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Your New Favorite Chili

I can’t help it, I am so excited about fall! Who’s with me? The leaves are changing, the kids are back in school, and it’s getting darker earlier. We’ve had a cold snap and some rainy weather during the last few days, and it has me craving hearty soup and chili with warm bread on the side. There’s something so wonderful and comforting about hot chili on a cold night—and this savory, hearty Turkey Sausage Sweet Potato Chili recipe does the trick!

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Bunny Cakes and Beyond: Our 7 Cutest Easter Desserts

Some may ask, “Why bother with a cute Easter dessert when chocolate bunnies and creme-filled eggs are so plentiful?” Listen, the truth is that they’re just…not…cute enough! Chocolate bunnies are sweet…but they’re so predictable. And so I bring you cupcakes that are too pretty to go unnoticed. Rainbow cakes that are equal parts daring and darling. Bunny cakes that command attention with their eye-catching adorableness. Easter is an opportunity for total cuteness overload. And with these seven recipes, that’s exactly what you’ll deliver!

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Lunch-Box Confessions

Please tell me I’m not the only one whose lunch-packing routine looks like this: Wrap peanut butter & jelly sandwich in cellophane. (Pause for large sip of coffee.) Add assorted fruit and veggies to lunch box. (Detach toddler from my legs.) Toss in thermos of milk. (Glance at clock; have mild heart attack.) Pop lunch boxes into kiddos’ hands and hustle ‘em out the door. (Grab coffee again.) It’s something I can do half-asleep (and I do frequently)—but the food? It’s just meh.

So for everybody’s sake, I’m shaking things up in the brown-bag lunch department. Here are three perfect-for-packing recipes that I’m adding to my kids’ lunch boxes in the near future (and probably to mine, too!).  Continue reading