I heard it through the Grapevine- CA Raisin Season

I heard it through the Grapevine- CA Raisin Season

I grew up (in North Carolina) watching the California Raisins sing I Heard it Through the Grapevine, listening to my mom tell stories about life in sunny CA, and hearing how amazing it is to eat avocados year round. At the young age of 6, I desperately wished I lived in California. Little did I know that I would spend my adult life in the golden state. I love exploring our beautiful state and have made it my mission to share with my kids and students where our food comes from. Most recently I had the opportunity to learn more about how raisins are made. Read more to see the process along with a recipe for yummy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that your kiddos can help you bake.

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Apple Hill Visitor's Guide

Apple Hill Visitor's Guide

Every year we take a trip to the hills east of Sacramento to visit family and enjoy a day in Apple Hill. We love exploring the ranches, indulging on sweet treats, and picking apples. It has become a tradition that we look forward to every year and some people have said they have also started making a weekend trip to the area. Today I am sharing where to go for the best donuts, activities for kids, and food. Check it out and let me know if you are planning a trip this year.

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Cooking with Cauliflower

Cooking with Cauliflower

Cauliflower seems to be popping up everywhere. I think it is a trend that is here to stay. Amanda Venegas from ABC30 Action News stopped by my kitchen today to make a few recipes with me. I am sharing how to make cauliflower crust and whipped cauliflower. Read more to see the recipes.

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Back To School Breakfasts

Back To School Breakfasts

Back to school is time to get back to a routine and as I mentioned in my previous post I am very excited for that. But even with the most planning and prep it is still challenging to do all the things in the morning before school starts. I've always envisioned myself being a calm, cool, and collected mom but when it comes to getting the girls out the door, a whole new side of me comes out, the less patient, less kind, less happy side of me. In an effort to make our mornings calmer, I am preparing breakfast ahead of time. Today I’m sharing 2 easy egg recipes that you can make ahead of time and have breakfast ready all week.

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Back To School: Kid's Schedule & Watch review

Back To School: Kid's Schedule & Watch review

It’s time to head back to school which means getting back into a regular routine complete with a new set of chores. The girls recently received Octopus Watches by Joy to help remind them of their daily tasks and responsibilities. Today I am sharing my review of these watches as well as sharing the chores and responsibilities that the girls will be helping with. Make sure to check out the discount code at the end…. Do you have regular chores for kiddos? Would you like a “mommy assistant” to help keep them on track? If yes, then read on for my thoughts from one mama to another.

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Watermelon Wednesday: Aqua Fresca 4 ways

Watermelon Wednesday: Aqua Fresca 4 ways

“I carried a watermelon.” I actually carried two (these 2) in my tummy and during both pregnancies consumed more watermelon than I probably should have. So we are all HUGE watermelon fans and will gladly carry them any distance to enjoy the perfectly sweet, crispy, juicy fruit. We can easily polish off a small watermelon each in one sitting so I always purchase more than one. If you’re looking for a cool treat to beat the heat and like watermelon than today’s recipes are for you. Also, I rarely share motherhood advice but rather tips that I’ve picked up along the way but recently learned an important lesson that I think is important to share with other mamas.

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