Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

Persimmons

Know what these are? These flat, orange globes have been plaguing my produce box for the last three years. Usually, I just pawn them off on my friend Sharon. But, this year she left town — for three weeks — during persimmon season. So, I’m stuck with a lot of persimmons. I found a taker […]

A Printable Thanksgiving Menu

A Printable Thanksgiving Menu with Grocery List | Life as MOM

This week’s meal plan is a little bit different. Download a complete Thanksgiving Meal. The Thanksgiving meal is arguably the largest and most expensive meal — not to mention time-consuming — that most Americans prepare in a year. I remember celebrating Christmas in France. I’d say the meal my French mom prepared could certainly compete […]

Turkey-Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyère (Falling for Fun)

Turkey Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyere | Life as MOM

Looking for a delicious, fall-inspired meal? Check out this recipe from Kathy Strahs of Panini Happy: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. photo source: Kathy Strahs Around this time every year, way before I’ve even […]

Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal and an Oatmeal Bar

Oatmeal Bar

The following content is sponsored by National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign: I welcomed my Saturday morning risers with an oatmeal bar. An oatmeal bar?! Are you kidding me? No, no, I’m not. It is surprising, though, especially when you consider that I never had oatmeal as a child. My parents didn’t like it, so […]

Fall Theme Night Dinners (Meal Planning)

This post was originally published on Sept 18, 2011. The habits described here run deep in my soul. Many of my meal plans for this week follow these themes.  Last year I posted some fall theme night ideas that served us well twelve months ago. As our days start to fill up and fall into […]

Planning for Thanksgiving

Planning for Thanksgiving | Life as MOM

Now that November is here, it’s time to start thinking and planning for Thanksgiving. Don’t go all nutso on me, just spend 20 minutes thinking it through. 1. Think through your Thanksgiving. If you’ve never served up a Thanksgiving meal before, take some time to consider how you want to plan a big dinner and […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #29

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #29 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with pasta with red sauce, chili, broccoli & cauliflower soup, chicken enchilada casserole, and chicken with mashed potatoes. This past week our family kinda played “pick-up” when it came time for supper. Since I threw my back out early in the […]

31 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

31 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen | Life as MOM

Wondering how you can save time in the kitchen? Check out the last month of Kitchen Time Savers. This was the month to save time in the kitchen. I love to cook, but I love to be with my people more. And have meals on time. And sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s […]