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Eat at Home More Often

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Want to improve your family’s diet? Learn how to eat at home more often to save money, control ingredients, and enjoy the meal together. Beef, Barley, and Vegetable Soup Over the last few years we’ve transitioned to eating more meals at home. During busy cookbook-writing seasons, we’d ironically have fast food 2-3 times per week. […]

How to Improve Your Family’s Diet

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While you can’t always control every morsel your children eat, you do have a lot of influence and control over their nutrition. This is part 1 of a series designed to help you improve your family’s diet.  This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a […]

Red Sauce with Meats

Homemade Red Sauce with Meats Life as Mom

This delicious red sauce cooks quickly and deliciously. The meatballs or sausage poach in the sauce, adding great flavor. Thank God that Marco Polo had the foresight to bring some noodles back to Europe when he travelled the Silk Road. The Italians took those noodles and have done some wonderful things with them. Not that […]

A Month of Quick & Easy Meals

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Make your life more flavorful with this latest curation of recipes, meal plans, and grocery lists, A Month of Quick & Easy Meals. Summer is heating up! I am all about lazy days and trips to the beach, reading great books and watching fun movies. However, summer vacation as a mom isn’t quite the same […]

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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These Chicken Salad Sandwiches are so tasty! With crunchy bits of celery and savory bites of cheddar, this chicken salad is note-worthy, perfect for sandwich night. I’ve always loved a good sandwich. Whether it was the ham-and-cheese-stuffed pitas my girlfriends and I made in high school, the $5 footlong that felt like a splurge, or […]

Dinner Recipes Kids Love

Dinner Recipes Kids Love | Life as Mom

Do you have picky eaters at your house? Are you looking for some dinner recipes that the whole family can enjoy? Here are some of our favorites. If I do my math right, I’ve fed my children over 20,000 meals. Yes, really! If you’re serving up food three times a day, you’re making almost 1,100 meals per […]

Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Make Ahead Breakfast Your Kids Will Love

Whether you’ve got early risers or are heading out on an epic road trip, consider these make ahead breakfast ideas that are fun for kids of all ages! Whenever my nieces come to sleep over, I try to pull out all the stops. I tend to be the stricter, more uptight one of the aunties, so I […]

Mexican Rice

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Mexican rice is a delicious and easy side dish to accompany tacos, fill burritos, or otherwise enhance your Mexican style meal. This dish is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo Dinner! Mexican food is a cuisine near and dear to my heart. Growing up in Southern California, my family loved, loved, LOVED to visit Downtown […]