Pies for Pi Day? Yes, please!

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Pie.  It's got such a huge part of so many of our family traditions and it's hard not to love pie.  In fact, I can tell you, in 39 1/2 years on this earth, I've not met anyone who doesn't like pie.  There aren't a lot of foods you can say that about, although I ...

5 ways for kids to help clean the house #SwifferatTarget #CleverGirls #sp

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My little one, like most kids, is great at making messes. It's kind of a gift of little kids. Fortunately for us, we have a little one who also wants to help us keep the house clean. She's always the first to ask "Can I help?" and really, she's a great helper. She just needs ...

Kale and Ham Galette Recipe

Kale and Ham Galette

I've been trying to add some culinary excitement to our family meals lately. Nothing super crazy, of course.  This week I was thinking about kale and making kale chips. But then I was thinking about other stuff you can put kale into.  Somehow, this had me thinking about Easter and ham and leftover ham and ...

Fun Recipes with PEEPS #PEEPSTreats

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Sometimes, you just want to have a little fun with your PEEPS.  Last year, we made PEEPS Kebabs and PEEPS pops.  This year?  A Peepster Basket Cake.  With PEEPS, it's all about fun.  New flavors of PEEPS, paired with fun Wilton icing colors, sprinkles and decorating bags and tips, gives a whole lot of room ...

Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

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Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts   A delicious spin on a Weight Watchers recipe that is full of great taste but low in calories- inspired by Greek flavors.  My kids are pretty good at eating salad and since the stuffing resembled one of mom's yummy loaded salads they loved this chicken dish, and gobbled up the ...

Help Olympic Athletes support future Olympians #EveryStep #Olympics #sochi

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Nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Nine programs in need. A $500,000 donation from Citi. You help decide where it goes with just a click. That's what Citi's Every Step of the Way program is all about, in a nutshell. Olympic athletes supporting programs to help others train and become the next Olympic athletes. This post ...

Oral Health Tips for Children’s Dental Health Month #ncdhm #giveaway

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I have heard from many places in recent years that oral health is the doorway to overall health.  It makes sense when you think about it.... the mouth is kind of the doorway to the body... and if that's got issues, chances are, those issues aren't going to stay exclusive with our mouth.  We all ...

Toy storage that makes cleaning up fun! ($150 Prize Pack #Giveaway)

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A while back, I lost my mind.  I think it was the eleventy billionth LEGO brick I stepped on, or maybe it was the fourteen thousandth article of doll clothing/accessories I found under my pillow.  The toys are taking over my house and it has.to.stop. Toy storage needs to be stepped up. I love my kids. ...

Black Bean Veggie Wrap makes brown bagging fun!

spicy black bean veggie wrap

So now that my oldest has officially gone meat free, and is living as a vegetarian, I'm finding meatless lunches are a little bit (not tons) more challenging to pack.  The girl who loved ham and cheese won't eat the ham anymore and I'm left trying to make sure she's getting her protein in.  She REALLY loves ...

Weight Watchers Friendly Lentil Soup

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Simple Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Lentil Soup This soup is a delicious vegan recipe, but it can be altered easily to suit the cook’s tastes.  Beef or chicken stock can be substituted for the water.  Pieces of ham can be added for a delicious option.  Another tasty addition is a dollop of sour cream ...