Cranberries…Not Just with Thanksgiving Dinner

With Turkey Day fast approaching, I have all the sides on my mind.  I used to bring half a dozen dishes to my in-laws’ house so that I could enjoy all the sides I loved as a kid.  However, in recent years I’ve finally realized I DO NOT HAVE TIME to make all of them, especially with the Turk-EA Trot and now a kiddo taking up most of my time and energy these days.  So, I usually just end up bringing sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, which might be my all-time favorite Thanksgiving side. 

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Ideas for Lunch Packing

I’m a little late (OK, a LOT late) to the bento box party, but I’m making up for lost time already. 

While I knew what a ‘bento’ box was, without a kiddo in school yet, I never felt like I needed to buy one.  However, after a girlfriend showed me the ones she uses for her kids, I thought they would make a great way to pack snacks for car trips.  (We travel a lot.  FYI, eleven trips in as many months is TOO MANY.)  I snagged a couple during Amazon Prime Days, and we’ve already used them a couple times.

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Creating a Fish-Focused Diet

My family and I are enjoying one last ‘summer’ vacation in the Outer Banks right now, and it has me thinking about seafood.  I was in charge of meal planning for my family’s trip (there are five families here!), and I made sure to include some fish in the menu.  Might as well, since we’re so close to the ocean!

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