Recipes & Food Finds

Saint Patty’s Day Shepherd’s Pie!

FollowFollowFollow Saint Patty’s Day Shepherd’s Pie!   Saint Patty’s Day is coming and I like to make a nice dinner to celebrate.  One year, I made the mistake of serving corned beef and cabbage and needless to say, the kids were just not into it.  So, since then, I whip up a Shepherd’s pie because everyone loves meat and potatoes.  It’s simple to prepare, only requires a pot and a pan and also tastes great the next day.  Happy Saint...

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How to Organize the Kitchen Pantry of Your Dreams

Pantry organization isn’t a glamorous task, but it can be extremely satisfying. Picture it: All your spices perfectly positioned on a lazy Susan so their labels are legible, dry goods displayed in clear glass containers with beautiful labeling, and all your cooking oils within easy reach. This type of order can save you time—and what mom doesn’t want that? But if your reality is more like ours—canned goods all askew, sticky bottles of...

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FollowFollowFollow HAZELNUT CAKE TRUFFLES   I am probably in a very small minority but I’m not a huge fan of boxed Valentine’s chocolates.  I’m not saying I turn them away as that would be just crazy. However, when the big day of amore comes around, I much prefer some delicious baked chocolate confections.     This year, I decided to make cake pops.  Well, not really. I’ve made them in the past and find the “pop” part to be...

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Valentine’s Day Whoopie Pie Recipe

Photo Credit: John Lee/John Lee Pictures You’ll be head over heels for these nostalgic cakes! Love is in the air and Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Dazzle your sweethearts and do Cupid’s work yourself with these delicious whoopie pies from ONTHEMARC Events’ pastry chef, Jim Eckler. We don’t know about you, but we’d prefer cake over arrows any day of the week.  These petite treats are a pleasure to eat and super fun to...

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I Dip, You Dip, We Dip. Superbowl Dips from Anna Gass

FollowFollowFollow Superbowl Sunday Eats!  When I dip, you dip, we dip   Superbowl is right around the corner and we’re ALL looking for some good eats.  I am not embarrassed to admit, I only come to the Superbowl party for the food, I love food.  Football…well, not so much. So, because my  “goal” for Superbowl Sunday is some delicious munchies, I try to come up with new and creative items for the big day.  No sad plastic...

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Orange Is the New Black’s Laura Prepon Shares Her Mom Life

Actress and director Laura Prepon has played plenty of memorable roles in her life—feminist teenager Donna Pinciotti on That ‘70s Show and prison inmate Alex Vause on Orange Is the New Black both come to mind—but her newest one is mom to 1-year-old Ella, who she shares with husband Ben Foster. Here she speaks to The Local Mom’s Network about how motherhood has fundamentally changed her life, from how she cooks to how much she worries...

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