[Recipe] Gnocchi with Bacon Cream Sauce

Gnocchi with Bacon Cream Sauce

I found an amazing recipe on The Reluctant Gormet and made some modifications to perfect it for our family. Everyone gobbled it up! Ignore the fact it’s not every heart healthy with all the bacon grease, cheese and heavy cream… That’s what makes it even more delicious! Oh! And if you don’t happen to have […]

The Therapists Notebook – Food for Thought

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Do you ever open your fridge or cupboards and wonder, “What am I going to feed my child today………..?” If you do, you are not alone! I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist and work with several children on their feeding skills. One of the most common problems that young children face with their eating is […]

The Savvy Source

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I’m sooooooo happy they have come to Denver! They just had a great offer of half off a premier family membership at the Butterfly Pavilion. Savvy Savings is a site marketed to parents. They offer ideas on local activites, camps, classes and more! They often have awesome deals featuring local attractions at deep discounts! The […]

[Recipe] 3 Cheese Chicken Penne

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This is Amazing! I made it last week and the kids gobbled it up! Recipe: 3 Cheese Chicken Penne Ingredients 1-1/2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked 1 pkg. (9 oz.) fresh spinach leaves 1 lb. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 tsp. Dried basil leaves 1 jar (14-1/2 oz.) spaghetti sauce 1 […]

Why do you knit, Knit?

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I have a NEED to do something with my hands. I went to college to study graphic design, but quickly discovered I didn’t want to just design. I loved the production end just as much, if not more. I didn’t want to just come up with the idea, I needed the follow through. I loved the messy printing end, but didn’t want to give up the creative design end. So I took a break to figure things out. My parents are still bitter. And I got married, and had babies and decided what I REALLY wanted to do was be Mom. But I still need to create somehow.

[Recipe] Family Fun Pumpkin Cupcakes

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I’m ready for fall to arrive, how about you?! I was searching for a great pumpkin recipe to get me in the autumn mood and came accross this AWESOME one from Family Fun Magazine! I’m making them now! Hope they turn out just as tasty as they look! Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes Ingredients CUPCAKES: 2 cups […]

[Recipe] Italian Gnocchi with Chicken

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Tired of pasta and don’t feel like making a risotto? This is my go-to for pasta night here. My kids LOVE Gnocchi! Gnocchi (pronounced nee-okkee) are an excellent alternative: They’re fantastic with all sorts of sauces, from a simple summer tomato sauce to the richest winter meat sauce. Florentines call them topini (field mice), because […]

From Rumpled to Runway with Kelly Ripa

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I’ve been lusting over this washer and dryer every time I see an Electrolux commercial with Miss Kelly Ripa herself. These commercials are so cute! I was honored to get the chance to let you all know about a special project Electolux and Kelly are teaming up for. Electrolux and brand ambassador Kelly Ripa are […]

[Recipe] Comfort Food – Mac & Cheese

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My kids go bananas for mac-n-cheese and I feel better making it from scratch so I know what they are getting nutrition wise. Here is our favorite Mac & Cheese recipe! Recipe: Comfort Food – Mac & Cheese Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1 (12 […]

Gluten Free Resources for Colorado

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I have a page on our blog… look up and see – CO-Allergy Free. It will link you to a page of resources for local bakeries and more that offer Gluten Free products as well as other allergen free foods. http://coloradomoms.com/co-allergy-free/ We hope to be adding more, so let us know when you find a […]

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review

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My youngest is allergic to everything. I mean EVERYTHING! Milk, Soy, Gluten, Nuts, Citric Acid, Squash, just to name a few. Feeding him is hard these days, but getting easier as more products that are allergy friendly come into the market. I still find myself making the majority of his foods from scratch and often […]

That little…

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$#!t! Ooooh boy, he’s lucky his daddy had to work all night so I couldn’t be loud when I found this… This is only one of the 5 (FIVE!) cushions he colored on. Just last week he drew a nice picture on my off white dining room chair (yes, I’m a masochist for owning such […]

ColoradoMoms Favorite Things

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It’s Friday, so it’s time to post my favorite things from this week! 1. SodaStream! Check out my review on our SodaStream. We are obsessed with it! 2. KnitPicks.com. I’m starting a knit-a-long of this great Sheldon pattern! I’m naming him HotRod just like our tortoise. I ordered some great colors for him and hoping […]

5 Simple Smile Tips

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My husbands family are all dentists! His Dad, Brother, Uncle and Cousin have a practice in Lakewood, Colorado. I’m constantly reminded about how to keep teeth healthy and bright. Here are five simple things you can do for your child to help keep their smiles healthy and bright. 1. Brush. D’uh! But you’d be surprised […]

SodaStream – My New Best Friend in the Kitchen

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The people at SodaStream very generously sent me their product for review. In the package was the SodaStream in Jet and 9 soda flavors and some water flavors as well! My kids love soda, I know, bad mom, but it’s not like they drink a 50g sugar and caffeine filled soda every day. Now I […]

ColoradoMoms Favorite Things

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I was going to title this Oprah’s fave things, but thought the peeps at Harpo might get mad and claim copy-write infringement. Whatevs. So now it’s ColoradoMoms Favorite Things. Same as Oprah though. I’m going to give you an unsponsored, totally biased list of what I have been using/loving/crushing each week. I don’t want to […]

School’s in session, or will be soon!

With the countdown to school almost over I find myself trying to cram every last summer related activity into our weekends.  I know that the temperature won’t drop for another couple of weeks, but once school starts it feels like summer has pretty much come to an end.  There are plenty of events going on […]

Yo Gabba Gabba Launches New Cool Tricks Contest

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YO GABBA GABBA! LAUNCHES COOL TRICKS CONTEST WINNERS TO RECEIVE VIP FAMILY 4-PACK AND THEIR COOL TRICK FEATURED AT KIA MOTORS PRESENTS YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! GRAND PRIZE WINNER TO RECEIVE 5 DAY ALL-EXPENSE PAID FAMILY VACATION  Miami, FL — (August 18, 2010) Hello friends! YO GABBA GABBA! announces […]