Did Someone Say Party?


I’ve always been one who loved parties. Any cause for celebration and I’m there. If I could afford to be Martha, we’d have some big shindig every week, complete with engraved somethingorothers and matching whatchamacallits. My husband, on the other hand, prefers things a little more low key. (Lucky for him that we’re not rich, […]

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole (URS: Hot and Spicy)


Since I grew up in Southern California, Mexican food was always a regular part of our diet. Though my dad was a Minnesota farm boy, he moved to California in his twenties and developed a taste for spicy foods. As a result, they were flavors I grew up with. But Mexican food is not the […]

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Have You Gone Green?


I’m looking for guest bloggers on green topics: recycling composting growing your own reducing waste anything else under the sun that’s eco-friendly Email me (lifeasmom at sbcglobal dot net) if you’re interested in providing a guest post.

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Family Fun: 6 Classic Flicks


Since we don’t watch TV, except for football and Food Network, a main form of entertainment at our house is movie-watching. It’s rare that we go to the cinema, but we love videos. We usually check them out for free from the library, pop a few bowls of popcorn, and snuggle up on the couches […]

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Make Your Own Freezer Meals


Bulk cooking has been a periodic practice of mine for about twelve years now. I was pregnant with my first born when I first heard about the book, Once a Month Cooking. My friend Jessika and I spent two-three days shopping and cooking and had a freezer full of food. I have great memories of […]

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Not So Random Acts…


I’ll never forget the day my neighbor Wendy showed up at the door with a lasagna and garlic bread. It was no special occasion. No new baby from the hospital. It was no trying or tragic time. There was no obvious need that she was filling. She just wanted to do it, she said. We […]

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Healthy Living and a Giveaway


There can be a lot of confusing information out there as regards healthy eating and healthy living. What was healthy and hip one year changes the next. And it’s so easy to grab hold of some bit of information and yet not have the whole story. For example, years ago someone told me about how […]

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This Week on URS


If you need St Patrick’s Day cooking inspiration, check out last week’s URS for some great recipes. Thanks to all contributors! This week’s theme for Ultimate Recipe Swap is “Hot and Spicy.” So get ready to share whatever recipe you’ve got that brings a little tingle to the taste buds. Thursday I’ll have Mr. Linky […]

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