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chocolate pomegranate truffle
entertainingholidayrecipes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smart Balance. An easy way to cut calories this upcoming Valentine’s Day, the queen of sweet treat holidays, is to sub out your butter for a better choice, like Smart Balance.  I’m switching my butter out in one of

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winter 2013 archipelago
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Christmas and New Year’s Day may have passed but winter certainly hasn’t!  I’m looking forward to a nice season of skiing, snowman building and sledding, and my house reflects it.  I just took down my Christmas decorations but left some wintery touches to keep us all in the mood. Keeping

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christmasholidaykids

It’s December 28th and I’m trying to get our lives back on track.  The holidays have a special way of throwing everything into a tizzy; this year feeling like an all-out tailspin.  It was my first Christmas with two kids, meaning double the effort, double the presents, double the stress. 

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pampers coupons
feedingholiday

This is my first Christmas with two kids, one in diapers.  That second child really throws a monkey wrench in daily life, especially when it gets holiday hectic.  Our oldest is about to turn 7 so we were in the clear… no diapers, no bottles, just one pretty self-sufficient kid,

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persimmon and pistachio biscotti
christmasentertainingholidayrecipes

I created this Persimmon and Pistachio Biscotti dipped in chocolate using Hershey’s™ Spreads as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #SpreadPossibilities #HersheysHeroes. With the hulabaloo happening around the holidays, we’re all planning, baking, and looking for shortcuts.  I’m one of those people who likes to create more work for

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MAM Holiday
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Every child has their preference for pacifiers and our little one is hooked on MAM. If your child is partial to the pacifier, then you know that as a parent, we try and coordinate them with their outfits as much as possible. It’s sad but true, pacifiers are an accessory

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cranberry chocolate chip cookies
christmasgiftsrecipes

While I am completely over pumpkin — please do not show me another pumpkin until next September, I’m still gah gah over cranberries.  I cannot get enough of the tart berries!  I’m putting them in everything, my margaritas, my breads — and granitas!  Oh cranberry granita!  They keep really well

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chard and lemon lasagna recipe
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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO I absolutely love homey, feel-good food — especially in the winter.  It has been exceptionally cold here in the desert, uncharacteristically so.  The

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mini cranberry pies with 5 spice meringue
bakingentertaininghealth and nutritionrecipes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. Tired of turkey and stuffing yet?  If you’re like me, you way overdid it on the food for Thanksgiving and have a ton of leftovers still.  While the pies are all gone and the turkey is

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Elf Magic review
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Whew, one more holiday down — onward to Christmas!  Every kid needs a magical elf to visit for the month of December.  New Elves have come to our home from Elf Magic, a more kid-friendly take on the visiting elf from last year.  These are not meant to be behavior

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