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Spicy Dijon Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs. I’ve been into meatballs lately. That almost sounds dirty. My husband loves it when I make turkey meatballs in bulk and keep them in the fridge for whatever occasion. They turn into a go-to protein for a quick breakfast, easy meatball sliders, salad toppers, or just a snack. The kids tend to like these as well. My low carb gluten free turkey meatballs are popular at home, so I ….

The Epic Battle with Toddler Tooth Brushing: Hello Oral Care

*Sponsored by Hello Products We are going through growing pains in our house. Not of the true, physical nature. Not pains in the way people describe needing a life reorganization. It is a period of growing pains, in that my older two kids are leaving toddlerhood. Lucky is turning five. Wyn just turned three. Gone are the days of life in the moment and carefree existence.  Now we have preschool, ….

Chocolate Oat Cookies with Milk Chocolate Chips

The chocolate cravings are killing me lately. Especially when you consider I still want to lose 10 last pounds of baby weight. it isn’t so much baby weight as chocolate weight at this point. Especially when you consider how much chocolate husband dropped in my lap during my pregnancies! Chocolate Oat Cookies with Milk Chocolate Chips 1 1/4 cup flour 3/4 cup cocoa powder 3/4 cup whole rolled oats (not ….

Cranberry Clementine Crumble

Cranberries are one of those fruits I kind of love and kind of hate. The flavor is so distinctive and tart, you cannot really feel neutral about them. I seem to to often have a half a bag of cranberries in my freezer, since any recipe I can think of never uses the whole bag. They sit in the back until I finally give them a second thought. They make ….

Semi-Homemade & Obviously Awesome Chicken Noodle Soup

  We seem to be in the home stretch of Winter right? Wrong. Well, for those of you in the southern and coastal states, sure. Can you feel the jealousy rolling off of me? I will think of you when I am shoveling snow in May. There is one good thing about the cold: it gives me an excuse to make lots of hot soups. I don’t really need an ….

Beauty Box Five February 2015

The February 2015 Beauty Box 5 is here! (Affiliate links) Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of the box can be six times what I pay for a ….

Ipsy Glam Bag February 2015

Is it Spring yet? It was a high of -10*F this weekend. Yeah. Time for February’s Ipsy Glam Bag! Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy ….

Lately ....  {& Valentine's}

Mory insists on sleeping on her tummy now. Actually that has been going on about a month. It forces me to diaper her in an entirely different fashion. I am at a loss with this super soaker kid. She’s as bad as her brother. Since the wood paneling in our kitchen table area is so ugly, I have taken to hanging up Lucky’s art work from school there. It is ….

Basil Clementine Ginger Vinaigrette for Salads & Pastas

I considered one of those hilarious titles that includes every ingredient, but I think those might be reserved for obscure ingredients.  Yes? No? We tend to eat a big salad as our main meal about three times per week, but it has been years since I bought bottled dressing. It isn’t really because I’m a dressing snob, so much as I am cheap and soybean oil gives me a stomachache. ….