Join me in taking back Family Dinner Night!

Taking Back Family Dinner Night

This is part of the Family Dinner Night series … check out all of the recipes here. I must admit that I’ve been a little frazzled lately. With 3-Day Preschool starting, running a small business, and keeping up with my household, dinner has migrated to very low on the priority list. But I can’t stop…

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Quick & Easy Homemade Baby Food for Every Budget by Atkinson Drive

Homemade Baby Food for Every Budget

When my oldest son was a baby, I slaved for hours to make and freeze his baby food. After all, it’s cheaper and better for baby. But at what cost?! It literally took me several days to make all of his food – quinoa, beans, carrots, etc – portion it in little ice cube trays…

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Red, White & BBQ (with fall-off-the-bone ribs) | Atkinson Drive

Red, White & BBQ Party (Plus Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs)

Happy Memorial Day! I have a great, patriotic “Red, White & BBQ” celebration to share with you today. It was so much fun to prepare this party for our friends, and everyone seemed to truly enjoy it! Read on for all the details!

Red Potato Salad (the best you'll ever have) | Atkinson Drive

Red Potato Salad (the best you’ll ever have)

It’s the start of grilling season, and I love to have a good arsenal of Summertime recipes. If you’re like me, and enjoy collecting refreshing cookout recipes, you’ll want to jot this one down for sure. Plus, it’s great for potlucks and other group meals!

Pinworthy Features: Mother's Day Treats

Pinworthy Features: Mother’s Day Treats

There were so many beautiful projects and delicious-looking recipes linked to the Pinworthy Projects Party this week. I had such a hard time choosing my favorites, so I decided to share with you my favorite Mother’s Day Treat ideas! It’s coming up quickly, and these are a few recipes and ideas you can whip up…

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak | Atkinson Drive

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

This week, the husband and I decided to try the Atkins diet. You might have remembered that last year we tried it, but I stopped when I found out I was pregnant because it was doing all kinds of crazy things to me! Well, now that I am done with the pregnancy and well into…

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Tasty Link Party Features

There were so many wonderful links at this week’s Pinworthy Projects Party! I’m thrilled that we were so close to 300 links – you guys are amazing! It was so difficult to pick only 5 features…check out the Pinworthy Projects Party board on Pinterest for more inspiring links. *click on the images below to view…

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Last-Minute Christmas Fun

Last-Minute Christmas Fun! (link party features)

I have been SUPER slacking lately! I am so sorry…no excuses – everyone is crazy this time of year. I’ve been working hard trying to prepare not only for an amazing Christmas but getting the house ready for basically a month of non-stop visitors and a new baby. I can’t believe I have less than…

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2013 Thanksgiving Menu | Atkinson Drive

My Thanksgiving Meal Plan

The first few years the husband and I were married, we had very simple and low-key holidays because we were out in California far away from all of our family. Looking back, I cherish those moments in my memories and I wouldn’t do anything to change that special time we had together. But, I do…

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Fun Fall Treats (Pinworthy Projects Features)

Last week’s Pinworthy Projects party was incredible, and I couldn’t wait to show off your amazing links! It was really tough to narrow down the features, but I kept finding myself coming back to the yummy Fall-inspired treats … I can’t help it – I’m a sucker for sweets! *click on the images below to…

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

It is FINALLY time for me to share our Homemade Vanilla Extract endeavor with all of you and I’m beyond thrilled! It’s been a good 6 months in the making! Quite some time ago on Pinterest, I found a recipe for vanilla extract. The point was to have a better quality product for a more…

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Sweet & Salty Chewy Bars | Atkinson Drive

Sweet & Salty Chewy Bars

I made a variation of these oatmeal bars as a road trip snack a few months ago…and LOVED them! Little man approved as well, but the husband found them a little sweet for his taste {crazy}. The original recipe is from Ms. Rachael Ray, and I’ve adapted it quite a bit for what I usually…

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