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5 Best Bites of Western Pennsylvania

Sometimes the best way to acclimate yourself to a new place is by trying its food. I recently traveled to western Pennsylvania (read all about it here on TravelingMom) and...

Dehydrator Raw Fruit Crackers for Travel

I’m not a raw foods freak — sure, we try to eat healthy as much as we can and maintain a mostly clean diet with little processed foods —...

Wordless Wednesday: Green Tomatoes

We had our first frost the other day and had to pick every last tomato from the vines before it hit. Thankfully there were a few red ones (and...

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Homemade pumpkin spice latte Fall’s here, and pumpkins seem to have found their way not only onto our porch but into the kitchen as well. I’ve baked the requisite pumpkin bread...

Country Inns & Suites Free Night Fall Giveaway

This could be your hotel room. Need a vacation? How about a two-night stay at your choice of any Country Inns & Suites in North America, as part of its Free...

Homemade Granola

  So I make my own crackers. What’s next, make my own granola? Why, yes. I have actually been making granola for a few years now, and find it much tastier,...

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...

Falling for Fallingwater in Pennsylvania

View of the falls. A trip to western Pennsylvania isn’t complete without a drive through the countryside and a visit to one of the many landmarks in the region. My husband and I...

Discovering Dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur Discovery Day at the Museum of Natural History at University of Michigan. Want to discover some dinosaurs? We recently checked out Dinosaur Discovery Day — a free event at...

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...

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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...