Ranch sliders and meat deals

In my crazy yet minor obsession with coupons, I recently learned that Stop & Shop has a few clip-able coupons that give you even more savings than just their in-store deals! For example; this week, 80/20% ground beef is one of these coupons. The way we eat meat in this house, I needed this one! Savings tip: Buy meat in bulk and either create multiple dishes at once or separate it & label a freezer bag to remind you ie: “2# chop meat for burgers or chili”. Time and Sanity saver: Burgers are great to make ahead! Be sure to wrap them tightly, and freeze them....more

Blood Oranges and Sunsets

Last week I was so stoked to find blood oranges at the market. I love blood oranges. Actually, I love most any food that's visually stunning. Looks are a lot for me when it comes to food.And as it turns out, names are a great influence to our girls....more

When Kid-Friendly Fare Needs Adult-Friendly Flare: New Series

Two little blond heads share the pillow next to her. She squints at the clock and is amazed to see 7, 3 and 0 illuminated. “Have they EVER slept this late before? Awesome!” Then the events of 2am come back to her and she wonders if it was worth the extra sleep. At least one of them made it to the toilet. The other, well, a mop for the bathroom floor and some wet towels on the carpet got most of it. Fingers crossed they feel better this morning....more

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A Month of Side Dishes: Romeo and Julienned Vegetables

There once was a pepper named Romeo. He was in love with the fair Julienned, but alas, she was from another crisper. This is my somewhat twisted contribution to BlogHer's Month of Sides. I dare you to read the whole thing. But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. ...more

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