Simple Pasta Carbonara Recipe

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Fun, random thing you don't know about me: I love peas in pasta. Add any kind of cheese and I may squeal.  Add bacon?  I'll love you forever.  Peas, though, right?  My mom always put peas in our mac and cheese growing up. I think it was her way to get us to eat the ...

Teriyaki Rice Bowl

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Have you discovered Della Rice yet? This is not your typical, boring rice on the grocery store shelf.  Their rice is all natural and gluten free It has a wonderful creamy texture and a delicious nutty flavor that lends itself well to any dish.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with my Della ...

Four Reasons To Eat Canned Food

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I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating canned food. My mom was a wiz in the kitchen and as a busy mom, she relied on using canned food whenever possible. Suffice it to say, as a busy mom myself, I too rely on using canned food whenever I can as well. It ...

Easy Cheesy Chili Bombs Chili Recipe

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Here's a fun Cheesy Chili Bombs chili recipe that's quick and easy- and kid friendly! These are great for a fast dinner or even a picnic dinner on the go. You can always swap out turkey for the ground beef and use low fat cheese to make it a little healthier, and add some hot ...

New Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy vacuum available at Best Buy

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There are 6 things that make my house in need of a vacuum daily (really, at least twice daily) Exhibit 1: Tobey. Exhibit 2: Rosabeth (Rosie) Exhibit 3, 4, 5: The kids. Exhibit 6: The husband. An oldie but goodie, when we were a million years and 3 kids ago younger) I suppose I count too...but since I'm home full time, I feel like I ...

Leprechaun Cocoa: White Hot Chocolate Recipe

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While the winter chill is still wreaking havoc on fingers and toes and your frozen little nose spring is right around the corner. No really, I promise it's coming! Warm up those little hands while you wait for the sun to shine and bring rainbows and fluffy clouds with a fun, tasty white hot chocolate ...

Snickerdoodle Pancakes

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Do your kids love morning pancakes ( or even dinnertime) ?  Pancakes are a fantastic first recipe for little hands to work on- they get to measure, mix, scoop,  pour, shake, and of course eat!  The traditional spicy sweet flavor of Snickerdoodle  cookies makes an equally delicious pancake. Mom did the cooking part this time ...

On set with The Longest Ride cast

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I've been a fan of Nicholas Sparks' writing for years so when I was offered a chance to interview him and see the set of his latest movie, The Longest Ride, opening in theaters April 10th, I couldn't say yes fast enough.  A sweet story of two star crossed lovers, Luke and Sophia, their lives ...

Five Ways Mom Can Win At Snack Time

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Being a parent is a responsibility many of us have and take on wholeheartedly. As they say, it is one of the hardest non-paying jobs but can be so much fun as well. If you have multiple children in your house, like I do, you know how different your kids can be. One kid wants ...

Pouring my heart out to my dad

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When you think of your most important relationships, both romantic and non-romantic, what comes to mind? Are there certain things you wish to say? This Valentine’s Day, Hallmark is challenging fans to “put your heart to paper” when it comes to those relationships we hold nearest and dearest. The obvious choice here would be for me ...