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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Nutella Butter Cookies

It has been a looooong while since I have blogged.  Almost 2 years, in fact.  Yikes!  All year, I had planned my blog comeback.  I was going to te[Read more]

Saving Green on Black Friday: GameStop and $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Some people dread Black Friday and avoid the hustle and bustle.  While I am not your camp out all night, trample people in the stores kind of shopper[Read more]

Monte Cristo Roll-Ups

Monte Cristo Roll-Ups When I was a teen (just a few short years ago ;)), I couldn’t wait to get a job and make my own money. I got so sick and t[Read more]

2014 NWI Free Summer Fun Calendar (For Working Moms)

fun in the park It took a while for me to finish my summer fun calendar this year. It’s like the season just crept up on me. I mean really, it w[Read more]

Thursday Things: Ideas For Organizing The Garage

If I could have blogged one article for every project I’ve taken on, recipe I’ve cooked and all other things going on with the family this[Read more]

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Baked Veggie Omelet Muffins

Baked Veggie Omelet Muffins

Muffin cups are so convenient. They are the perfect size for the perfect serving for both adults and kids alike. For someone like me who is making an attempt at portion control, I need just about everything in a muffin! Can you fit a whole meal in this thing?? During my freezer cooking fits, IContinue Reading

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup: The Best Pancakes Ever Made!!!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup: The Best Pancakes Ever Made!!!

It is no secret breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I have tried many breakfast recipes and probably have more breakfast recipe posts on this blog than anything else. My penchant for variety keeps me trying new things; I think I try something different for breakfast at least every other week. When theyContinue Reading

The Cunningham Chronicles: Dating Your Kids

The Cunningham Chronicles: Dating Your Kids

We are the Cunninghams – 1 dad, 1 mom, 6 kids – whew! Yep, that’s us.  People often ask, “How do you make time for 6 kids and still have time for yourself?” The answer, as always, is, “You make time to do what you want to do – if it’s something/someone you love, you’llContinue Reading

Fruity Crepes with Homemade Fruit Compote

Fruity Crepes with Homemade Fruit Compote

I am not one for French cooking. I grew up watching Julia Childs and I marvelled at her culinary skills. Her cookbook was my first when I became a mom. After making a few dishes, I quickly retired it LOL! Many of the best French dishes require a serious labor of love…emphasis on L AContinue Reading

My Plant-based Grocery List: 8/29 – 9/4 (Chicago and NW Indiana)

Every other Thursday, I make my list for groceries from several stores that I consider low-price leaders in the Chicago area. I will always share my plant-based groceries here with you. Fresh fruits and vegetables and plant-based foods can be expensive, but I think our health is sooo worth it – don’t you? Hopefully theseContinue Reading

The Cunningham Chronicles: Battle of the Sockses

The Cunningham Chronicles: Battle of the Sockses

Yeah, yeah, so I know the title is poor grammar but it’s really so appropriate. I have 2 boys that are 2 years apart in age and wear the same sock size and they literally WAR over socks…E V E R Y doggone day!!! Can any of you moms out there feel my pain? In myContinue Reading

My Plant-based Grocery List: 8/15 – 8/21 (Chicago & NW Indiana)

Every other Thursday, I make my list for groceries from several stores that I consider low-price leaders in the Chicago area. I will always share my plant-based groceries here with you. Fresh fruits and vegetables and plant-based foods can be expensive, but I think our health is sooo worth it – don’t you? Hopefully theseContinue Reading

Unfried Tilapia

Unfried Tilapia

I haven’t had much time to cook lately. It’s like summer just took me by storm! Before I knew it, the kids were out of school and I was busy planning summer outings, trips to the beach, park play dates and scheduling camp. Cook??? Whaaaat??? Thankfully, I found a little time for freezer cooking hereContinue Reading

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

My sister started making ambrosia for the family when we were very young. She is an EXCELLENT cook. As a kid, I always looked forward to her sweet concoctions because she never disappointed. At that time, I wasn’t the least bit interested in cooking. I was happy to let her and my mom have theContinue Reading

I have a 1 year old: Noah’s Backyard Luau!

I have a 1 year old: Noah’s Backyard Luau!

Yes, I went absolutely and completely out of mind over Noah’s 1st birthday! He is the smallest thing in the house. He will never remember this party, nor the guests, nor what he wore that day. Heck, he couldn’t even feast on most of the fancy fixin’s…the kid only has two teeth!! Nonetheless, in myContinue Reading