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In the Kitchen

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 […]

Around my house, we don’t love the idea of being scared or watching scary movies, but we do love dressing […]

Fall produce: it’s not all pumpkins and apple, folks. There’s a lot more to choose from come harvest time. Check out […]

We’ve got a new contributor joining our MPMK team (yay!).  Wendy of the bento-fabulous blog Wendolonia is going to start […]

photo source   I know that a lot of you out there are busy parents like me who want to […]

I don’t know about you, but I don’t cook much in the summertime.  Mostly we grill, which I leave to […]