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In the Kitchen

I like making holidays special for my girls, but I don’t necessarily want to do something terribly complicated. These red […]

January is always a time that I am searching for new recipes to spice up our dinner routine. I’m usually […]

So far this week we’ve covered DIY toy organization, a hands-on family project for teaching kids to give back, and […]

We’re soldiering on today with our goal of posting ideas for a better 2014 all throughout January… One of my […]

Have you given any thought to your New Year’s Eve plans? Since having kids, we keep it pretty low key […]

I had grand ambitions of baking a fancy madeira wine cake for each of my neighbors this year… guess how […]

Baby, it’s cold outside. And that means it’s the perfect weather for a hot cocoa bar. And eggnog… So why […]

I don’t know about you, but around here December is a magical month filled with little surprises around every corner […]

Looking for an easy and fun treat to make with the kids this year for your favorite neighbors, teachers, and […]

Thanksgiving is next week and I’m giving my thanks to all of you for being such loyal and wonderful readers […]

We’ve got a real treat for you guys today.  This ice cream sandwich dessert bar is so tempting I’m thinking […]

‘Tis the season for making memories, enjoying time with family and celebrating the sweet pleasures of the holidays. ‘Tis also […]

We’ve got another bento box post today from our new food contributor Wendy.  I’ve said before I could never be […]

If you’re like me, turkey is not the star of the Thanksgiving meal.  It’s all the side dishes. Typically, we […]

After what seemed like forever, we recently got a dining room table as well as carpet in the living room […]