Super Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Snickerdoodle cookies are a favorite in our house.  The name makes me cringe a little, “snickerdoodle” sounds like some strange dog mix.  Fortunately, these cinnamon flavored sugar cookies are delicious and my entire family devours them.  The ingredients are ones I usually have in my pantry, with the exception of cream of tartar. […]

10 Ways to Connect with Your Teen

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Teenagers are tough, I have two of them.  Some are moody and opinionated, some are silent and brooding, but no matter what personality yours has, teens can be challenging.  But just below all the tough talk and bravado is that little person you once knew.  Here are 10 great ways to connect with your teen. […]

Cheap and Easy Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake

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Most of my weeknight dinners need to happen really quickly.  By the end of the day, I’m basically too exhausted to do anything fancy and complicated.  This is my vamped up pasta dinner that I use instead of just pouring jarred spaghetti sauce over noodles and calling it dinner.  It’s easier and cheaper than homemade lasagna […]

Parker House Rolls

Parker House Rolls

Mmmmm, warm bread.  As I’m sitting here writing this, I’m currently avoiding carbs, so the desire for bread is even stronger than usual (is that even possible?!)  I have a basic white bread recipe that gets me through a variety of items, like cinnamon rolls, bread bowls, and yes, white bread.  It happens to be […]

5 Great Tips for Taking Kids to the Theater

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Admittedly, I am a huge musical theater geek.  I absolutely adore it.  I’m that crazy person singing at the top of her lungs in my car while I’m stuck in traffic. My husband and I have nosebleed seats to the local theater where the Broadway touring shows come.  On occasion we will bring a child […]