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asian fish tacos with bok choy recipe in_the_know_mom

There was a time when I foolishly thought two kids would be easier than one.  I really believed that, and while they do occupy each other at times, I’ve never been more busy in my life.  Getting real meals on the table every night is a stretch, but somehow we

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gevalia coffee review

Moving to a new city is always a great opportunity to meet new people.  Kids make this even easier because kids want to meet kids, and kids have moms.  Instant mom friends.  Our new house is located within a gated community so with just a few simple strolls around, we

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bakingcookbookfrom scratchgiveawayhealthy snackkids

My kids love snack time and I usually try to provide healthy choices when it comes to snacks. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely dole out my fair share of goldfish and bunny crackers, which I am sure they would choose above all the healthy options that I try and

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Vanilla Latte Cupcakes

You made it through the holidays and now it is time to at least attempt your resolutions, right?  There is a good chance one goal you have set is to eat healthier, which is always a goal of mine since it is a never-ending pursuit.  I’m rounding the end of

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autumndiningentertainingfrom scratchkidsthanksgiving

Thanksgiving has crept up rather quickly this year. Here I was thinking I that I had another two weeks to decide on my Thanksgiving menu but no, the big event is next Thursday – and I haven’t even contemplated how I am going to cook the turkey. Ordinarily I brine

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bakingBirthday Partydessertsdiningfrom scratchhalloween

There were all sorts of reasons to make these last week, from a Fall themed bake sale to a Halloween celebration – and what is an event without customised sugar cookies. Although my sugar cookie skills are getting marginally better, these are certainly not my finest. But the kiddies love

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A couple of years ago when we went to Paris, we stayed in a little apartment in the Marais that sat very near to a host of excellent patisseries. Every afternoon, Mr Man would go out and shop for our afternoon treat, and it quite quickly became a way of life. Needless to

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diningentertainingfrom scratch

I have given up on pre -dinner snacks in our household, usually because dinner is such a big event – as is dessert. So I do not expect people to eat anything, aside from a few olives or spiced nuts, before they make their way through the feast I will inevitabley serve. That being

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autumndiningentertainingfrom scratchwinter

  I felt a decidedly cool nip in the air this morning, as I dropped my daughters off at school, and thought I might make something a little more nourishing for dinner than the usual Summer fare we had been living off for the past couple of months. I was not

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Portland, OR has become quite the hot spot for the food cart industry. With over 475 food carts available on any day, there are many choices when it comes to selecting which cuisine will satisfy your hunger.  You can find anything from Himalayan dumplings to scrumptious desserts. One of Portland’s

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