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The Good Mom

The Good Mom

Is it just me or is there just so much pressure to be the perfect mom? Especially if you're a stay at home mom like me. However, I like to consider myself a "work at home" mom ... because I do still have a job that I do at home but also take care of my little one.  I just feel like nowadays it seems impossible to be a prefect mom. So much is required and expected of us. What happened to just playing and loving your child? When did it become a race for your child to be the...

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Super Easy S'more Sundaes

Super Easy S'more Sundaes

Over here in Southern California summer is in full swing already as temperatures are rising. But with the heat comes cool treats ... such as ice cream. And what is more summery than s'mores?! So the other day, the s'more cravings struck and I came up with this delightful creation.  Introducing the S'mores Sundae! Here's what you'll need:vanilla ice creamgraham crackerschocolate syrup4 marshmallows  Directions1. Scoop three scoops of ice cream into a bowl.2. Next, find a flame to roast your marshmallows (I just used my gas range). I like my marshmallows charred, but you do you and toast them to...

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Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Italian Sausage Spaghetti

In our household right now, we are in a state of budget emergency. We are a family of three and when it comes to groceries and eating out, the cheaper the better.  So with that in mind, I decided to make the easiest pasta dish ever. I mean, pasta is known for being budget friendly, right? But not only is it cheap, it only has THREE ingredients—so it's super fast and crazy easy to make. Plus, it makes leftovers, so we really get two dinners for the price of one and you can't beat that!  So here we go! Here's what you'll...

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

  Once you try this recipe for chocolate chip cookies, you will never eat another cookie again ... jk ... who am I kidding ... I will eat just about any cookie out there. BUT, this one definitely takes the cake ... takes the cookie? Takes the cake of cookies? Whatever ... just make these. Like right now. Okay, let's get started! Heres what you're going to need... 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons of cake flour1 2/3 cups bread flour1 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons of coarse salt2 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, at room temperature1...

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Recipe: Fajita Chicken Salad

Recipe: Fajita Chicken Salad

  This salad has become one of my all time favs. I eat it pretty much once a week—and better yet, it is Tone It Up approved! Not to mention that my super picky husband likes it too ... which is always an added bonus.    Here's What You'll Need: 4 cups of chopped kaleI red bell pepper, diced1 green bell pepper, diced1 yellow bell pepper, diced1/2 red onion, sliced2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes1 avocado Olive Oil1/2 cup of Green Goddess Dressing (I got mine from Trader Joes)   Here's How to Put It All Together:...

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