After visiting my grandmother in England a few years ago, I became determined to devise an easy recipe for cream puffs that I could make here at home. Having never had a cream puff before my visit overseas, I couldn’t get enough of them once I was there–for in England, cream puffs are eaten as […]

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This frosting is excellent for icing cupcakes, cakes, and cream puffs. It’s got a very high chocolate content, when compared to most other frosting recipes out there, so you may find that you won’t want to use quite as much as you’re used to. It’s extremely rich–and so delicious! Recipes on NindoMom.com that go well […]

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As a working mom in a single parent household, I’m pretty busy. For a long time, I felt like I just didn’t feel like I had time to make food from scratch. But I’ve discovered that with better planning, I CAN make homemade meals for my son and myself. (And for those nights that I […]

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For more than a decade, I had a Rival slow cooker–a model I picked up at Target. It’s equivalent online at Amazon now will run you around $45, so it was affordable, and I knew the brand name. However, I kept having the same problem with it: after a few months, the plastic handles would […]

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When I came home from work this afternoon, I discovered this on my counter. My mother had apparently gotten in the mood for some “Marion Berry Jam,” but had a bit of trouble with the lid.  (That’s my guess, anyway. . . .) Kids, adults–DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME–or anywhere else, for that matter! Please! […]

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Lately, my family has become quite fond of a certain Lean Cuisine meal in the grocer’s freezer section. It’s relatively affordable at $3/serving, and it’s ready to eat in only 8 minutes, so it’s great for those nights when we get home too late for cooking a meal from scratch. However, I decided to come […]

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We always hear about all the reasons that watching TV is terrible for you– but what about the benefits? TV is part of my family’s daily life, just as it is for most Americans–and I don’t happen to think that’s a bad thing. Too much of just about anything can have a negative impact–which is […]

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Today’s Phenomenon: The Never-ending Roller Coaster of Retail Pricing Have you ever noticed that the prices at your favorite retailer are in a constant state of flux? This is true regardless of whether you’re  talking about a big-box, general merchandise store like Wal-mart or Target, a grocery store like Giant Food or Safeway, or a […]

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