April 18, 2014

Big Family Food

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Wow, this project has been a long time in the making.  A dream of mine it's been to offer a food site where good, home-cooking recipes abound.  A place where busy moms can click around, create a menu, print a grocery list, and maybe even grab a few coupons to help make their grocery shopping trip a bit less work, and a little more fun. I've been quiet here at The Marathon Mom lately, and for … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things from Pampered Chef {and a Giveaway!}

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I've been looking forward to this giveaway all year, yall! I have loved The Pampered Chef products for years.  I have a long list of favorites, but if I had to choose only two, I would have to say it's my garlic press (which I use several times per week), and of course, their famous stoneware. What do you use a garlic press for? Well, many things like homemade hummus, pico de gallo, … [Read more...]

Crockpot Meals Made Easy {and a Giveaway!}

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You may remember hearing about Crock On!  by Stacy at Stacy Makes Cents last year.  So many people entered to win her great ebook that is just packed full of awesome, healthy crock pot recipes, and we loved giving away copies to busy moms just like you. This year, Stacy's giving away that book again PLUS her newly released Keep Crockin'!  How awesome is that!? Check out some of the … [Read more...]

Spreading Christmas Cheer with Cookies

Spreading Christmas Cheer with Cookies

By Contributing Writer, Hilary Kimes Bernstein   Trying to think of a creative and delicious Christmas dessert? Look no farther than Christmas cookies. Christmas cookies are great because: Most are easy to make. You can bake Christmas cookies (and be finished with dessert prep!) far in advance – simply freeze your freshly baked cookies. Christmas cookies can look very … [Read more...]

Menu Plan 9/30/13 {And How I’m Not Cooking At All This Week!}

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I'm so excited about our family's menu this week!  If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen my mention of a good friend coming over and that we were cooking all our meals for this week. Well...we did it!  It took us a few hours to assemble everything and get it all packaged up so that all we have to do is pop it into the oven or crock pot.  I don't know if I'm happier that we had so … [Read more...]

Menu Plan, Grocery List, and Coupons 9/16/13

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I thought I would mix things up a little this week and see if any of you would be interested in having a printable grocery list to go along with the menu, as well as a few coupons as I'm able to find them for you all.  Does that sound helpful? The reason I ask is that every week, I sit down with good, old-fashioned pen and paper, and write out our family's menu plan for the week, and then … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Kitchen Pantry

Organizing Your Kitchen Pantry

By Contributing Writer, Hilary Kimes Bernstein Once every season I come to the same startling realization: my kitchen pantry has turned into quite a disaster. Currently I don’t have the luxury of having a separate pantry area – I use five kitchen cabinets for my pantry – but I’ve found that it doesn’t matter if you have a dedicated pantry or just some shelves. Any sort of pantry … [Read more...]

Using Fresh Produce in Your Summer Meals

Using Fresh Produce in Your Summer Meals

By Contributing Writer, Hilary Kimes Bernstein Looking for ways to cool down in the midsummer heat? One easy way involves your meal choices. In the middle of winter, I find myself craving warm comfort foods. But in the summer, the exact opposite is true. Summer’s the perfect time for cool foods.  Not only do they help you feel cooler, but if you’re not using a hot oven, your kitchen will … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Fresh Berries

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By Contributing Writer, Jennifer Lavallee It's that time of year when berries are in full bloom and usually a lot cheaper!  Blueberries are one of the top things eaten at our house and if we are not careful to store them away, they are gone before you know it.   (My kids eat them like M & M's!) A fun activity to do with your kids in the summer is find a local farmer or grower and pick … [Read more...]

30 Things to Make Instead of Buy

30 Things to Make Instead of Buy

As homemakers, there are so many things that we can easily make at home instead of buying products that contain ingredients that are potentially harmful to our health.  And with the internet at our fingertips, ordering supplies to make a product here or there has never been so easy. I love when I walk through my favorite stores and pass right on by the baking mixes, the household cleaners, and … [Read more...]