Mommy Monday: Sushi and a Story

Mommy Monday: Sushi and a Story

Some Mondays I am ready to charge ahead and some seem to be a whirlwind of chaos. Mondays seem to be a day that most moms I know can use a little more support so I aim to share weekly ideas on simple projects to do with young kiddos. Today I'm sharing a great snack to make with your kiddos at home, my version of "kid only sushi" as I called it in my class. I encourage you to make both the green (aka healthy) roll as well as the sweet treat. Let your kids get their hands dirty and have fun rolling their own food. Make it a longer activity and check out the book recommendations as well.

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Ladies who Luncheon- Menu and Recipe Guide

Ladies who Luncheon- Menu and Recipe Guide

Hosting a ladies luncheon can be intimidating, especially when it is a large group of ladies. I recently prepped lunch for Fresno's La Feliz Guild, an organization that raises funds for Valley Children's Hospital. Our big Derby Down event is less than a month away so everyone is in full prep mode. The lunch meeting was held at the beautiful home of one of my dearest friends, her kitchen created the perfect scene to present the food in. With spring in the air, you may be planning a lunch for some girl friends so today I am sharing the menu and recipes from our luncheon.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

Did you feel like Thanksgiving snuck up on you this year? Since it was 80º here in Fresno yesterday it seems a little early to put up the Christmas tree but if we wait until the weather is ready, we might miss the Holidays altogether. In an effort to take some stress out of the busy time of year, I like to have a few gifts wrapped and ready to bring to holiday gatherings. Do you struggle with what to bring as a hostess gift for all the holiday gatherings? This list should help give you some ideas and the best part is most of the items are made right here in the Valley and can be purchased at locally owned stores.

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Thanksgiving 2017- Cooking with kids & leftovers

Thanksgiving 2017- Cooking with kids & leftovers

Thanksgiving break week is coming to an end. We had a fun filled week and really enjoyed every minute. I went AWOL on social media in an attempt to really cherish every moment with both girls at home. We cooked up a few recipes I wanted to share. If you still have leftover Turkey, definitely try out our leftover Enchiladas this week.

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Mini Pumpkin Pie

Mini Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is next week. This kiddos will be off of school with a little extra time on their hands so why not get them involved in the kitchen? This recipe is perfect for little and big kids to help with and it is a crowd pleaser. I love pumpkin pie so you may wonder why change a classic but I promise these make a great little addition to the dessert table. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.

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Pumpkin season, a season for gratitude and giving back...

Pumpkin season, a season for gratitude and giving back...

One week into the time change and I miss the longer days but rather than sit here and complain I am embracing the change in season (and light) by enjoying comforting, warm, fall foods. Soup is always my go to choice this time of year. This pumpkin soup is especially tasty. This blog post also shares some ideas for encouraging your kiddos to express gratitude daily and especially this time of year. I am also sharing an opportunity for you and your kiddos to help others. 

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