Meal Prep Shortcuts

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. Dinner can be on the table in less time than you think, […]

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Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

With spring here and summer just around the corner, it’s time to dust off your repertoire of side salads for picnics and cookouts. Be sure to include this Loaded Potato Salad recipe with smoky bacon and sharp cheddar. For some people there are five love languages. For others, there are six. Yes, potato salad is a […]

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Simple Coleslaw Recipe

Cabbage can make a tasty, affordable salad, especially when purchased on sale. This cole slaw recipe bursts with sunshine flavors of lemon, carrot, and chive. Add this Simple Coleslaw to your meal plan tonight! You may know coleslaw as that gloppy stuff you buy at the deli counter, a little overly sweet, the crunch almost […]

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Easy Tips for Quick Kitchen Clean Up

Can’t stand the mess in the kitchen? Well, before you escape… do your future self a favor and give it a good tidy. Here are some easy tips for quick kitchen clean up. They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. What they really mean is that it’s the messiest, most used place […]

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Irish Stew & Other St Patrick’s Day Recipes

A classic Irish Stew is simple and flavorful. It comes together easily with hearty chunks of meat, potatoes, and carrots. And it brings ultimate comfort. If you’re like me and you (a) don’t like corned beef and cabbage and/or (b) don’t want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a dish that isn’t even Irish, then […]

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Gramma John’s Pat in Pan Pie Crust

Making pie crust from scratch is like kid’s play when you use Gramma John’s Pie Crust recipe. It’s simple and delicious and easy for kids and adults alike! Do you see how HAPPY that child is? He just made his first pie crust. He’s so incredibly proud of doing it himself. You’ll be that happy, […]

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Celebrate Pi Day with a Homemade Pie

Baking a homemade pie with your children can be a wonderful memory-maker as well as a tasty educational activity. Celebrate math while you’re at it! Pictured: Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie Believe it or not, there really is such a thing as Pi Day. It’s a celebration of math, believe it or not. Now, you may think […]

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Ready for Spring Break? I’ve got a shortcut.

Are you ready for Spring Break? While a welcome respite from the same old, same old daily routine, figuring out what to do with the kids can be intimidating. Especially if you don’t have an unlimited budget to hit the road. I’ve got a cool solution to your Spring Break conundrums. Traditionally the spring semester […]

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