Brittany Arcand

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Brittany Arcand is a food writer, recipe developer, and amateur photographer. Originally from Minnesota, she recently moved south and now resides in the Midlands of South Carolina. After marrying a handsome sailor, graduating with a degree in Family and Consumer Education and a minor in American Literature, she committed to staying home to be with her three children: Evelyn (8) Eli (6) and Lane (3). Her love of the written word, coupled with experience in various commercial and private kitchens has fueled a passion for sensible recipes that actually work. Her food blog Brittany’s Pantry was born, combining dishes and menus with the (often humorous) stories of how they came to be. When she isn’t writing and spending time in her kitchen, she is reading every book she can get her hands on with a giant mug of hot chocolate beside her.

Cooking With Kids for the 4th of July :: Chocolate Fluffernutter Sandwich Treats

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These are easy, fun, sticky, sweet, and totally festive for the 4th of July. Or any day for that matter! Like most kids, mine LOVE to help me in the kitchen and the beauty...

Spicy Chocolate Cookies for Cinco De Mayo

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Every year on the 5th of May, tacos and salsa take over the country. Cinco de Mayo, the day we celebrate the Mexican holiday commemorating the country's victory at The Battle of Puebla, is...

Savory Chicken-Chile Hand Pies for ‘Pi’ Day

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One of the delightful side effects of being a parent is that you suddenly become aware of the obscure and often overlooked special holidays sprinkled throughout the year. The 100th day of school, Dr....

The Ultimate Family Bucket List :: Fall Edition

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Every September and October I have the same good intentions. The following conversation takes place in my head every year and goes a little bit like this... I say to myself, "Self? This is the...
We Tried a Pinterest Craft! 4th of July Edition - Columbia SC Moms Blog

We Tried a Pinterest Craft! {4th of July Edition}

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Here we are again, with an Independence Day craft inspired by Pinterest! I have had this craft pinned on my boards for several years now. Repeatedly, like so many times before, I scan through my...

Family Picnic Recipes For Memorial Day

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Family picnics and time with friends is the universal way to celebrate during Memorial weekend. The school year is drawing to a close and summer is so close we can almost TASTE it! Add children...
Farmers Markets Around Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Guide To Farmers Markets Around Columbia

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When my family and I moved to the Columbia area nearly three years ago, there were a few things I started to search for long before we had even found a place to live:...
The Ultimate Family Bucket List :: Spring Edition | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Ultimate Family Bucket List :: Spring Edition

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As a born and bred Minnesota gal, spring has a very special place in my heart. When you grow up in the frozen tundra where temperature and windchill at -20 is commonplace and snow is...
10 Meals to Give to Friends and Family | Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 Meals To Give To Family & Friends

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Need to get out of the house and let your kids play a bit? I'll make breakfast and we can chat. Your fridge is on the fritz? No worries. I'll send over a basket...

Cooking With Kids :: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cracker Cookies {Valentine Edition}

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Whenever I raise my voice and ask the question, "Does anyone want to help me in the kitchen?" my kids go crazy. When I mention chocolate, crackers, and sprinkles, it practically blows their minds. At 10, 7,...

We Tried A Pinterest Craft! {Valentine Edition}

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In general, I can't say that Valentine's Day is a big deal at our house. Between deployments, rough pregnancies, and crazy work schedules, my husband and I don't have any extra special memories of...
Looking for a holiday craft for your kids? We have you covered! {Columbia City Moms Blog}

We Tried A Pinterest Craft! {Holiday Edition}

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Pinterest is great for a lot of things.  Recipe ideas and meal planning, cute photos and inspirational quotes, and make-up tips paired with unrealistic fashion advice. Its addictive and fun. But you know what is equally...

Mommy Fashion :: A Photo Story

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Dressing our kids is easy. Well, the task is not necessarily easy, but the clothing out there for our energetic munchkins is cute, functional, and the options are endless. So why does it always seem so hard...
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

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When all things pumpkin spice started hitting the shelves, my kids couldn't help but notice. Breakfast cereal and cake mix with bright orange packaging and fall leaves scattered across the titles jumped out at us...