Coffee? Tea? Let’s chat! I’m here and still alive but this is the time of year I usually feel like I fall off the face of the earth. I feel like I’ve been so focused and wrapped up in my own little family of 4 (soon to be 5) and realize that I’ve not given much attention to those around me! Is that normal? Is it just what happens at certain stages of motherhood? I’m definitely in that stage. Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I try to keep up. Sometimes scrolling through…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on December 11, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments
it’s a soup made of beets. yes, you read correctly–beets. i remember the first time i was introduced to it. i thought it was strange yet very interesting. in my hispanic culture, beets are eaten on their own with a vinaigrette dressing or sometimes incorporated into potato salads. then i tasted this, and i instantly fell in love. my…Continue
Added by Raquel Molczan on December 4, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments
I pulled this out of Rocco’s book-bag this week. When I asked where Mary was, his response was, “Mary went out shopping.” And Roman said, “Yeah! Mawy’s buying Chwistmas presents!”
I mean, at least they knew where she was, right?
I happened to do more Christmas shopping of my own this…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on November 29, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments
I wanted to share an easy recipe that your family will enjoy. I love quick and easy meals that I can prepare during the week. You will need a few ingredients to make these grilled fajita chicken quesadillas.
I made these for dinner last night and wanted to share.
Find the full recipe for theFajita Chicken Quesadillas…Continue
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Summer is truly the time to enjoy the outdoors and organize impromptu gatherings and…
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By Greg Patent – Guest Contributor and Baking Wizard
Here’s a perfect light and airy dessert for summer. Over forty years ago I fell in love with a recipe called Praline Soufflé Fifi, a creation of the late and great Michael Field. You beat egg whites with sugar to make a meringue and fold in a homemade powdered pecan praline. After baking the soufflé in a hot…
Added by Audreyvp on July 26, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Last week, we took our official annual family camping trip. Each summer, we take one trip to a California State Park that I deem “official”because it is with kids and without cell phones, laptops, or iPods. The only media we allow are cameras and Kindles (for capturing memories, and because we can keep all our books in one place). What I discovered on this trip was that three days of no Facebook updates, no check-ins, no Tweets and no notifications can actually be…Continue
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Our life together has not been a piece of cake, no storybook romance/fairy tale. We've had a lot of rocky roads. Throughout our six, almost seven years of marriage, we have had many prayer warriors. It is by God's grace, and through our faithful prayer warriors that we are together today.
There was a time where we lived "separate" lives, strangers living under the same roof. No relationship building, no time together. He lived his life, the children and I lived ours.
Added by Misty Leask on June 25, 2012 at 7:53am — No Comments
I'm not a breakfast person. I generally hate eggs, and usually anything I eat early in the morning disagrees with my tummy. I have found, though, that smoothies work well for me in the morning. Really anytime. Plus they are quick and convenient and give me the energy I need to get from one task to the next. I wanted to share with you my Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe made with almond milk, instead of dairy milk, which is much easier on me. At 294 calories (calculated with…Continue
Added by Kasheia Williams on June 18, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments
By Amie Valpone, Culinary Marketing Consultant & CEO of the gluten-free blog, The Healthy Apple. Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone….I’ve created this amazing chick pea guacamole that will surely knock your socks off and keep your Cinco de Mayo festivities rollin’… SMOKED CHICKPEA GUACAMOLE for Cinco de Mayo Gluten-Free and Vegan Ingredients 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 Roma tomato, diced 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 2 scallions,…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on May 4, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Here’s a quick and easy dish that is perfect for a cool spring evening. I opted for…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on April 21, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments
Here is a quick and easy cauliflower recipe that’s roasted to perfection- perfect for a…
Added by Audreyvp on March 6, 2012 at 5:47pm — No Comments
This is a quick, easy, fresh and tasty side dish that you can add to almost any meal. Perhaps this is even too simplistic to blog about, but it is one of my favorite salads (and apparently a favorite with my nieces and nephews as well) so I decided that I'd get it out there.
Added by Marcie Bunker on February 28, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments
Ready for a sweet treat on ‘Love Day’ but not ready for the sugar overload and empty calories? Look no further than…Continue
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By Margaret Plouff – Contributor, Natural Wellness
The beginning of a new year, ahhh, a time for fresh starts and new fresh energy. Time to move forward with grace and improved health, strength and vitality. The holidays were a time to indulge, and did we enjoy that! Now we have a choice to implement new healthy habits. It’s time to take exquisite care of ourselves, really show lots…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on February 2, 2012 at 6:42pm — No Comments
An evil wind blew into out house on the breath of the “year of the Dragon”. Evidentially the advent of the Chinese New Year brought a festival of bad juju on my house. We all are just falling apart. Hubs is sick, kids were sick then sick again. Ian is now rounding out the third illness, pinkeye. Or as it’s known around here, “I know it itches sweet boy but If-you-TOUCH- THAT-EYE-AGAIN-AND-SPREAD-THAT-NASTINESS-THROUGH-THE HOUSE-I’LL-CHOP-OFF-THAT-FINGER-AND-FEED-IT-TO-THE-FISHIES!” Perhaps…Continue
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