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Carsten and Kellan have fun in the kitchen making their very own slime.
Carsten and Kellan have fun in the kitchen making their very own slime.
Summer has arrived, and that means kids need things to do. My boys are thoroughly enjoying summertime, and so am I. I don't miss the hurried schedule of the school year and my hectic commute. Instead we are able to relax and make our own schedule each day.
  • Easy recipes for busy moms
    Every Sunday I meal-plan for the week. I grocery-shop on Sunday afternoon and try to get everything my family will need for the next seven days. As a busy mom I try my hardest to find main dishes to make that are uncomplicated and can be heated up on busy weeknights.
  • Whip up sweet treat for your Valentines
    Show your loved ones how much you care by surprising them a sweet treat from the heart. Or spend some quality time in the kitchen with your littlest Valentine whipping up some something special together.
  • Peanuts and peaches: Some winning Super Bowl recipes
    On Sunday, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will go head to head in the Super Bowl. The Patriots are no stranger to the Super Bowl as this will be their ninth appearance. However, this is only the second time for the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Beat winter chill with these crowd-pleasing soups
    This week’s forecast includes a chance for a mix of rain and snow. Warm up on the inside with unique, crowd-pleasing soups.
  • An easy-to-make comfort food: Crockpot chicken and dumplings
    When comfort food calls out to you serve up a one-dish meal that is warm and filling. You can’t go wrong with old-fashioned chicken and dumplings made easy.
  • Layer them on: Lasagna offers variety of recipes
    Preparing a pan of lasagna may seem like a modern thing to do, but it’s actually an ancient dish. Lasagna originated in Naples, Italy in The Middle Ages. Through the years the original ingredients of layers of pasta, sauce and cheese have remained the same, but there are countless other takes on it as well.
  • Simple crackers turned into holiday treats
    If you’re short on time and money for the holidays, look no further than your kitchen cupboards. Crackers are a versatile and simple way to make the holidays special. They can be made into sweet or savory treats all of which your family and friends will appreciate.
  • Christmas appetizers make the party
    ‘Tis the season for holiday eating - whether you look forward to the sweets, the party appetizers or the traditional Christmas dinner. I love Christmas goodies especially the cookies, but I also love all of the party food. The holidays are a time to indulge so go ahead, make an extra appetizer or two to bring to the holiday party.
  • Make the coming holidays decadently sweet
    December is the best month to indulge in decadent dessert. It seems everywhere you look there is something yummy to tempt your sweet tooth.
  • Hearty, delicious soup can lighten the holiday diet
    If your pants are feeling a little bit tight make a soup for lunch or dinner you can feel good about eating. There’s still a couple of weeks before the trays of holiday goodies appear so do what you can to keep the holiday weight from appearing on your scale.
  • Potatoes also have a starring role on the Thanksgiving table
    One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, more — there’s more than enough room for mashed and sweet potatoes on your Thanksgiving.
  • Try something new this Thanksgiving
    As I did my weekend grocery shopping I noticed frozen turkeys in grocery carts heading to homes for Thanksgiving. Maybe your family’s holiday favorites include cheesy potatoes, green-bean casserole, pretzel salad or homemade rolls. Our family likes to keep our Thanksgiving feast fairly traditional with mashed potatoes and gravy and dressing with the addition of our favorite side dish, corn pudding.
  • Before the Thanksgiving feast, enjoy some snacks, appetizers
    Fast forward 17 days to the scene at your house on Thanksgiving Day. Your table is overflowing with turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberries and pumpkin pie. But wait, what about keeping all of your guests satisfied before the Thanksgiving feast is ready? The answer is a variety of snacks and appetizers so they can keep their mind on the football game and off of dinner.
  • Chicken casseroles are simple but delicious
    There’s nothing cozier than dinner at home. Chicken casseroles are homey and simple, but always delicious.
  • Scare up some ghoulishly delightful treats for the kids
    There’s only one week left to scare up some good treats for your little ghosts and goblins. Surprise them with sweet, salty and spooky snacks that are almost too cute to eat.
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