My last name is Starbuck. No, I'm not kidding. When I met the man who I now call my husband and he told me his name, I didn't believe it either. I immediately wondered if I had crossed paths...
During these, um... CAFFEINE REQUIRING times, (safely) supporting local coffee shops is more important than ever. One of my personal favorites is Piecewise Coffee Co. Located on State Street just across the river from downtown Columbia, they...
BurgerIM is a new(ish) burger place in Columbia. And imagine my luck when they opened up right across the street from my neighborhood! BurgerIM boasts the most amazing burgers made from salmon, falafel, aged beef, Spanish beef, and lamb (just...
Welcome back to Columbia Mom EATS! I hope that you and your family are staying well and safe during this crazy time, as well as still finding ways to support local businesses!  As for my family and myself, we are still...
It truly is incredible how many aspects of life have drastically changed in the last five months. I have always considered myself a bit of a germophobe, but I never imagined being this consumed with face masks and hand...
  When I would survey the variety of delicious mobile-food options that Columbia has to offer, I always saw a glaring omission: we didn't have a cookie dough truck! Cookie dough is my ultimate dessert weakness. I would choose it over...
You may not realize this but July is National Ice Cream month. A whole month to celebrate the cold drippy goodness that is ice cream!  In an effort to bring you, our valued readers, a list of some of the...
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 of these treats is that...
While my own kids are pretty happy to eat veggies, I know that many children don't eat them so happily. There are a few recipes I make for events in an attempt to contribute something other than sugar, which has...
If you have kids at home right now, they are probably constantly looking for something to do and something to eat. These quick and inexpensive ideas will solve both problems - for a while at least. These three are...
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 also the day for really...
With recent events, you may have found yourself staying home more than usual and not venturing out for your favorite coffee. You may be craving a latte from your favorite cafe or just wanting to spice up your morning...
Did you know cutting meat out for just one day per week can help the environment, save your family money, and improve your family’s heart health? It’s easy to see then why so many are giving Meatless Mondays a...
As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve gotten pretty creative with how I occupy my daughters (ages three and five) all day. One of their favorite activities is joining me in the kitchen to whip up delicious treats and snacks. It's a...
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What I Learned From the SC Drive Through State Fair

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There is no argument that 2020 has been, above all things, just weird. Virtual everything, from school to VBS to camps to church. New...