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Kids in the Kitchen :: Popsicles!

Who doesn’t love popsicles? They have, in a sense, replaced cupcakes and macarons as the trendy treat of the moment. They are available in endless varieties and are pleasing to all palates. And they can be made easily at home by you and your children!               I have fond memories, as a child, of making […]

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The First 10 days of Trying Whole30

So, what is Whole30? Whole30 is a 30 day plan of being completely and totally sugar free. Seriously. Sugar free. Black coffee. NO SUGAR. It’s only whole foods. And usually described as some kind of gastro-reset. Other things not included on Whole30 include dairy, legumes, grains, and alcohol. Basically you’re allowed meat, veggies, fruit, and […]

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Cinco de Mayo like a Mom

It’s a day more celebrated in America than in its own country of origin and for good reason…TACOS.    Cinco de Mayo, which occurs on the 5th day of May, commemorates Mexico’s unlikely victory over France in the 1862 Franco-Mexican war but is primarily observed in the state of Puebla where the battle was fought.  […]

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Vegan in Memphis: Eating Meatless in a Meat-filled City

There’s no denying it, Memphis has incredible food. We have everything from Gus’s Fried Chicken, any of the diners, and – of course – the barbecue.  However, nowadays it’s more and more common to see alternative dietary choices being made that don’t include fried chicken or pulled pork. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan choices are becoming extremely popular for […]

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Colorado Green Chili

My husband is a native Coloradoan. I spent eight wonderful years in the Denver area. While we love living in Memphis, we agree that there are many things we miss: Family, friends, the Rocky Mountains (oh, the Rocky Mountains…), snow (but to be clear, I DO NOT miss the snow), and the incredible and unparalleled […]

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Orange and Almond Granola Recipe

Oh, I can see your face right now. She’s that mom, the mom who makes her own granola. (You can imagine an “eye roll” emoji right here.) Don’t worry–I still use a plastic water bottle, drugstore cosmetics, and enjoy some high fructose corn syrup now and again. You still reading? Good! Granola is the perfect […]

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