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Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

The Ultimate Cold Weather Soup

I make a lot of soup this time of year, when the weather begins to get cooler. Pea soup has always been one of my favorites, especially when paired with some crispy bacon! READ MORE

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  • Never Too Young To Start

    A baby and her daddy watch football and celebrate an interception!...

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  • Introducing: Expressing Motherhood!

    Expressing Motherhood is thrilled to be contributing to What The Flicka! Since we are new here I thought I’d introduce ourselves…...

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  • Desserts
    Elyssa Fournier

    Yummy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

    As much as I hate to say goodbye to the California sunshine and watch our long, warm days dissolve into shorter, cooler days, I love the fall season. Maybe it’s because of the years I spent in New York as a pastry chef, but there’s something very exciting about pulling out my boots and sweaters and bundling up for long walks around town with my family. Let’s be real, I also prefer the warmth of my Mixed Bakery oven while baking in the cooler months too. READ MORE

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  • RECIPE: Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

    Tis the season for this incredible Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad, a tasty mash up of a traditional Caprese salad with a creamy Pesto pasta salad. With tomatoes and basil at their prime, the fresh flavors combined with homemade pesto perfection ...

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  • A Spicy Giveaway … Just in Time For Valentine’s Day

    I have come to the conclusion that a relationship is the most extreme roller coaster you or I will ever ride. When dating, you entered each new relationship with a deep breath and a hope that this would be the one. You experienced the thril...

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  • Lil' Picky Eaters
    Jenny Hills

    The Genius Way To Sneak Healthy Food Into Your Kids’ Diets

    My son, Bug, is a snackaholic.

    No matter how much food I give him, he’s always on the prowl for more. He’s also very picky and likes variety. If he eats a cheese stick before lunch, he’ll want something crunchy in the afternoon. This is not a fight I’m going to win so I usually comply with his demands.

    One night Bug had already devoured one of every snack in the house and I had no idea what to give him. Scanning the pantry I saw Cheerios, fruit snacks, cheese balls, animal crackers, Wheat Thins, and raisins. “Hmm,” I thought, “what would happen if I mix these all up in a bowl, would it pass the test?” READ MORE

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  • Need To Please

    There are many traits I would be happy to hand down to my daughters: my love of books and travel; my ability to choose wonderful, loyal friends; or my flare for decorating. However, one trait my girls could live without is my inherent need ...

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  • And She Never Wanted To Play With Her Baby Brother Again

    We wonder why? This would be pretty traumatizing to any kid!...

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  • Sinfully Good
    Elle Davis

    Fast and Easy Korean Beef Over Rice

    After years of throwing holy water on cooking like it was some vampire coming to kill me, a couple of years ago, I finally got into a cooking groove. I even *GASP* looked forward to it while also starting a food blog, which I’ve since abandoned.

    I discovered two things about cooking. You’ve got to LOVE what your cooking to really love cooking. For me, I loved the challenge of cooking food I thought would be difficult.

    My definition of “difficult” at the time was something beyond microwave nachos, frozen lasagna, and if I really went wild, making the exotic and way out there French toast. Adding bacon on the side made me feel like a goddamn gourmet. Pouring a glass of orange juice to go along with it and… BOOM, I’m a culinary genius. READ MORE

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  • Barbie In Real Life

    I loved playing Barbie with my sister. My sister’s Barbie was blonde and had a “bubble-cut” hair style. My Barbie was blonde as well, with longer hair. I thought Barbie was beautiful and could only dream of being like her. We had Barb...

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  • Can’t Sleep?

    Sleep is supposed to be our number one beauty aid, but I have trouble falling asleep. So much trouble that in the past I used Lunesta, Ambien, and other various prescription sleeping aids. The problem was that I could feel the after-effects...

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  • Sinfully Good

    The Ultimate Brunch Item: Breakfast Bake

    Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. Try out this breakfast bake the next time you’re cooking for a few people. It’s perfect for a Sunday brunch....Read More
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  • Citrus Infused Vinegar

    When we lived in California, we were able to have someone come clean our house every few weeks. After moving to Maine, we decided to just do it ourselves. But I’ll be honest—we may just have to get someone to come in once a month. B...

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  • Surviving Senior Year: Backpacks and College Apps and SATs, Oh My!

    Every year when my kids go back to school, the feeling is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the lazy days of summer go and the relaxed attitude of the kids, but I do breathe a long sigh of relief (Ok, it’s more of a “Yippie!”) when I drop...

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  • Hump Day Cocktails

    Not Your Kids’ Halloween Treat: Jolly Rancher Vodka

    Halloween just isn’t as fun as it used to be. Whatever happened to the days of gorging ourselves on free candy we got from our creepy neighbors? Now we just get to watch our kids do the same thing. That is, until now! Steal some of your kids’ Jolly Ranchers (they totally won’t notice) and whip up this delicious vodka overnight. READ MORE

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  • 5 Reasons I’m Unqualified To Teach My Preschooler About Her Private Parts

    I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able to rep...

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  • Five Things We Learned About Relationships from How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days

    How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days is one of those movies you can’t help but watch every single time it comes on TV. This might come as a bit of a surprise, but it’s actually a great source for some very serious relationship advice. ...

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