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Food

Feed the Whole Family With This Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

If you know me, there’s hardly a slow cooker recipe that I haven’t tried. But slow cooker beef ragu was one of them. I’d seen pictures of it but never actually tasted it or made it myself—maybe because I thought it sounded too fancy or complicated. Turns out, it is ridiculously easy to make, and […]

Style

Make This DIY EOS Lip Balm in Less Than 30 Minutes

My 7-year-old daughter is a collector of sorts. Her most prized possessions consist of gemstones (aka ordinary playground rocks), more Shopkins than she knows what to do with, seashells, used gift cards, and empty EOS lip balm containers. Turns out that it’s worked to both of our benefit that she can’t part with the brightly […]

Vegetarian

Lazy Summer Dinner: Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

It’s early June and already too hot to turn on the oven. When I can’t deal with standing by the stove—and need to keep my eats light and cool—it’s time for dinners like this cold Caprese Pasta Salad.I am a sucker for cold pasta salads, especially when it’s H-O-T out. Cold soba noodles tossed in […]

Under 30 Minutes

Orange Vanilla Smoothie

As a kid, I loved Haagen-Dazs popsicles that combined creamy vanilla ice-cream with what tasted like frozen orange juice. I re-created this flavor combination into a perfect kids treat! It's an eye-opening blend of orange juice, vanilla and banana and it works as a perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. It's packed with vitamin C to boot! […]

Lunch

Braised Short Rib Soft Tacos

This is a perfect dinner or lunch to make with your Braised Short Rib leftovers!  (This is the reason I double the recipe when I make it!) My boys love this sort of meal because I put all the ingredients out in different bowls, and everyone can make their own taco!  Kids really love the […]