Frugal Friday: Making the Most of In Season Produce

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Throw a Birthday Cake Theme My Way! Challenge Me!

Because I’m bored and have nothing better to do (like find a new house, pack up, and move), I thought I’d ask my readers to challenge me with a birthday cake theme. Last time we played this game, I was stumped to create a Fancy Nancy cake and a Breakfast Cake. Theme suggestions will be […]

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Asian Chicken Noodle Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Chicken)

I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply baked chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed it into casseroles, like in my favorite, Curried Chicken Divan. We didn’t know any better and we just called it “Chicken Curry.” Regardless of what you […]

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Blogger in Training

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This Week on URS: A Chicken in Every Pot

Loved that collection of red, white, and blue goodness on last week’s URS! Thanks to everyone who linked up. Amy’s Caramel Pretzel Sparklers were particularly clever as she used caramel wrap instead of unwrapping all those little squares and melting them. Easy-peasy. This Thursday come ready to share your chicken recipes. Henry IV of France […]

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Save the Date! Birthday Cake Round-Up

You are cordially invited to the third Birthday Cake Round-Up, hosted by LifeasMOM. It’s true. And I hope you can come. Who: YOU and all your friends, cousins, and enemies. (Well, don’t tell your enemies. They can stay home.) What: a carnival rounding up birthday cakes of all walks of life, all sizes, all shapes. […]

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Coming Clean: Week Three

As I mentioned yesterday, my summer plans have taken a detour. One of the things that has been redirected is my effort to clean our house top to bottom. It sure is taking me longer than I anticipated. So much for going through the whole house in two weeks’ time. But, better now then right […]

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Bye, Bye My Sweet Cherry Pie!

Check out what I made this weekend over at Good (& Cheap) Eats. (And, yes, that really is my picture!)

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