2010

The Top 10 Posts of 2010

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As I’ve struggled to decide on what to write about for my last post of 2010, I reflected back over the year—the many posts I’ve written, the experiences I’ve had, and the many wonderful people I’ve been fortunate to meet in real life from the blogging world.  My life has been truly blessed and enriched […]

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Shiso Pomojito Mocktail—Toasting the New Year in Style

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With 2011 barreling toward us at top speed I decided it was high time to share my favorite drink creation of 2010 with you.  While planning out the menu for my POM Dinner Party last month, one of the first ideas I came up with was a twist on a mojito.  After my foray into […]

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Ho Ho Cake

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Ho Ho Cake Makes approximately 14 servings Recipe Notes: This cake is very moist, so be careful when removing it from the cake pans.  You can substitute a variety of toppings for the toasted almonds—crushed candy cane, fresh berries, chocolate curls, etc. For the Devil’s Food Cake: (adapted from Bon Appetit, December 2008) 2 2/3 […]

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No Whine with Dinner Cookbook Giveaway Winner

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Time to announce the winner of the No Whine with Dinner Cookbook Giveaway!  Your struggles with feeding children (or spouses, LOL!) and your tips and tricks were wonderful to read.  It’s a nice reminder that we’re not alone as parents—there are others out there trying to figure out what makes their kids tick too! On […]

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Merry Christmas + A bit of fruitcake wisdom.

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* Don’t miss out on the current LFM giveaway! Enter to win a copy of the cookbook No Whine with Dinner! “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~Burton Hillis It has been an interesting week.  On Sunday, Bug threw up […]

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Little Bo Bakes Peanut Butter Cookies

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Little Bo Bakes Peanut Butter Cookies Makes 30 cookies 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 1 cup butter 1 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoon salt granulated sugar, for rolling the dough balls 30 […]

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How to Make a Snowman Birthday Cake—Celebrating 4 with a Snowman Party

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* Don’t miss out on the current LFM giveaway! Enter to win a copy of the cookbook No Whine with Dinner! For Squirrel’s 4th birthday last week, we threw a little birthday party at the house and invited some of her friends. We decided to have a snowman themed party—something fun and seasonal. We started […]

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No Whine with Dinner Cookbook—Overcoming mealtime whines (+ A Giveaway!)

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If you’re a parent, you’ve likely heard some form of the phrase, “I don’t like it” at the dinner table. Even my children, who tend to be very adventurous non-picky eaters have their moments. Navigating the waters of filling a little one’s belly with nutritious food can feel a bit like walking a circus tight […]

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Tonkatsu (Breaded Pork Cutlet) with a Pomegranate Molasses Tonkatsu Sauce

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Tonkatsu (Breaded Pork Cutlet) with a Pomegranate Molasses Tonkatsu Sauce Makes 4 servings Recipe Notes: The tonkatsu sauce should be prepared ahead of time.  If you’re worried about the cutlets getting cold after frying them, keep them in an oven preheated to 180 degrees Fahrenheit until you are ready to serve them.  If cooked at […]

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Eat Pray Love Blu-ray Disc Giveaway Winner

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Time to announce the winner of the Eat Pray Love Blu-ray Disc Giveaway!  I loved hearing about all of your favorite food scenes from movies!  So many were scenes that I love as well!  It was also fun to hear about some movies I haven’t seen and now want to based on your descriptions! On […]

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