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Cooking just got way easier. We serve up simple, healthy recipes the whole family will like, plus tips for finding balance in the busyness. Because let’s be real, some days it’s a miracle you get the kids out the door, much less lunches packed.

How Lunchmeat Saved Dinner: 7 Quick Dinner Ideas

Sports practice, swim class, scout meetings—the list goes on and on. With all of these activities and commitments, the traditional family dinner often gets pushed…

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How to Plan a Perfect Picnic for Free

One of my favorite items I registered for when we got married was a gorgeous picnic basket filled with enamelware dishes and all the basic…

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12 Healthy Snacks That Can Boost Your Metabolism

Nobody wants a hangry mom. If you’re anything like me, waiting long hours between meals can make you “hangry” (that’s a hybrid of “hungry” and…

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Easter Basket Goodies (That Aren’t Candy) You Can Feel Good About It

Thanks to the Easter Bunny, there’s at least one morning every year when your kids wake up to a sugar feast. By lunch? They’ve crashed…

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7 Easter Sandwiches to Feed Every Bunny

Easter Sunday is one of my most favorite reasons to gather all year long. Right after church services, my entire family, including extended family members…

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4 Easy Swaps to Get Ready for Swimsuit Season

For our family, winter is filled with cozy comfort food, roasted dishes, thick chili, and everything else that requires pants with lots of stretch in…

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9 Delicious Ideas for Breakfast Haters

Maybe you can’t stomach the thought of a meal first thing in the morning, or maybe you’ve been running on vats of coffee instead of…

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3 Healthy Recipes Perfect for Spring

Can-of-cream-of-mushroom-soup season is finally over. It’s time to put away the pot roast and heavy noodle recipes and take advantage of the fresh foods springing…

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4 Tricks to Turn Your House into a Spring Snack Shack

It’s exhausting feeding people, isn’t it? How many hours of our day are spent thinking about that stuff? Too many, if you ask me! Well,…

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Crave-worthy (Better-for-you) Comfort Food

Baby, it’s cold outside, and a warm, cheesy deep-dish pizza just sounds sooo good right now. With chilly weather that makes you just want to…

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Why Are Comfort Foods so Hard to Overcome? (And How to Do it!)

On hard days, only my mom’s mashed potatoes can make it better. That’s because our own personal comfort foods are drawn from childhood memories, taste…

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Breakfast Scrambles: A Fast, Protein Packed Breakfast

Scrambles are our jam! There’s something special about whipping up eggs for my kids in the morning. Perhaps it’s the love and care that went…

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St. Patrick’s Day Eats: How to Sneak Green into Everything

Having been born of a “Sweeney” family tree, with roots many centuries deep in Irish history, St. Patrick’s Day is nothing less than a hallowed…

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Pressure Cooker: Hot or Not?

Everyone and their mom jumped on the pressure cooker wagon over the holiday season as prices dropped and pressure cooker hysteria mounted. I was one…

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Crustless Quiche: The Answer to Hungry Kids At Dinnertime

Ok. Picture this. You’ve got no dinner plan (this is me all too often) and all you have in the fridge is some leftovers, a…

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Bootin’ the Gluten with 14 Tasty GF Ideas

It’s hard enough to stick to the food you “should” eat. Throw in a kid with celiac disease and menu planning for the family becomes…

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25 Ways to Eat Smoked Sausage for Dinner

Despite our dreamiest visions of weekly meal planning and prep, half the time we don’t end up thinking about what we’ll make for dinner until…

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Tips for Moms of Picky Eaters, from Moms of Picky Eaters

Once upon a time, I knocked myself out trying to introduce new food items to my three boys, and when I say I knocked myself…

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