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Help! My toddler drinks too much milk

A baby starts out life drinking milk, day in and day out. Baby loves it, which nature had in the design for a reason. A mother’s milk contains all of the valuable nutrition that baby needs for his growing body. Baby is glad about this, because it’s just yummy! At some point after baby reaches a year old, many of us transition baby to milk in a sippy cup or some other container not attached to our bodies. In fact, many of us transition baby to milk that comes from another source completely. Like, a source that says, “moo.” If...

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Michelle’s Monthly Favorite Recipes for February 2014

Need some new recipe ideas? I’ve always got my eye out for the next big thing. I also use the MealBoard app for efficient meal planning, and I surf many of the sites that connect and import directly through the MealBoard app. These are some of my recent favorite recipes, and I’m giving a review about what I like, what I didn’t like, and how I adjusted. Give them a whirl – you might be surprised!   Asian pork meatballs FoodNetwork.com I am a working mom with a full-time job. Now I love to cook, but I also prefer weeknight...

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Caramelized Banana and Caramel Bread

You may be thinking ‘Caramelized Banana and Caramel Bread’?? Or maybe you thought it was a misprint or something of an oxymoron. No, no. I assure you it is not a typo or an oxymoron. Maybe it’s a little crazy but hey, life is crazy sometimes. I found this recipe on Pinterest during one of my pinning binges. Don’t you just love Pinterest? It really aids in my OCD tendencies. I always have leftover brown bananas thanks to my husband so I make a lot of banana bread and was getting bored with it. I wanted to find a way...

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Toddler freezer food we regularly keep on hand

What we have learned about raising a toddler is that tiny minds can change at a very rapid rate. Designing a perfect weekly meal plan for our toddler is nearly impossible, because we never know what he is going to want. So we keep a lot of toddler freezer food options on hand that can be heated and served on demand. I usually give Cooper an opportunity to tell me what he wants to eat. If he gets to choose his dinner, he tends to be better about eating it. And I like to see his sweet smile when he...

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Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

My husband has been on an artisan bread kick lately, and was making a habit of picking up a loaf of jalapeño cheddar bread in the bakery section at the grocery store. One of my favorite games is to take a good thing from the store and make my own copycat recipe. I like to call it CIY: Cook it Yourself. And this was a perfect candidate. I love a good yeast bread, and this one is loaded with so much flavor that it makes for a perfect side item all on its own. I like to serve it with...

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Use the MealBoard app for super efficient meal planning

I am super excited about launching Dish-y.com. Renee and I have a lot of good stuff that we want to share with other women like us. I am most excited to talk about recipes and food ideas. Food━like real, good food━is my passion. I have made food a huge priority in my family’s life, and I can’t wait to share some of my best tips for making real, good food easier for other women who are pressed for time. I’ll go ahead and get my best tip on the table right off the bat. It’s called MealBoard, and it is...

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Five kitchen gadgets I can’t live without

Shopping in the kitchen gadget section at just about any store is almost over-stimulating for me. There is such a vast array of tools out there, each tempting with a very useful purpose and boasting the promise of saved time. I find myself rationalizing, “Well, I do cut up 2 avocados per month on average. Maybe this special slicer would come in handy.” Then I throw it back on the shelf remembering that my kitchen cabinets are just about at the “No vacancy” level. I can’t afford the space for a gadget that will rarely get used and probably become...