Category Archives: From Others

Tomato and Sausage Pasta

Today’s post comes from Emily of fooding with Emily, and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. You can see my post over on Red Pen Mama, where I talk about motivation.

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I have quite the hate-hate relationships with diets.  I hate going on them.  I hate fat-free, ill tasting dishes.  I love to exercise (OK, I hate getting up, making myself go to the gym, I’m OK when I get there, I hate sweating, I hate feeling exhausted, but when I’m all done I LOVE IT – so I only ‘love’ exercising when I’m done). Trying to be healthy means exercising and eating healthy(er). I’ve had my fair share of yo-yo diets and none of them sticking.  But the one thing that has stuck is eating well and just move.  Indulge from time to time.  I will eat my cake! Just not every day.  I will have chocolate! Just not every day.  I will eat my brussel sprouts! I actually really like brussel sprouts.  Like a lot. Probably more than one should.  If I had to pick between chocolate and the sprouts, I’d pick sprouts hand down.  I know, I’m weird.  I would trade you my chocolate cake for your brussel sprouts and feel like I was the winner of that trade.

I’ve found this one recipe that is not only on the healthier side, but it’s QUICK. I love cooking, but sometimes when I am just tired on a Tuesday night, I’d rather pick up the phone and order a pizza. This recipe is my new saving grace.  It’s nothing terribly fancy so it will please most picky eaters.  It’s also tasty.  I can’t get enough of it.  I found it on Cooking Light and was blown away.  That magazine has had it’s fair share of ‘meh’ in my experience.  But since I have subscribed last year, I’ve been SOLD. And I’m sold again with this dish. keep reading

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Taking your child to the doctor? Five tips to help them say “Ah” with confidence.

In a few weeks, the kids will be headed for their annual check-ups. Since they’re older and know a ‘lil bit more about these trips, I am glad to be armed with some tips like these. Today’s guest post is by Nicole Fonovich, co-creator of the “Luca Lashes” app/eBook Series. Take a look below for a fun Luca Lashes contest! keep reading

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5 Easy Tips for Teaching Children about Philanthropy This Holiday Season (Guest Post)

Today I’m sharing with you a guest post by Jan Helson, creator of The Global Game Changers children’s entertainment brand and author of the children’s book, The Global Game Changers. 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Children about Philanthropy This Holiday Season keep reading

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Raising Givers

This post is a guest post by Darryl Nyznyk, author of Mary’s Son: A Tale of Christmas. Since today’s “Thankful” post is going to be about how we raise our givers, I thought this would be a perfect fit for today! There’s even a contest at the bottom. Enjoy.  keep reading

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Mama’s Moment

Since someone has started potty training and the kids have no regard for bathroom privacy, I begged and pleaded for a shower with no one bugging me this evening. My mister made sure this happened tonight, major points for him!

You see, I have gone on a slight binge of coffee lately. By binge, I should clarify that I mean I had 2 cups in the past week, but that’s a lot for me. Also, I fell in love with a delicious smelling coffee scrub at I Made It! Market last weekend, but I didn’t have money with me. keep reading

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Oprah Winfreeeeeeeeey! #PurexInsiders #deal

Just wanted to share with you a deal from Purex and Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O! For a limited time, you can get 12 issues (1 year) of O Magazine for just $10!

This offer is sponsored by Oprah and Purex. You can sign up for your subscription here! Enjoy. 🙂 keep reading

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Chocolate Bacon Cookies

With both my pregnancies, I really didn’t crave anything…except for some bacon. So, I couldn’t resist when a fellow Burgh blogger posted a recipe for Chocolate Bacon Cookies. For me, it was the perfect combination of salty and sweet, just what I wanted. The batch made about 5 dozen drop cookies. I am not denying that I was taste testing both the batter and the cookies throughout the process. They won’t make the Christmas Cookie list, but they are definitely something to enjoy every once in awhile. keep reading

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Lucky Biscuits (ala “Burgh Baby”)

I am a huge fan of breakfast, but my preference is to have breakfast for dinner (or after dark at a great Myrtle Beach locale, Pan Am). One of my favorite bloggers, Michelle/Burgh Baby, posted a great recipe for Lucky Biscuits, and make sure you check out her story behind them! It was a typical, cold February night when I decided to whip up a batch of them myself. Paired them with some hashbrowns, they made a perfect dinner. The best part is that it made me realize I can make my daughter her own version since I made my own biscuits instead of using the canned ones (hers would be made with soy milk, and the ONLY reason I made my own is that I didn’t have any canned on hand). This was a delicious meal that we will definitely be making again. Thanks Michelle! keep reading

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