Roast Chicken? It’s in the Bag.

It’s funny how when the entire family gets sick, your standards suddenly plummet. Showers and baths are way too labor intensive to manage, and cooking? Forget it. But as soon...

Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Sandwiches

Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sammie We always have bananas on hand for the kids, which means we often have spotty, over-ripe, catnip-to-the-fruitflies bananas sitting around. What to do? Banana...

Constructing a Birthday Cake

It’s birthday season here at Chez Mom. From November through February we celebrate a batch of birthdays, with another series of births in the spring. While I’m constantly trying to...

Bread Baked Fresh (Nearly) Daily

Why, yes, I did bake this bread myself. I was inspired to purchase a baking stone due to a renewed interest in pizza baking. What’s more, the weird, damp, cool spring temperatures...

Wanted: Avocado Recipes

I don’t consider myself a lucky person. I don’t win the lottery (probably because I rarely play it). I never walk out of a casino with more money in...

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Easy pumpkin spice muffins It’s cold and damp outside, but not cold enough for the furnace to kick on. What’s an always-cold girl to do? Bake cupcakes! These are super...

Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

Top fajitas with sour cream, guacamole or fresh cilantro. Chicken fajitas can be a surprisingly easy weeknight meal — and I don’t mean by trekking out to your local Mexican...

Cornbread Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Weekends are for long, leisurely breakfasts, lounging in pajamas and taking your time rather than trying to rush the kids out the door so they’re not late for school...

Where to Eat 3 Meals in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne is often called the City of Restaurants for its wide variety of eating establishments, and my family and I made an effort to check out as many...

4 Free & Fabulous Fitness Apps

There’s something about signing up for another half marathon that makes you evaluate your own current health and fitness level — and immediately want to make changes. I’m again signed up...

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Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

I boiled two dozen eggs this morning for the kids to decorate for Easter. Of these, guess how many broke in the pot while...

Castaway Cay, Disney’s Island in the Bahamas

If you’ve been on a Bahamian Disney cruise, you’ve probably been to Castaway Cay. This little piece of paradise in the Bahamas is Disney’s...

Williams-Sonoma Baking Stone

My baking stone is quickly turning into a Rorschach test, with blips and blobs that resemble all sorts of things. When I bought it, it was a...

Pittsburgh Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

Primanti Bros. sandwich Many people return from their travels with souvenirs; I bring back recipes. This one’s from a long-term stay outside of Pittsburgh, where...