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October 4, 2013

Mythbuster

  Pic by Dinner Series This post was written while participating in my partnership with the National Dairy Council, but, as always, all opinions are my own. Last night I was watching that great show “Mythbusters” with my kids. Have you seen it? Grown up men and women spend their time smashing things up and […]

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October 2, 2013

Day of the Dead Display

  I’m a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network member and as such I received materials to complete this project. As always my comments and love for keeping up family traditions are my own. In exactly one month, Mexicans will be celebrating Day of the Dead and I feel content just thinking about it. Last year, my […]

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October 2, 2013

Sniffle Season – Giveaway

  Thanks to the great folks at Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring this post. My comments, opinions, and love for soft facial tissues are my own. A couple of weeks ago my older boy arrived home from school and said those words a mother never wants to hear, “mama, I don’t feel well.” Sure enough, just an […]

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September 30, 2013

Sweet Dumpling Squash with Basil-Oregano Rice Vinegar

  This post was generously underwritten by Mizkan. As always my comments and opinions are my own.   This morning, while driving the kids to school, I saw tons of pumpkins growing on the side of the road. The bright orange and greens covered the fields as a reminder Fall is here, and with it, […]

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September 27, 2013

5 Tips for Saving on Your Fuel Costs

  Thanks to the great folks at Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring this post. As always, my comments, opinions, and love for lowering my car expenses are my own. I bet you are wondering about this photo of a papaya tree. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s in a friend’s yard. I’ll explain why it’s here in a minute. […]

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September 27, 2013

Bread Fridays: Besos

  Well Friday’s here again, which can only mean one thing: Time for another installment of “Bread Fridays,” where I drive everyone’s salivary glands crazy with another scrumptious creation from Mexico’s bakeries. Today’s treat is the very popular kiss, or beso as we like to call them in Spanish. You take two dome shaped bits […]

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September 23, 2013

Black Bean Burgers

  Hamburgers are a favorite dish in our household, but we wanted to try these black beans burgers, too. I was surprised both by how easy they were to make and how tasty they are. Here is the recipe. Black Bean Burgers 6 portions 2 (15 oz) cans of black beans 2 whole wheat bread […]

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September 21, 2013

Staying Dry – Giveaway

  Thanks to the great folks at Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring this giveaway post. My comments, opinions, and love for dry sheets are my own. Before I get started on today’s excellent giveaway, here are just a couple of things I wanted to let you know. First, we have a winner for the,”That’s a Whole Lot […]

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September 20, 2013

Bread Fridays: Swan

Isn’t it beautiful? Elegant! Just like its real world inspiration. This is another enchanting creation by one of the bakers from the town I grew up in Mexico. They are called swans and they are almost too beautiful to eat, but that would be a mistake, because you would be missing out on something wonderful. […]

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September 17, 2013

5 Tips for Saving on Your Monthly Bills

Thanks to the great folks at Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring this post. As always, my comments, opinions, and love for lower electric bills are my own. When it comes to saving money around the house, I think it’s best to start with the so called low-hanging fruit, those expenses that are both biggest and easiest to […]

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