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Happy New Year!

So long 2011….Bring it on, 2012! 2011 was filled with lots of ups and downs, healthy and sick, happy and sad, tornado devastation in my hometown of Joplin, Missouri, followed by strong spirits and determination to rebuild.  2011 also brought … Continue reading

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Happy Blogiversary!

It’s  Squash Blossom Babies’ 1 year Anniversary! Happy Blogiversary to me! It’s hard to believe that an entire year has already gone by!  Miss Ava was only 7 months old when I started this blog and I started by making … Continue reading

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Beet Pancackes

If you have a little girl or are related to a little girl, or even babysit a little girl, then you have probably read the book “Pinkalicious”.  I received this book at my baby shower and I recall thinking “I … Continue reading

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Slumber Party!

My husband and sister-in-law just ran the Chicago Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon!  My hubby ran it in 1:56!!  I’m so proud of both of them!  Ava and I had no interest in partaking in such an activity so we cheered from … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos

Some of you may recall my Fish Failure.  I really want my little girl to be an adventurous eater and I don’t want her to be scared of fish like her mother!  So this time around it was Chad Man … Continue reading

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Pork Fried Rice

Last week I had a master plan to make a perfect dinner consisting of a beautifully roasted pork tenderloin, veggies, bruschetta and of course, vino.  I’ve made this meal 50 times….no big deal – right?  The pork was in the … Continue reading

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Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Mayo

The recipe today is one of my favorite recipes.  It’s simple, it’s healthy and it has the word burger in it!!  Yep, veggie burgers made with black beans and sauteed veggies.  I finish it off with a Cilantro Mayonnaise and serve … Continue reading

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Kale Chips

Kale!  What up?  Well, if you’re from the South, you and Kale probably kick it with bacon drippings, onions and vinegar.  Or maybe you’ve never even glanced at kale in the produce aisle.  Regardless of whether you have enjoyed kale … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato “Fries”

It was recently brought to my attention that I have never shared the recipe for my daughter’s all time favorite food.  You can probably guess what it is because I’ve been cooking with it a lot lately….remember these tasty burritos … Continue reading

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I had my annual therapy session this weekend…..well, it’s my version of therapy.  I played in the dirt!  Cleaned up my garden and yard and planted some new flowers.  There is something so liberating about clearing away all the dead … Continue reading

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