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...
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...
Your first time cooking Easter Dinner for everyone can be a daunting task. But I am here to assure you that, yes, you can make Easter Dinner. So, here are some recipes that are grandmother-approved and nearly impossible to...
Wow, how things have changed in Columbia in just the last few days! Schools are closed, people are working from home, restaurants are closing their doors, and Soda City Market has been canceled for the foreseeable future. However, it's never been...
School is out, jobs are on hold, many are working from home, and times are stressful. But your next child's next meal doesn't have to be. Here's a list of local resources offering free meals for students during this...
  It's no secret that I love cooking. On top of that, I love cooking a wide variety of things - from simple spaghetti or meatloaf to more complicated soups and ethnic dishes. It's something I enjoy immensely. One of my...
"Dr. Seuss was a storyteller in the grandest sense of the word. Not only did he tell fantastical tales of far-away places but he also gave us a unique visual language that carried his stories to new heights of artistic...
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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...