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8 Fruit Salsas to Change Things Up!

I have opened probably hundreds of jars of salsa at this point, mostly the classic tomato version.  My kids are salsa and chip fanatics, and to run out of either is to cause a tremor of unhappiness in the home. BUT, I also like to make my own, and over the years I’ve created an arsenal of recipes of fruit-based salsas (especially since we can officially count tomato as a fruit) which are not only great with corn or pita chips, but also delicious atop things like, fish, like this Horseradish Ginger Salmon, chicken, like this Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lime, …

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The Mom 100 Recipe Box on Yummly

Have you guys heard of Yummly? The recipes on themom100.com are now part of the Yummly collection, which means you can use the Yum button (see below for an example!) to save any of the recipes on this blog to your personal recipe box. Click on this button when you want to save a recipe from The Mom 100 to your personal recipe box: Or you can just go to The Mom 100’s publisher page, and there you will quickly be able to find and save (“Yum”) any recipe on this site. How does Yummly work? Yummly puts every recipe …

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Great Food Gifts for Families

It’s time to start thinking about presents, which I happen to love, love, love to do.  And because I also happen to love food, naturally I think along the lines of food-centric gifts for the people on my list. Here are some family-sized, family-style food presents that I will be sorting through this year for the people on my list…. For the Breakfast Lovers. Stonewall Kitchens makes a slew of fantastic products, and if the first meal of the day is the one the gang most looks forward to, then you will find a PERFECT gift for them here.  You …

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Just Hanging Out with My Eighth Grade Home Ec Teacher!

Here’s a story that I can’t get tired of sharing, and that just keeps getting better. When I was in the eighth grade, you know, OVER 30 YEARS AGO, I had a home ec teacher who I thought was pretty cool, and she somehow thought I was pretty cool (even though I was a bit, uh, mischievous). She taught home ec for just two years, saving money to go get her master’s in business, which then led her to become a big executive at a major company doing things I will never understand. We stayed in contact a bit through …

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Super Bowl Sunday

To be candid, I had to ask my husband which teams are playing in the Super Bowl (it’s the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, in case you were also in the dark), so it’s not exactly like I am a football aficionado. I don’t actually think football fans use the word aficionado very much. Had the Patriots been in the Super Bowl (my husband is from Worcester, MA: “Wooo-ster”), there would have been a lot of pressure riding on this day . . . even though my New York born and bred children are fans of other random teams. (Charlie is …

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Winston-Salem Book Tour!

No one will ever say it better than Willie Nelson, with “On the Road Again.” Which is where I am headed. And by the way I’m listening to Willie while I write this. Not characteristic of me, but HIGHLY enjoyable. And by the way again, when I was little we had a cat named Willie, mostly named after pussy willows (I was a clever child), but there was also a nod to Willie Nelson, or at least I like to think so. Seriously why do people not play the harmonica more often? I digress. Oh my goodness, with the publishing …

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