalie is back today […]

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