Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Desserts

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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. Dessert is the crowing touch to the Thanksgiving Meal. And everyone has […]

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Don’t Forget!

Big Dessert Swap Extravanganza tomorrow. Come back here with your recipes and links.

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Home Ec 101: Planning a Big Dinner

May 1998 --- Fresh Peaches --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home making. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your own mother worked outside the home, chances are you may not have grown up with much teaching in the way of housekeeping and meal preparation. These are not obsolute skills, no matter […]

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Turkey Shaped Breakfast Rolls


These are the result of spur-of-the-moment inspiration on Thanksgiving morning one year. Since then they’ve become a tradition, particularly so now that I find such great Pillsbury coupons. If you want to make your own this week, here’s what you need: Serves 5 1 can Grands biscuits1 can Grands cinnamon rollscolored sprinkles and candies Preheat […]

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What’s Cookin’ This Week


This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Thanksgiving is such a fun day of eating and snacking. And I love the leftovers. This year my brothers are hosting the Big Day, though FishPapa and I will each be cooking a turkey to contribute — one in the oven and one in his […]

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MOM Deals This Week: Sale-Savvy Stops on the Web


This week is a big one for retailers. Between preparing for Thanksgiving feasts and innaugurating the Christmas shopping season on Black Friday, they are after your attention and your money. So, now’s the time to do some thinking and planning. I really appreciated this list of Top 10 Shopping Mistakes to Avoid. These are great […]

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Time for MOM: Have You Got a LIFE LIST?

Blond woman lying in field --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

A few weeks ago I spent a couple hours at a local bakery — by myself. Yeah, I know. By myself. I fed the baby, grabbed my Bible and a notebook, and left the house – by myself. I haven’t done that much in the last three months. I felt naked almost. I know many […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: 8 Great Ways with a Party Tray


This week I took a mental break from wheeling and dealing. For the most part, I stayed out of the stores. I didn’t even go buy a Sunday paper. I printed online coupons when I saw them, but no clipping for me. Last week I felt I was getting a little too obsessed, so it […]

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