Make a Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Monkey Munch Gift Jar - Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Kids love fun looking jars…and they love this recipe for Nut-Free Monkey Munch Trail Mix. Because the mix is free of nuts and can be free of gluten and dairy (depending on how you […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #31

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #31 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with BBQ beef sandwiches, beef taquitos, beans & rice, chicken noodle soup, and potstickers with dipping sauce. December is upon us! I’m not quite sure how that happened. Seems like December was just here. Regardless, it’s here again. In our neighborhood […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #30

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #30 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with turkey pot pie, bacon and broccoli egg bake, cheddar soup, tortellini soup, and homemade pizza. This promises to be a busy week for many of us. Either you’re hitting the road to visit family or friends or hunkering down at […]

Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

Persimmons

Know what these are? These flat, orange globes have been plaguing my produce box for the last three years. Usually, I just pawn them off on my friend Sharon. But, this year she left town — for three weeks — during persimmon season. So, I’m stuck with a lot of persimmons. I found a taker […]

A Printable Thanksgiving Menu

A Printable Thanksgiving Menu with Grocery List | Life as MOM

This week’s meal plan is a little bit different. Download a complete Thanksgiving Meal. The Thanksgiving meal is arguably the largest and most expensive meal — not to mention time-consuming — that most Americans prepare in a year. I remember celebrating Christmas in France. I’d say the meal my French mom prepared could certainly compete […]

Turkey-Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyère (Falling for Fun)

Turkey Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyere | Life as MOM

Looking for a delicious, fall-inspired meal? Check out this recipe from Kathy Strahs of Panini Happy: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. photo source: Kathy Strahs Around this time every year, way before I’ve even […]

Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal and an Oatmeal Bar

Oatmeal Bar

The following content is sponsored by National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign: I welcomed my Saturday morning risers with an oatmeal bar. An oatmeal bar?! Are you kidding me? No, no, I’m not. It is surprising, though, especially when you consider that I never had oatmeal as a child. My parents didn’t like it, so […]

Fall Theme Night Dinners (Meal Planning)

This post was originally published on Sept 18, 2011. The habits described here run deep in my soul. Many of my meal plans for this week follow these themes.  Last year I posted some fall theme night ideas that served us well twelve months ago. As our days start to fill up and fall into […]