Bookmarks Are People Too! Dinner Menu and Crafts

  Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of October is Bookmarks Are People Too! by Henry Winkler. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with ...

Creative Galaxy Epiphany Craft

This is a sponsored post. All views and opinions expressed are my own. David limits the amount of television Abby and Katie watch. He doesn’t allow tv on school nights, ...

Thank You Mr. Falker Dinner Menu

Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of October is Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco.Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help ...

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The Giving Tree Dinner Menu

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Whole 30 Day 10

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Chinese Chicken Salad Whole 30 Day 6

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Chicken Masala Stew Whole 30 Day 3

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Kale Brussels Sprouts Salad – Whole 30 Day 2

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Whole 30 Day 1

Ladies and gentlemen, here it is. My Whole 30 Day 1. Haven’t heard of the Whole 30? Read all about it here. Today, Monday, July 21st was Day One for me of this Whole 30 meal plan. I decided to try this out because I’ve never done anything like it, so I think it will […]

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Pippi Longstocking Dinner Menu

Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of July is Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children, and will hopefully be a fun and interactive activity for the whole family. Head over to Growing Book by Book for some talking […]

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Dark Chocolate Silk Pie Provides a Delicious Escape

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Roasted New Potatoes

We moved to a new city in January and have only gone to the farmers market twice since then. Awful. We found a Sunday farmers market when we first moved in here, but Sundays have proven to be a busy day for us, and adding in a trip to the farmers market was just too […]

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Creamy Orange Popsicles (another Orange Julius recipe)

If you’re thinking my Orange Julius cravings have ended, then I’m happy to report that you are sorely mistaken. I still can’t get enough of this creamy deliciousness. I bring to you the second in whats shaping up to be an orange julius recipe extravaganza! I haven’t put down the orange juice yet, and I’m […]

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Deviled Eggs for Cory

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The Orange Julius Equation

I have many memories with my maternal grandmother. During and immediately following my parents’ divorce, my brothers and I spent a lot of time at her house. I think it’s a testament to my grandmother’s love, as well as my parents’ ability to shield us, that most of my early childhood memories are not filled […]

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Dessert Grilled Cheese

We all know how much I love cheese, putting together a cheese platter, and then grazing said cheese platter. In fact, I’m sitting here writing this post, having just polished off the mini dessert grilled cheese sandwiches you see pictured here, and am now working my way through a large bowl of mac and cheese. […]

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Cook a Doodle Do – Family Dinner Book Club

Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of June is Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevens and Susuan Stevens Cummings. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children, and will hopefully be a fun and interactive activity for the whole family. Head over to Growing Book by Book […]

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Easy Green Party Salad with Honey Orange Vinaigrette

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