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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

Backyard Camping (Bamping?)

I am that mom who is always droning on about the benefits of getting the kids outside, to experience the grass between their toes, the leafy dappled sunlight, the song of the cicadas. (In fact, I drone on as long as the cicadas do, and just as loudly.) So every summer we set up a tent in our backyard, drag out some sleeping bags and…“bamp” out. We spot fireflies, play flashlight tag and grill up savory foil packets on our grill. In the foil-pack dinners here, you cook the rice or stuffing, veggies and protein at the same time in a no-mess packet. Try these, then get even more fired up with the rest of our favorite foil-pack ideas. Click here for the recipe: Foil-Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner Continue reading

Pudding on a Happy Face

The ice cream truck factored big into my childhood summers. Long afternoons were spent in the backyard with my best friend, keeping our ears tuned for the first faint bars of “Pop Goes the Weasel.” By the time the music was blaring down my street, we had joined the crowd of sweaty kids jumping up and down on the sidewalk, all of us with a dollar clutched in our little fists. My neighborhood now doesn’t have an ice cream truck, and my kids are way too busy to hang out in the yard waiting for one anyway. But I like to recreate a little magic with my favorite summer recipe for pudding pops. Continue reading