Rise and Shine Breakfast Bakes

August 29, 2016

I’ve never been a big breakfast eater, but in the past year I’ve redoubled my efforts in that department. With longer days as a mom and business owner of sorts, I find my energy fizzling out on those days I don’t start with some...

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Homemade Tagliatelle al Ragu di Carne

August 8, 2016

Just the mention of Tuscany causes me to sway my hips from side to side and close my eyes, losing myself in a deep and melodic daydream. Those golden rolling hills captured in so many Renaissance paintings had me at first sight, and...

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Garlic Chicken for Beginning Cooks

July 18, 2016

I love cooking. I’m constantly calling my mom for new recipes or perusing Pinterest for different dinner ideas. Sometimes, I’m even known to put my own twist on things, and after a bit of experimenting, this Garlic Chicken for...

Sweet Potatoes 2-Ways

July 11, 2016

Now that Darlington is eating solids, many of my mom-friends ask about her eating habits. Luckily, she’s a great eater, and she’s pretty adventurous, too. I attribute this newfound zest for solids to our months of cooking together and...

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Fourth of July CarrHot Dog

July 4, 2016

“HOT DOG! GET YER HAWWWT DAWWWWG!!!” I can still hear my favorite vendor with the handlebar mustache tempting us fans back in those days when I was a Wrigley Field regular. I’ve traced my love of hot dogs back to that particular time...

Let’s Talk about Tofu!

June 20, 2016

Raise your hand if you run screaming at the mention of tofu. Or if you just threw up a little bit in your mouth. Now tell me, why the tofu-phobia? Have you had a bad experience with tofu? Did tofu steal your boyfriend? Did tofu key...

The Monday Menu Revisited: Water-Limoncello

May 30, 2016

Earlier this month we heard from a few of our Mommy Makeover participants and Comeback Circle members on some of their favorite recipes throughout the contest. This week, I thought it’d be fun to share one of my favorite recipes...

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The Monday Menu Revisited: Plum Chicken Salad

May 23, 2016

Earlier this month we heard from a few of our Mommy Makeover participants and Comeback Circle members on some of their favorite recipes throughout the contest. This week, I thought it’d be fun to share one of my favorite recipes...

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Baby Food: Acorn Squash

April 4, 2016

I still can’t believe Darlington’s ten months old next week. On one hand, the months have flown by, but on the other hand, traveling with formula, bottles, bottle accessories, homemade baby food, diapers, wipes, car seats, and...

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Parsnapple Crush

March 14, 2016

As I’ve mentioned in previous baby food posts, now that Darlington’s a regular solids eater, we started incorporating fruits and vegetables into our weekly menu, including juices. The fun thing about this new method is that it’s...

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