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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Dessert

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake

Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. No dinner is complete without dessert. At least in my opinion. It […]

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Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake

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 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake. To create your own Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake, you will need: one boxed cake mix, prepared according to package directions small Pyrex bowl 10×10 inch square pan frosting of your choice (I made a buttercream and tinted it with a […]

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April Freezer Cooking: My Game Plan

Last weekend, I took an inventory of what food was in the freezer and saw that we had 20+ meals already to go for April. I cooked like crazy a month ago and we’re still reaping the benefits of it. I feel a little scatter-brained about my freezer cooking this month since I’ve, well, felt […]

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Freezer Cooking: A Make Ahead Holiday Dinner

Thanksgiving at Gramma's

When I was a child, I loved the big dinners that my mom was able to pull off for friends and family. My kids are no different. Over the years our family has had the opportunity to welcome large groups into our home for holiday dinners. With six children and four siblings, sometimes “just family” […]

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Easter Entertainment for Children

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When I was growing up, my mom was the hostess with the mostest. Today I have no idea how she pulled it off. I think she must have not slept too much near special occasions. Not only did she get five kids dressed — in Easter dresses and bonnets — but she also usually hosted […]

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Holiday Dinner Helps and How-To’s

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Photo source: Per Ola Wiberg Wondering how you’re going to pull off the party of the year? Anxious about hosting your first, big holiday dinner? You’re not alone. Even if you’re just welcoming family or close friends into your home, planning and serving a large meal can be daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be. First, […]

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Meal Planning: Loving That Freezer!

green salad with croutons

Having taken an inventory of my freezer recently, I discovered that I have a lot of delicious meals yet to serve. Thursday or Friday I’ll be adding to that stock, but I’m so happy that there are quite a few meals in reserve. That makes for easier dinnertimes. You may notice a lot of salads […]

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The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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FishKids on a full-scale, genuine rusty anchor As our family grows, FishPapa and I are finding more and more fun places to explore. We have always loved to travel and we want to be able to share this experience with our kids. We’re not quite ready for the European vacation of our dreams, so we’re […]

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