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The #JC100: Coquilles St. Jacques À La Provençale OR Scallops Gratinéed with Wine, Garlic and Herbs

in General, Real Food / Easy Meals

On August 15th, Julia Child would have been 100 years old. To honor her, the JC100 was launched, it is a national campaign involving restaurants, chefs, bookstores, and bloggers (that's me), all celebrating Julia and her legacy. As a participant, I cooked up some Coquilles St. Jacques À La Provençale and may I just say, [...]

handmade shampoo bars

DIY: Homemade Castile Shampoo Bars with Tea Tree and Peppermint

in DIY / Tutorials, Real Food / Easy Meals

A couple of months ago I started making soap. After tons of reading and quite a bit of confusion, I finally figured out the basics and made my first batch of 'lye soap', just like Great-Grandma used to make. It turned out great! I then decided to make some shampoo bars. This is the lye [...]

kraft backyard party

Kraft Foods Backyard Party #Giveaway #KraftBackyardParty

in General, Product Reviews, Real Food / Easy Meals

** Winner is Comment #3 Brandi Wristen Schattle congratulations Brandi, please email me with your address.** Nothing says, "Summer!" like a backyard party. Our around here that mean burgers on the BBQ! Try this delicious: VELVEETA® Slices Queso Blanco Burger Prep Time: 30 min. | Makes: 4 servings. What You Need 2 Tbsp. KRAFT [...]


Super Fast and Easy Raspberry Jam! with SURE-JELL #Giveaway #YesIJam

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** Winner is: Meghan Finley! Congratulations Meghan, please email me with your address! ** I started canning last fall for the first time. I'm not sure why, but I had myself convinced it was DIFFICULT, very difficult! As usual I was wrong. It's actually pretty easy. It's also very satisfying! It feels so 'right' to [...]


DIY Cheddar Cheese Animal Crackers

in DIY / Tutorials, General, Real Food / Easy Meals

Looking for a way to keep little hands busy over spring break? Try making some Cheddar Cheese Animal Crackers. They're super easy and delicious. Get the recipe and instructions over at my LifeMadeDelicious Blog. Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share? MK xo


Valentine Heart Chocolate Chip Cookies – Fun, Easy, Quick!

in DIY / Tutorials, General, Product Reviews, Real Food / Easy Meals

This post is a day late and a dollar short ... that's me these days. I can't seem to get anything done in advance! Who am I kidding? I never have ... probably never will, especially with an attitude like this. Oh well ... Most importantly though, I did manage to get these cookies made [...]


I’m Back on the Green Smoothie Wagon

in Family, General, Real Food / Easy Meals

So these resolutions I made are hard to keep, even when I want to. I've manage to keep two of the three so far. I've blogged every week-day (Monday through Friday) and I have also managed to take and upload a photo everyday to Flickr (so much easier using my iPhone 4, than my Nikon). [...]


Happy New Year

in Family, General, Photography, Real Food / Easy Meals

I never make resolutions, but 2012 is going to be different! This year I've made not one, but three promises to myself. I'm going to have a green smoothie every day. So far, so good. I'm going to take photo everyday in 2012 and publish to my Flickr account. So far, so good. I'm going [...]

gingerbread house

Gingerbread Houses 101

in Family, General, Real Food / Easy Meals

The kids and I have been making gingerbread houses for years. Probably 7 or 8 years with Elizabeth, Sam and Georgia and I made them with Hayley when she was a wee girl too. Many, many moons ago I tried making, cutting, baking and assembling my own gingerbread house from scratch. It was a disaster, [...]

spy eye cookies - Secret Agent Josephine

O Is For MommyKnoOows – Secret Agent Josephine Book Tour, Spy Cookies Craft and Giveaway!

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I know that MommyknOws doesn't start with O, but I also knOw that I'm super excited to be today's stop on the Secret Agent Josephine Book Tour. I've been a HUGE fan of Secret Agent Josephine's blog for many years, because she's enormously talented, kind (yep, that's obvious from her posts) and so, so creative. [...]