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,...
My first experience with apple cider was memorable, and not in a good way. It smelled amazing! It was a chilly night, so I figured it would warm me up. I purchased a cup. My very first sip was...
I don't know about you, but one of my favorite meals to have out at a restaurant is breakfast. I am a HUGE lover of breakfast foods. In fact, I'll often cook breakfast foods for dinner. That is why my...
Nothing says fall like snuggling up with your family and enjoying homemade baked goodies! The three treats that I’m sharing today are full of gentle spices and cozy textures that are sure to make your tummy smile. Go ahead...
I had every intention of sharing an awesome Halloween cake that bled raspberry filling today. Unfortunately, I created my own episode of a Nailed It and uh...”nailed it.” This cake was so ugly it could not be photographed and...
Fall is all around us, and I can't help but smile at the thought.  Summer is by far my favorite season. I mean...two words: the beach! But, I would say that fall is definitely my second favorite season. I love...
Fall is here, and that means it's time for some yummy, hearty meals. I don't know about you, but I just love fall foods and drinks! Soup, stew, chili, hot chocolate, hot apple cider...Mmmmm. Makes my mouth water just...
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...
If you've ever visited Soda City Market on a Saturday, you've probably seen the flags (and long lines of hungry customers) that mark The Belgian Waffle Truck. Husband and wife team Chef Jean-Louis and Yvette Ledent craft truly authentic...
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 have been...
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...
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Keep the learning (and fun) going all Summer with Richland Library’s Summer Learning Challenge. Read, attend programs or complete a learning activity of your...