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Ah-Mazing Caramel Corn in 8 Easy Steps

There aren’t many recipes I can consistently count on or that I even get asked to produce, but this yummy-goodness is my stand by. Christmas gifts for 10 teachers? Tins of caramel corn. Bake sale to raise money for a 5th grade sailing trip? Individual bags of caramel corn. A thank-you gift because you just […]

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Watermelon Soup

Watermelon Dessert Soup: A Favorite Summer-Time Treat

August 3rd was National Watermelon Day and I was faced with a decision: do I completely ignore it like the zillion other unnecessary “holidays” or is today the day that I actually embrace it? Since I already had my favorite watermelon beer waiting for me in my refrigerator, I decided that we’re celebrating National Watermelon […]

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S'more

Please Sir, May I have S’more?

Ah, the quintessential all American summer time treat…the S’more.  I can hear Hamilton Porter, the portly catcher from one of my all time favorite movies, The Sandlot, exclaim “You’re killing me, Smalls!” before giving the best cooking demo of all time.  If you have not seen the movie, I highly suggest you navigate on over […]

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Morning Shortcut: Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

I recently wrapped up maternity leave after my second baby. While there’s much I could write about the emotional implications of being back at work, this post focuses on the practical. Specifically, the practical reality that we all must leave the house every single morning. Getting out the door with a baby and a toddler requires an […]

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Fried Chicken

Cider-Brined and Oven-Fried Chicken

In honor of National Fried Chicken Day today, I’m sharing my mish-mash recipe for cider-brined and ‘oven-fried’ chicken. With the longer, hotter days, nothing tastes better than homemade fried chicken, but as a working mother of four kids who need to be shuttled between dance, gymnastics, volleyball and basketball in the evenings, I can’t stand […]

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Sangria For The Busy Mom

Cinco de Mayo is this week, everyone’s favorite excuse for tacos and Spanglish – Olé!  While I would LOVE to go to happy hour at one of the many, amazing Mexican restaurants in town, I’ll probably be relegated to frozen burritos, Dora the Explorer, and an adult beverage at home because #kids. And being a mom, I […]

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{Easter Recipe} Ham, Egg and Hash Brown Baskets!

Hash Brown Baskets! Spring has sprung, the bunny has come…and now it’s time to eat! Whether you’re hosting the whole family for an Easter buffet or cuddling up on the couch with your favorite peeps (pun intended), this recipe from Bethany Barsman, owner and head chef at Out To Lunch Catering, is sure to be […]

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