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Road Tripping With Cooper Tires

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’ […]

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Holday Travel Final 12-12-14 (RMA) (1)

Road Tripping With Cooper Tires

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’ […]

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Tasty Tuesday: Luscious 5-Ingredient Pineapple Pie

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 […]

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Tasty Tuesday: Baked Beignets

I loooooooooooooooove fried food. Like, seriously love it. But I know how bad it is for me–I break out almost instantly! Plus, it’s hard to deep-fry stuff at home because it uses a ton of oil and makes a huge mess of my kitchen. So as often as possible, I try to find ways to […]

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Hey, Guys! Here’s Some Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts That Don’t Suck:

  Dear Guys, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. We know you’re stressing over what to buy us, and it’s not like our birthdays or Christmas where you can just ask us for ideas. It’s supposed to be a romantic surprise, right? Well, the good news is that we’re not really as high maintenance as you think, […]

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Tasty Tuesday: No-Boil Mac and Cheese

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 Valentine Conversation Penguins by Jen Goode

Free Printable Valentines with Penguins

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 […]

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Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

This was originally published last Mardi Gras, but I’m in a bit of a Cajun mood today–plus I am trying to kick a head cold and there’s no better cure than spicy food! I’m making an extra-hot batch of gumbo and hoping it cures what ails me! Stay tuned for another Nawlins favorite next weeks: […]

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“The Opposite of Spoiled”: Starting the Money Conversation With Your Kids

“Kids these days are so spoiled” How often do you hear those words, or say them yourself? For me, it’s quite often. I know that my own kids don’t hurt or want for anything, and neither do their friends. It seems we parents have extended ourselves and our budgets to the uppermost limits, just so […]

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Margarita Fruit Snacks

Apparently I’ve been busy tonight. I made wine fruit snacks and then saw the blog that gave me the recipe for those recently published one for Margarita Fruit Snacks. I mean, how was I going to sit and wait for another day to make them? I didn’t. I cleaned up my mess from the wine […]