Tasty Tuesday: Asian Peanut Noodles

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Photo credit: Geoff Peters   Recently, I was challenged by my friend Brooke Wagner of Denver’s KDVR Fox 31 and Good Day Colorado, to come up with a meal that could be made for under $5. Well luckily, thrifty is my middle name! This is one of my family’s favorite dinners and it’s also one […]

DIY Wine Cork Monogram Tutorial with Snoqualmie Wines

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When a winery says, “Can we send you wine?” You don’t turn that down. Snoqualmie Vinyard did just that a while back and challenged me to make a fun craft with up-cycled wine corks. Oh have I got wine corks! Corks for days!   If you read the blog occasionally or follow me on Instagram or […]

2015 Concert Bucket List

2015 Concert Bucket List

The term “bucket list” bugs me, but I use it because it’s the universal term for saying “stuff I want to do in life.” It started as “stuff I want to do before I die” and I thought it was a bit morbid once people were using it in things like “Summer Bucket List for […]

Tasty Tuesday: Pan Seared Sesame Green Beans

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So, whenever I go out for happy hour with my girlfriends we love to order those fried green beans. They’re so crunchy and snack-able, and they go so well with beer and cocktails! But I always feel like crap when I eat stuff like that–and no, it’s not a hangover. Greasy, fried foods mess with […]

Denver Art Museum Announces FREE Admission for All Kids!

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We’ve loved the Denver Art Museum for many years–there’s always something new to see, and with make-it-yourself art stations and family backpacks full of activities, there is so much for families and kids to do and explore!  So we were very excited to learn today that through the generosity of Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente, […]

Nerd Block Jr – Gamer Subscription Box

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My boys love video games. LOVE them. We have every major system and spend more time at Game Stop than at the library. Obsessed doesn’t begin to cover it. So when Nerd Block contacted me asking if I’d like to review their latest monthly subscription box, my boys answered for me. YES!  Nerd Block is […]

Take the Night Off At Session Kitchen’s Monday Funday Family Feast!

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For Tasty Tuesday this week, I’m stepping out of my kitchen and into Chef Scott Parker’s kitchen. Every busy parent knows the weeknight song-and-dance, right? You’re tired, they’re starving. Your fridge is about as empty as your wallet, and so you cave and order take-out. Or maybe you schlep everyone to the nearest fast-casual joint or […]

Tasty Tuesday: Five-Ingredient Taco Spaghetti

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My middle kid–she’s only eleven but she stands a full 2 inches taller than me at 5 foot 7. And she eats. All. The. Time. It’s like a hobby for her. She also happens to be my pickiest eater, and is a typical “don’t touch me” moody adolescent. So when I made this dish and […]

Robert Smigel Has the Perfect Response to a Fan Questioning the Support of Autism Speaks #NightOfTooManyStars

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Yesterday on the popular site Reddit, Robert Smigel (writer, actor, producer most famous for his work on SNL, Conan as well as the creator/voice/puppeteer of Triumph the Insult Dog) held what’s known as an AMA (ask me anything). He was promoting tonight’s Comedy Central event The Night of Too Many Stars, a fundraiser for Autism.  […]

Tasty Tuesday: One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Sometimes I stumble on something soooo yummy, that we gobble it up before I can get a picture. This is one of those times.  Stuffed peppers are one of our family’s favorite dinners, but they’re not my favorite to make. Between cooking the rice, browning the meat, mixing the filling, and baking the finished casserole, […]

Road Tripping With Cooper Tires

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Every spring and summer break since I can remember, my parents would load us kids up for a road trip. Spring meant Easter with my mom’s aunt in Nebraska…I’ll never forget the smell of fresh fried chicken greeting us, or the coziness of my great-aunt’s handmade quilts atop her big brass bed. Summer meant my grandparents’ […]

Tasty Tuesday: Luscious 5-Ingredient Pineapple Pie

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With all the heavy snow lately (and more on the way!) we’re getting a little weary of all the soups, stews, and casseroles. Craving a taste of something light and fruity that would take us to somewhere a little warmer than here, my kids and I tried this recipe we got from my grandmother, who […]

Tasty Tuesday: No-Boil Mac and Cheese

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Homemade mac and cheese is probably one of my all-time favorite comfort foods! But it is a chore–it takes a lot of steps and a LOT of dishes! Luckily for me and my family I found a way to skip the boiling step, and it comes out soooo creamy and cheesy, and the pasta doesn’t […]

Free Printable Valentines with Penguins

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Get ready to share a little love with Free Printable Valentines. Valentine’s Day is 5 days away and we haven’t made our Valentine’s cards yet. Have you? We always like to make our own Valentines but sometimes (most always) we wait until the last minute. If you’re still looking for cards, not to worry… Printable Valentines will […]