Basic Pasta Carbonara for A Family of Four

One of our favorite recipes is Pasta Carbonara. It’s easy to throw together and kids love it. Here’s how we make it: 12 oz ...

Recent media: 20 Inspiring Women in Food

Last week I was honored to be named as one of 20 Inspiring women who are changing the way we eat (I’m #7 when you are scrolling through). I feel especially flattered because I’ve had to kind of back off of an active role in the food movement (working full-time with a family). Then WGN Radio interviewed […]

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Keep fit with incentives

I were a pedometer that looks like a watch. In fact, many people assume it’s some kind of fancy watch. It’s a $25 pedometer in a $5 band. It’s part of our health incentive program for me to wear it. A step goal is set for me (7,000 steps per day) and if I reach […]

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Mrs Q’s Newish Look

This weekend I went to the salon and got my hair done. Here’s a pic that I snapped when I got home. I’ve also gotten new glasses, just a few months ago. So here’s how I look these days — on a very good hair day! 🙂

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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

My littlest guy and I roasted pumpkin seeds last weekend and they turned out great. In fact, my eldest said, “They taste like popcorn!” First we soaked the seeds for a day or more. I lost count because we were busy. Then we let them dry for two days. To prepare them for roasting, we […]

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Food Day 2015

Food Day 2015

Did you know that last weekend was Food Day 2015? I didn’t blog about it because we have been BUSY. Charlie had a broken arm and we’ve been toilet-training Daniel. Luckily the cast is off now. It was a jujitsu injury. He tells people, “A girl fell on me,” which is true — he fell […]

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Cookbook giveaway!

I want to share some new and exciting cookbooks with you and give one away that I know you will enjoy! Want to know a secret? I’m a cookbook lover. If you ever wonder what to give me as a gift, send me a cookbook. I’m lucky because somehow my address got on a list […]

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Back to Lunching Giveaway!

Hi friends, I hope that you forgive me that I haven’t posted in a long time. I’ve been buried with work and family life. It’s wonderful to be busy. Exciting stuff is coming my way and I will be sharing that over the next year! You know what has really bummed me out recently? Packing […]

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12 Ways to Manage Picky Eating in Toddlers

My first son is a great eater. My second son is pickier. Why the difference? My eldest was always in the normal range for weight and so when he refused to eat something I served, I’d tell him, “If you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat it, but I’m not making anything else.” […]

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