I'm no stranger to meal planning. I love cooking, and meal prep (the chopping and peeling and dicing) is, for me, a very zen way to transition between the stress of the workplace and the stress of evening parenting.  With...
One of my all-time favorite foods is biscuits. Yep, biscuits! Fortunately, living in the south makes it very easy to get access to some fabulous biscuit meals. So today I am very excited to feature Rambo's Fat Cat Biscuits...
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 and National Sandwich Day (Nov....
The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped someone to ask them where they got it. Upon receiving the requested information, my family...
Lasagna Love​, a national grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery, has reached ​Columbia, South Carolina.​ ​Lasagna Love began somewhat by accident due to how negatively the COVID-19 pandemic impacted...
When we first moved to Columbia, I remember someone telling me about this local place that served huge cinnamon rolls and always had a line out the door. I thought, it was crazy that people would wait that long...
Anyone else in a dinner rut? Or is it just me? We've always been a family that primarily eats at home. But when COVID initially shut down restaurants this spring, I got very burned out (pun intended) from constantly having...
Gingerbread houses are one of my family's favorite holiday traditions. I remember my mom having some of her friends over, and hosting a big gingerbread house making party. They made the gingerbread from scratch, baked it in the oven,...
The holidays are upon us, and that means so are all of our favorite holiday foods. Personally, I love strolling through World Market and picking up my favorite German Christmas foods; pfeffernusse, Mozart chocolates, spritz cookies, and other chocolate...
While 2020 has disrupted many businesses, the food service industry has felt one of the largest impacts. However, a recent Technomic report predicts sales growth of over 20% in 2021 and a recovery on the horizon for brands that...
I will never forget the first time I had chicken and waffles. We had only recently moved to the south, and as a northerner, I had never had it before. The combination of the fried chicken, sweet waffles, melted...
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 whether we were in the...
So jack'o'lanterns are nice and all, but what do you do when Halloween is over and you have a pumpkin just sitting on your front porch? Well, assuming you used Natalie's idea and you painted your pumpkin rather than...
As a busy working mom of three growing kids, meal planning is not just a convenient and efficient way to deal with feeding the masses in our house. It is an absolute imperative for saving my sanity.  All moms hear,...
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