Could you eat the same thing every day?


When I talk about cooking in batches so that my family can avoid fast food and eat well even when our schedule is out of control, I often get the same response: “Oh, I couldn’t do that. I can’t eat the same thing 2 days in a row.” Really? My first reaction is “Sheesh. Picky…

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Feeling Frazzled…and Thankful!

I’ll admit that I’ve been having a little trouble keeping it all together lately. The past year has been such a whirlwind, and while I rarely, if ever, admit that I am overwhelmed or need help, I’m at the point now where I can say it: I’m overwhelmed. That’s not to say I don’t love…

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Dip


If there’s one flavor that defines the holiday season for me (besides maybe peppermint for Christmas) it’s pumpkin. (Have I mentioned this before?) I love pumpkin. I love it in pies, cakes, breads, lattes, fudge, you name it. But, those things don’t always fit in with my mission to stick with wholesome, natural, real foods….

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Mommy and Me Recipe: Fall Veggie Crisp


Since returning to work full-time, I’ve learned one thing for sure: Anything I can do on the weekend to help myself out during the week makes me my own best friend when workdays kick my butt. So, Sunday has become the day to cook! Today, I made this yumminess with some of the last garden…

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Adjusting to Motherhood: My Biggest Challenge

I’ve always been a classic Type A personality–a chronic overachiever, and frankly, a bit of a control freak. That’s not to say I did everything perfectly, but I always strove to, and I based my own personal self-worth on my achievements and ability to do everything, all at once. To me, unless I got an…

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My Favorite Way To Do Deep Dish


I was born in Jersey, and raised on Long Island, with an Italian mom. So, yeah. I like pizza. But as much as I like a good New York-style foldable slice, covered in thick cheese and loads of garlic and mushrooms, I like this kind even more… The bakery I used to work in might…

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Mama Soul Food: Honey Ginger Overnight Oat Pancakes with Sauteed Cinnamon Peaches


Yesterday, I had a banana for lunch. Not a good idea.  While a banana might be a perfectly healthy choice for a snack, it’s not exactly a well-balanced lunch, and I spent  most of the day feeling sluggish and tired, and frankly, uninspired. Can you really trace all that back to a meager lunch? I…

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