Let’s Learn with Fruits & Veggies

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I come from a family of teachers so it’s ingrained in me to turn “normal” activities into learning activities. Now that my eldest is preschool age, the opportunities for learning are around every corner. Even when I don’t kick off a “lesson”, it seems my daughter is searching for one. I mean, at three years… Read More

11 Dairy-Free Meals

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Why go dairy-free in your eating habits? Here’s a few common reasons … Dairy sensitivity or intolerance Gut healing Nursing mama starting an elimination diet to help baby’s digestion, mood or skin Reduce calories I’m on the very forefront of exploring dairy-free eating and I’ve been learning a lot about alternatives and culinary styles that… Read More

Recipes For Hot And Spicy Food Day

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Happy National Hot And Spicy Food Day! There is pretty much a National Food Day for every food: some are very silly, and some, like hot and spicy foods, should definitely be celebrated. I guess you could say I’m a wimp because my spicy food tolerance is very, very low. My husband, on the other… Read More

Easy Dinner Recipes Your Kids Can Help You With

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Cooking is a passion of mine that I hope to be able to pass onto my children, but it won’t happen on its own. It will take me asking my kids to get involved with cooking our meals and helping out to see if they can discover a love for cooking like I did. So… Read More

Italian Wedding Soup

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In the winter there is nothing better than whipping up a warm batch of soup in the afternoon for dinner preparation. It’s so cozy to heat up the kitchen as you cook and then nourish your belly before bedtime. This Italian Wedding Soup fits the bill when it comes to winter soups. Plus, thanks to… Read More

10 No Cheat Treats!

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I have a terrible sweet tooth that gets me into a lot of trouble, and because I was tired of feeling like I had no power over my cravings, I decided to do something about it. I didn’t need to lose weight, I just wanted to be a healthier me and simply feel better. I’m… Read More

Delicious Recipes For National Bean Day

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Today is National Bean Day – yes, there is actually a national food holiday set aside just for beans! How weird awesome is that?! In honor of this special day, I’ve compiled a list of delicious recipes that include main courses, side dishes,snacks, and even a dessert with beans! Take a look and whip up… Read More

15 Weight Watcher Recipes for a New Year

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I want to be honest, I’ve done this post today more for me than you. It’s the new year, so it is time to get serious about dropping a few pounds. Like most people, I think I say that every year after the holidays. After plowing through Chocolate Pretzel Crisps, Pumpkin Cake, and endless cookies,… Read More

New Year’s Cocktails And Mocktails

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What’s New Years Eve without fabulous drinks? Today I’ve rounded up some amazing cocktails and mocktails that are perfect for New Years! My husband appreciates a good cocktail where I am not a drinker myself at all. Because of this we always appreciate parties that serve both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages! And if you’ve… Read More

30 Creative Uses For Peanut Butter

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Did you know that peanut butter has about 100 uses? I sure didn’t. Surprisingly, a ton of the uses aren’t even food related! I have to say, I think the best use for peanut butter is to be paired with chocolate and eaten by me. But here are 30 other creative uses I’ve found for… Read More

New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

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On the tail of Christmas there is another significant holiday to prepare for — NEW YEAR’S EVE! I guess technically the true event is January 1st, but for me, the fun has always started on December 31st. Now, with children in tow, my celebration activities have changed, but with the following activities I am sure… Read More

New Years Eve Dessert Ideas

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I’m in charge of all the cooking and baking this New Year’s Eve, and I’ve been searching for desserts for a while now. The thing I like best about these ideas are that they are bite sized desserts which means you and your guests can devour sample a lot of them without feeling guilty! They’re… Read More

Pear Crisp Recipe

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Ready for a quick and easy dessert recipe? This pear crisp is one of our family’s favorites – mine because it goes together real fast, and my husband and kid’s because it tastes super yummy. Best of all, if you don’t have pears on hand you can use another fruit or berry. Ingredients 4 cups… Read More

Celebrities Share Their Holiday Traditions

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Happy Holidays from our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop! In the spirit of the season, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite celebrity families and their festive traditions. From Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen‘s peaceful co-parenting over the holidays, Tori Spelling‘s activities with her big brood, to Kim Kardashian‘s annual Christmas card, let’s read how the celebs plan to… Read More

First Birthday Dessert | A Healthy Cupcake

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Most little ones are not eating sweets by the time their first birthday rolls around. So, how do you celebrate with something both healthy and delicious? I’ve got the answer for you … pineapple carrot cupcakes! This scrumptious recipe has a more natural flair, but never fear … both baby and your guests will be… Read More

Fabulous Finger Foods For New Year’s Eve Parties

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This New Years, I’m hosting for the first time. Truth be told, my family kind of volunteered me. I think it might have something to do with the fact that we live within walking distance of Colorado Blvd and the Rose Parade route in Pasadena. I’m actually getting pretty excited about hosting because I love… Read More

Indoor Activity Ideas For Your Little Ones This Winter

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It’s getting cold outside, winter will be here before we know it, and that means we need to start thinking of fun indoor activities for our kids! So I’ve put together a great list for you for the days that it’s just too cold to go to the playground. Check these out! -Set up a… Read More

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

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My family always does a special brunch on Christmas. My mom makes quiche and coffee cake, we have hot chocolate and open our stockings and just enjoy being together before we open our presents throughout the day. While Christmas dinner is the meal that gets all the hype and attention, I thought it would be… Read More

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

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Last year my sister-in-law gave me the easiest recipe ever for BBQ pulled chicken that you can make in the slow cooker. It’s so easy, in fact, that I hesitate to even call it a recipe. It also happens to be really delicious. I’ve made this chicken for many guests and it’s always a huge hit. It’s… Read More

Christmas Dinner Side Dishes

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I’m all about the side dishes for any big family meal. Be it Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, I’m a vegetarian and that means I never do the main course. Today I’ve rounded up some amazing Christmas side dishes that pair well with your main course and will be big hits with everyone at your Christmas… Read More