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This month: A full-time working mom of 3 boys aged 4 and under. Next month: A stay-at-home mom of 4 boys aged 4 and under, one a newborn. Conclusion: Life can be c-r-a-z-y! I don't always have the time that I want to get dinner on the table. I don't always have the energy to prepare the meal that I want. I don't always have the available hands that I need to prep a meal. I don't always plan ahead the way that I want. Or sometimes, the meal that I did have planned and started turns out to be a disaster and I need another quick plan. This is (really, it continues to be - just for different reasons) a crazy season of life. How my afternoon and early evenings go isn't always predictable. Continue Reading...


Recipe – Easy Roasted Carrots Chips


Did you know that if you eat too many carrots, you'll look like an oompa loompa?  Okay, that's a lie.  But carrots are wonderful! They give you fiber. They might not be orange.  They can be purple, red, white or yellow. Bugs Bunny loves them and who doesn't want to love what he loves?! They're Continue Reading...


I love serving vegetables with our meals.  We usually have at least two at every meal.  My family does well with raw veggies (especially with ranch dip!), but I also love roasting them.  Roasting vegetables adds a whole nother dimension to their taste.  There are a lot of seasonings that you can also add to Continue Reading...


Kitchen Hack (noun): Refers to a shortcut found in the kitchen. A tip or a technique that makes one’s life easier, specifically when it comes to organizing or preparing a meal. Kitchen hacks. I love them. I seek out more of them. Those little things that make my life easier. That make getting food on Continue Reading...


Kitchen Hack – How to Freeze Rice!


Kitchen Hack (noun):  Refers to a shortcut found in the kitchen.  A tip or a technique that makes one’s life easier, specifically when it comes to organizing or preparing a meal. This is another one of those “I can do this in bulk, so why make it every time I need it when I can Continue Reading...


Recipe – Perfect Baked Potatoes


Baked potatoes. They’re simple, but they’re also a wonderful side to many meals. But they can also stand alone if you wanted to. Instead of topping with just sour cream and butter, you can also top with cheese sauce, broccoli, ham pieces or chili. Some people go crazy and use salsa, black beans and shredded Continue Reading...


Recipe – Easy Sweet Slow Cooker Carrots!


One of my favorite parts of making a pot roast is the carrots. I mean, the actual roast is good, but the carrots? They’re great! And my kids love them too! That got me thinking about making carrots in the crockpot. The end result of this recipe isn’t carrots that taste like pot roast, but Continue Reading...

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