Tres Leches

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My son volunteered to make Tres Leches for his 8th grade Spanish class. Don't you love it when they volunteer?! I decided that it was only proper that he do the MAJORITY of the cooking, and I must say... he's...

A Chili-rrific Game Day!

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Football season is here! For most, the excitement of the upcoming games is what matters most. For me, I am not going to lie… it is the food. Well, it is the tailgating with our friends, too, but mostly,...
One trip to the grocery store to do the week's shopping, and it's clear to see inflation in action. The price of just about every item has risen, some by a little and others by quite a bit. The...
Kristi’s Pumpkin Roll I make this pumpkin roll every year, the night before Thanksgiving, and chill it overnight for our Thanksgiving morning brunch. It’s always a hit! Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup pumpkin 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2...
Last November I wrote about several items from Trader Joe’s that have really helped me to speed up and simplify cooking dinner on work nights. Blog readers and friends told me that they found my suggestions helpful, so I decided to write a...
What is a food hall? It seems like they are the next big thing in the foodie world and Avalon Park has the best, and only one, in east Orlando.  Food halls have taken the general concept of a food...
As busy moms on the go, it’s not always easy to eat healthy! You’re rushing from work to pick up one kid at school and drop off one at dance class and the other at soccer, and you’re all starving in the car!

Crock-Pot Pork Carnitas

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With school back in session and three kids to feed, cooking with a crock-pot has become a weekly routine. If we know the coming week is going to be busy, we usually have two going on Sunday. Let's face...

Transform 2: Life after Fear

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Today I began the first day of a two-week pre-op eating plan to reduce the fatty deposits on my liver. “Eating” plan is a misnomer. It’s more like a not-eating plan. It feels to a person who is accustomed...
Raise your hands if you are ready to say "sayonara summer" and head back to school. You guys! Will. It. EVER. End?! Don't get me wrong; I'm glad we got to spend all the time. We laughed. We cried....
If you are a busy sports momma like me, then you know the woes of weekday dinners all too well. Between schlepping kids from one sport or activity to another, it can be very hard for busy moms to...
You know that feeling you get right after eating a meal at a restaurant? Your ring might get a little tighter? Your feet swell a little? Or you just feel like going to sleep? Besides the obvious fat being in...
OK, so some of you know that I had bariatric surgery (or sleeve gastrectomy, to use the technical term) about a month and a half ago. My main goal is to get my diabetes under control through eating right...
Have you heard? Lucky's Market is now open in east Orlando! If this is news to you, you may be wondering, what is Lucky's Market? Don't worry, I wasn't sure either when I saw the sign first go up in the...
  Congratulations, Mamas! We've made it through the first month or so of school and are standing on the edge of the Fall season. Most of us are still rocking our routine with the first of the school year enthusiasm....

Magical Dining Returns!!

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I am SOOO excited that Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining has returned!! We are never lacking for things to do in Central Florida but now...

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