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Return To the Workforce

I took the plunge. On January 3oth I went back to work for our local district social services. I accepted a position as a floating caseworker, so in theory I will be filling in the gaps in Child Protective Services, … Continue reading

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Independence Day for Parents AKA First Day of School

My kiddos went back to school today. And suddenly I’m all productive. I put together a new recipe for a cheesy ham chowder that is going to knock their socks off this fall. I washed the fronts of my kitchen … Continue reading

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Back to School Style Guide for the Girl Who Spurns Fashion

Hi! I’m so glad I’m here with you- it means I survived BTS shopping with another kiddo! A few days ago it was our high school boy’s turn to shop for Fall 2016.  Today it was all about our middle … Continue reading

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Back to School Shopping for Tenth Grade Boy

We’re starting to get ready for back to school, which is a joyous time of year for me. I love my big family, but I will confess that it is extremely difficult to placate a gaggle of bored kids of … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Taco Soup

Our friend Carmen was here for supper not too long ago, and I made this soup. It’s a slightly toned down version of this cheesy Mexican soup. She wanted the recipe and I thought you guys might like the less … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

Did you try jalapeno popper dip back in it’s heyday? I may have made it a time or two (or a hundred times, but who’s counting?) It’s super easy to make. Soften two blocks of cream cheese in the microwave. … Continue reading

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Baked Ranch Potatoes

Bored with your mashed potatoes, but not quite ready for summer salads? Here’s a quick and painless recipe for baked diced potatoes with lots of ranch flavor that works well as a side for classics like meatloaf or baked chicken … Continue reading

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