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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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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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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

When I was a kid I always wore a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” pin on St. Patrick’s Day, along with as much green as I could get my hands on. And I’d always try to catch my brother early enough in the morning to give him an un-warranted pinch before he was dressed in green. […]

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