Cranberry Christmas Cookies

Cranberry Christmas Cookies, featured in the children’s book, Cranberry Christmas, are amazingly, surprisingly good. Tart and sweet, they’re packed with flavor.  I may just have found my new favorite cookies. They don’t look like anything special. The recipe contains no special ingredients. In fact, I was surprised to look over the ingredients list. But, these […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for some new Thanksgiving recipes to try this year? Here are some of the FishFamily’s favorites! Next week signals my kids’ favorite meal of the entire year. We are heading to Grampa Lee and Gramma Marilyn’s house, one of our happy places. Gramma and I have been scheming about the meal. It turns out […]

New Year’s Eve Meal Plan to Print & Cook

Looking for something special for your New Year’s Eve Celebration? We’ve gotcha covered with several appetizers, beverages, and desserts. One of our family’s favorite New Year’s traditions is to have a snacky dinner, or mocktail party. For years I’ve prepared a variety of finger foods and made that our dinner. Last year the kids took […]

3 Free Printable Christmas Menus

The month is speeding by. Before we know it, Christmas will be here. Yay! While I’m not quite ready, it helps to have you guys around. You’re my accountability in case you didn’t know. When one of you makes a request, I’m pretty happy to fulfill it. And if it means that the request serves […]

Make a Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Kids love fun looking jars…and they love this recipe for Nut-Free Monkey Munch Trail Mix. Because the mix is free of nuts and can be free of gluten and dairy (depending on how you […]

A Printable Thanksgiving Menu

This week’s meal plan is a little bit different. Download a complete Thanksgiving Meal, complete with grocery list and make-ahead tricks. 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 […]

New Year’s Feasting (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ring in the new year with some good eats to please the whole family. The ball is dropping in just a few days. We’re on the edge of 2013? How did we get here?! Since hubby and I are homebodies, we’ve never minded staying home on New Year’s Eve. We cook up some fun snacks […]

DIY on a Dime: Breakfast for the Road

Know someone with a long morning commute? Bless him or her with breakfast for the road. Breakfast is an important meal, but one that’s easy to skip. Too easy. We all know we should eat, but …. that morning rush gets the best of us sometimes. This gift is super easy to put together and […]