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Milking It

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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New Year’s Feasting

New Year’s is the perfect combination of events. New Year’s Eve represents a chance to look back on the past and all that we have to be thankful for. We get to see all the ways in which we and our families have grown. New Year’s Day is the opportunity to celebrate a fresh start. […]

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Garlic Brie Bread

This appetizer is just fantastic! It is very “make-ahead” and only contains a few ingredients. One great aspect of it is that you get to eat the bowl!

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Chocolate Crescents

The francophile in me just can’t call these croissants. They’re just Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls gussied up a bit. But, they do resemble, in an Americanized way, the pains au chocolats (or chocolate croissants) I ate in France. These are an easier cheat than the traditional way. The recipe is only problematic in that the […]

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Join Us This Week

Things may be quiet elsewhere in the blogosphere, but creative wheels are turning here at Life as MOM. Thanks to Amy from The Finer Things in Life and Kate from A Simple Walk, I’ve got a week’s worth of holiday fun lined up. The parties just never end, do they? This week we’re going to […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Hamming It Up

Got leftovers? If you’re like me and you bought a ham at a great price ($.77/#), you may have enjoyed it for Christmas dinner and now find yourself with leftover meat. Waste not, want not. But what to do with it all? Sandwiches are a great way to use up the rest. But, depending on […]

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California Chicken Gumbo for a Mob

Now, I didn’t really name this recipe, though I certainly could have. I know all about cooking for a mob in California. This recipe is actually adapted from A Feast of Soups, one of my very favorite cookbooks. If your family enjoys soups, then it is worth it to hunt down a copy of this […]

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TGIF: Saying Thanks

The day after Christmas. Ho hum. The party’s over. Or is it? Let’s not be fooled that the season of goodwill just magically ended at the stroke of twelve last night. Hopefully, we’re teaching our kids to show love and compassion all 365 days of the year. One great way to exercise those sentiments today […]

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