Slow cooked Chinese Spare Ribs

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This post brought to you by Panda Express. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. We have lived in eastern Connecticut for almost 10 years now and have yet to find a Chinese restaurant that has decent Chinese spare ribs. There was a place near where we lived in New Hampshire that ...

Tahini Hummus

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It's only been recently that I've come to appreciate the awesome that is hummus.  Now that I've started, I want to explore it all. The world of hummus.  How, you ask, did this come to be? To start, I never actually liked hummus before. But I'd never really tried homemade hummus and then I was ...

Where to camp in New England

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New England has some amazing camping spots that are quite close to metro areas like Philadelphia and New York City. A couple hour drive lets you leave the worries of city life behind and fall back into the world of nature. Whether you love to go hiking, see wildlife and bird watching, or love to ...

6 things to do in Puerto Rico

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This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Puerto Rico is a 5-star vacation destination filled with world-class attractions. Whether you’re a golfer, foodie, the adventure type, or a beach (rum) bum, Puerto Rico has everything that you want in a ...

Chile Relleno Scramble

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My daughter stopped eating meat a little over a year ago.  It's made things a little more interesting in the feeding the family department.  I'm always looking for ways to get protein in her body, especially with how active she is- and I always like to make sure everyone in the house starts their day ...

Five Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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When I was in the workforce, the office I worked in was getting a facelift. We had construction crews in and out all day for several days. One day at lunch, I went to grab my purse from my file cabinet and it was gone. My stomach dropped because I knew the trouble I was ...

Take a Road Trip from NYC

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Sometimes you just need to get out of the city, even if that city is as awesome as New York City. Living under the lights of skyscrapers and hearing the ever-present sound of sirens and walking down busy streets is second nature in NYC. But where do you go when you need to disconnect from ...

Green Veggie Crockpot Quiche

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I got a new Slow Cooker for myself at the holidays and it's made me a changed woman.  I guess I never had a great slow cooker before. I do now. Worth every penny.  Regardless, I find I am using my crockpot more and more, for all kinds of things.  Even breakfasts, which I hadn't ...

Mini Cheddar Meatloaf Recipe

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This Mini Cheddar Meatloaf recipe will introduce your kids to mixing ( by hand- gross and they will love it! ) and measuring, as well as using the timer for cooking duration and following directions. This meatloaf is simple but flavorful and gives your child a big confidence boost when they are "in charge" of dinner ...

Bunny Cupcakes

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It must be fun cupcake week around here.  We're just getting ready, ready ready for the bake sale and having all kinds of holiday fun with these little cute cuppies!!  If you aren't into the Sheep Cupcakes, check out these super cute Bunny Cupcakes!  Bunny Cupcakes (from scratch) Cupcake Ingredients (you could also use a box mix to ...