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Great Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina

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The hubby and I have been together for 16 years, married for 14 years, and of that, 10 years with kids. I can count on one hand how many times we’ve gone away together without the kids: one; for a friend’s wedding in San Diego, three years ago. For my 40th birthday, I told my husband that I wanted to go away, just for the weekend and just us. My husband took it up on himself to research cities that had two things:  AMAZING FOOD, and an AMAZING SPA — two things I enjoy. He ended up choosing Charleston, South…

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Where to Eat in Flagstaff, Arizona

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We had a family trip to Flagstaff, Arizona over the holidays and not only had a wonderful, adventure-packed trip, but our tummy’s were very pleasantly surprised and thankful for the amazing South Western flavors we got to experience in Flagstaff. Below are the four restaurants we got to check out in Flagstaff. They are all delicious, reasonable AND great for kids, too! 1.  Salsa Breva on Route 66. This was a fantastic family-friendly Mexican food restaurant. They have a kids menu which has a delicious two-mini-burger dish which S housed, and she never (I mean never) eats hamburgers. Their ribs and…

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Launch of the Korean Restaurant Guide – New York

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Living in New York City means we get our pick of the most amazing food. One of our favorites is Korean because of its flavorful cuisine.  A few weeks ago, on the First Full Moon of the Korean Lunar New Year, the Korean Food Foundation launched the Korean Restaurant Guide – New York. The new guide features the top 40 Korean restaurants in the New York City area, based on cuisine, service and atmosphere. The restaurants were chosen by a group of chefs and journalists who dined at each restaurant three times before being selected to be put into the…

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Healthy Snacking with NatureBox {Plus Coupon Code}

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We just got a pantry put into our kitchen, which means I now have the room to buy lots and lots of snacks for the family. Like many parents, I try to have on-hand healthy snacks and fruits in the apartment, because if your kids are like my kids, they snack a lot. Did you know that the average American uses up 25% of their calories on snacking? So, if you fill up those calories (and pantry shelves) with something healthy instead of junk, just maybe you can make some great changes to your family’s diet. That’s where NatureBox comes in. NatureBox is…

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Perfect for Brunch: Giada De Laurentiis Baked Egg and Turkey Sausage

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Since we went on holiday for Christmas break, we celebrated Christmas with my parents after New Year’s eve – about three weeks after the fact. I wanted a hearty, savory, and easy-to-make brunch meal for all of us. On a random afternoon that I was home early and with no kids in tow, I was watching the Food Network channel and Giada De Laurentiis was on. She was making this Italian Sausage and Egg Bake recipe with spinach, sun dried tomatoes, homemade croutons and eggs. It looked so easy that I knew that I was going to make it for…

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Weelicious Lightened Up Spaghetti Carbonara

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There are several things I can fall back on that I know my girls will eat:  my chicken cutlets, pasta with pesto, and pasta with butter and cheese. When something new hits the menu, it’s generally because they ate something at their friend’s house at a playdate or sleepover. O has discovered Pasta with Carbonara Sauce at our local pizzeria because her friend ordered it, then O had a taste and instantly loved it. Who wouldn’t? I received an email while I was in the playground from weelicious. I opened it up while we were in the playground and jumped for…

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{Guest Post} Meatless Monday Recipe: One-Pot Wonderful Pasta with Broccoli

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Guest Contributor, Lisa Pisano, is the Creator & Editorial Director of mom a la mode, where the topics of food, fashion, pop culture and family life are celebrated.  When she’s not helping small business clients find their social media North Star or attending an event with Triple Threat Mommy, you’ll find her tweeting from @momalamode, updating her blog’s Facebook fan page and navigating her new Google + page.  All while chasing after her toddler son… We’re big fans of keeping at least one day a week meatless in the mom a la mode household. And our go-to dish is often…

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Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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This past weekend, we went to my good friend’s husband’s 50th Birthday party. First of all, I can’t believe I have friends who are married to 50-year olds, but I guess that goes with the territory of leaving being in my 40’s. The party was fabulous. I was able to see so many old friends and co-workers, talk and laugh about our good ol’ corporate marketing days. Loved seeing them and reminiscing, but the best part of the evening? The DESSERT. They passed out these amazing mini chocolate chocolate chip cream cheese cupcakes which were TO. DIE. FOR. I had…

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Spread the Hope Happy Hour at Maxwell’s Bar in TriBeCa

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About a week and a half ago, I got a tweet from @MaxwellsNYC asking if I wanted to paint their windows. I have to admit, I was a bit intrigued. I knew Maxwell’s, because they are in our downtown neighborhood and I had no idea what they meant about “painting their windows.” After speaking to Nicole, the wife of one of the co-owners, Michael, I learned that they needed someone to paint a sign on their window to advertise their Happy Hour to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  OK. NOW I GET IT. With breast cancer prevalent in my family,…

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Eat Local at The Garden at The Four Seasons New York City

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I’ve said this before: we rarely venture above 14th street, except for work, but when the Trumpeting Media ladies invited me to test out the new Eat Local menu at The Garden Restaurant in The Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, I could not say no. And it was such a civilized way to end the crazy BlogHer 2012 weekend (I know, so long ago!), and to start the week off right with amazing food made of fresh, local ingredients. Executive Chef John Johnson came out to talk to our exclusive group of bloggers about where he sources his…

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DIY Healthy Kids Fruit Smoothies

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Summer is a great time to eat seasonal fruits. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and bananas are so yummy this time of the year. To make eating them more fun, and beat the heat at the same time, I make them into a fruit smoothie. I even sneak in some nutrients, like Flax Seed oil for an added boost – and they don’t even know! To help me make my first smoothie, I Googled “healthy kids shakes” and was lead to this article Kids Smoothie recipe from AllRecipes.com. I clicked on the link “All-Around Good Smoothie Recipe” which seemed easy enough to…

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Whole Food’s Shrimp Fajita’s Dinner Kit

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I love anything that is packed up and ready to be cooked. It makes my life easier and I get to try new recipes that I normally would never think to cook. That’s why I love Whole Food’s “Health Starts Here” Dinner Kits. They stock a handful of varities every week, but since we are trying to eat healthier, and incorporating more seafood into our diets, I decided to try out their Shrimp Fajita’s Dinner Kit which cost about $17. As you can see from the package, it comes with the shrimp already peeled and deveined (yippee!), bell peppers and…

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