Dumpling Soup – Family Dinner Book Club

Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of December is Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help ...

Spiced Up Eggnog Latte

It’s all about the eggnog in this house. The girls weren’t too fond of the eggnog just, but they did enjoy the eggnog cookies. I made a batch to take ...

Vegetable Chop Suey

“Grandma calls our family ‘chop suey’, which means ‘all mixed up’ in pidgin. I like it that way. So does Grandma. ‘More spice,’ she says.” I loved this line from ...

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The Giving Tree Dinner Menu

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Sweet Potato Fries

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I Did Not Quit! Whole 30 Day 15

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Whole 30 Day 10

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Whole 30 Day 9

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Whole 30 Day 7

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Chinese Chicken Salad Whole 30 Day 6

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Cheese-less Pesto Whole 30 Day 5

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Whole 30 Day 4

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Chicken Masala Stew Whole 30 Day 3

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