There is nothing better than a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs on a cold winter night, especially if your kids are doing most of the cooking! Mixing and shaping are a great activity for little hands if they’re old enough to know to wash their hands after touching raw ingredients. Conveniently leaving your hands free for supervising and sipping. Continue reading
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So many wonderful things to be thankful for this weekend: we spent Thanksgiving together cooking as a family and got to be a part of my brother-in-law’s wedding. Plus took care of some leftovers and are getting ready for the holiday season. Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well! Read on for more details! Continue reading
As much as I love, love, love Thanksgiving–and this year making our own meal since we didn’t travel to see family as we usually do–I’ve had enough turkey talk for one year. I am ready to move on to all that the rest of the holiday season has to offer! Hannakuh, a wedding, holiday parties, Christmas list shopping and buying, a 5th birthday party to plan, Christmas travel ahead, and New Years! Thanksgiving was just the beginning, so much fun to be had! Continue reading
Featured Recipe: BBQ Chicken & Greens Pizza
Featured Pairing: Beer!
As a mother of a light-speed growing boy, I have accepted the fact that pizza is going to be a key part of my life for the next dozen years or so. It’s easy, it’s filling, he can make it himself before he’s 5 and feed a crowd, what’s not to love? It turns out that it’s also a great way to clean out the fridge and feel all fancy doing it. Continue reading
Among my many wonderful traditional Thanksgivings over the years, there have been a few notable ones that were decidedly less traditional. While they weren’t Norman Rockwell inspired, they were special times shared with friends and family and I still remember them so I put them up there among my favorites. Read on for some weird Thanksgivings, more tips for this Thanksgiving, and a a game to put on your daughter’s Christmas list this year. Continue reading
We’re doing Thanksgiving a little different this year. Typically we go to my husband’s family’s house for the day for a big family meal. It’s loud, it’s chaotic, there’s drama, there are relatives there that we haven’t seen since the last year’s Thanksgiving.