Best. Ever. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ginger and Garlic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds,

I know, it’s a pain. Digging out the pumpkin guts. Separating all of the stringy goo from the seeds. For what? A bunch of bland seeds that get stuck in your teeth? Yeah, been there done that. But, that was before. Before I discovered the ultimate combination of ingredients to make roasted pumpkin seeds awesome….
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Do You Have the Next Snip-Its Kid?

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**Deadline to enter is October 6th!** Personally, I believe I’ve got the cutest kids.  Will’s eyelashes, Graham’s bright eyes, and James’ baby face are enough to win over any grandma, anywhere.   And although James isn’t quite old enough to perform for his audience, my other boys thoroughly enjoy hamming it up for the camera….
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Angel Food Cake with Arnold Palmer Glaze + More Milo’s Tea Recipes!

Angel Food Cake with Arnold Palmer Glaze,

It’s really, really hot, and I’m really, really pregnant.  These two things do not go well together.  Remember the game Edward Fortyhands from the college days?  No?  Hmmm.  Well, google that, then picture me, eight months pregnant, but sub the beer for tall insulated glasses of Sweet Tea or Lemonade. That’s literally a picture of…
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Summer Vacation Bound? Vacay Foods Giveaway & Recipe Collection

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{Don’t miss the Vacay Foods $150 Giveaway and the Summer Vacation Recipe Collection at the end of the post!} The Summer Beach Trip – you going?  I’d like to throw a personal pity party…. this is the first year in many that I am staying home-bound for the summer.  You know, third trimester and all….
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Happy Mother’s Day – A Keurig Giveaway from Mom Favorites!

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Tag your mom-friends on Facebook with a link to this post for 10 points in our Mini Keurig Giveaway! Jon asked me if I was excited about Mother’s Day this morning.  My response was a ho-hum, “Should I be?” Then I felt bad.  I mean, it is a day to celebrate mom’s.  I’m a mom….
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SeasonsEatings: Pin to Win with Harris Teeter + Skillet Cookie Recipe

skillet cookie

*Don’t miss the Harris Teeter gift card giveaway at the end of the post!* For those of you that know me, you know this: I don’t really do “crafty.”  I do cooking.  I do running.  I do boozing.  But crafty – not my thing.  And crafty baking? Forget about it.  Needless to say, I felt…
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Five on Friday 11/15: Weekend Events in Charlotte, Atlanta & Raleigh

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Sorry it’s been a few weeks.  This little ditty takes some time to put together and I’ve realized it can’t be a last minute production.  Pardon my delinquency and let’s just get right down to it.  Here are some fun family weekend events for your neck of the South. Charlotte 1. Lollipops Concert: Adventures in…
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Five on Fridays: Activities for Charlotte, Atlanta and Raleigh Families

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Whatcha doing this weekend? Don’t know? At your service… Mom Favorites will now be bringing you 5 things to do in your hood every Friday. That is, if your hood is Charlotte, Atlanta, or Raleigh! Have an suggestions? Email Katie at Katie(dot)Harding(at)gmail(dot)com with ideas. Want to see your city featured? Let us know and we’ll…
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Back it Up before you Back it Up: The Case of the Flushed Cell Phone

toilet phone

I was having dinner with my sister the other night and we noticed that she had a new phone.  Upgrade?  Nope, her other one got “lost.” “What happened?” I inquired. “I flushed it down the toilet,” she replied matter-of-factly.  At which point, all conversation ceased and a few people start giggling. “Did you not see…
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How to Host: A Beer Tasting Party

beer tasting

Have you ever been to a wine tasting?  With all of the pomp and circumstance of pouring, swirling, sniffing and sipping?  Generally, there’s a lecture about which hillside the grapes were grown on… Eager participants question the winemaker regarding the merits of sea air versus mountain air for various grape varietals.  Then you move on…
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Happy Birthday Captain Graham

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Dear Graham, When I had a baby, I never, ever envisioned having a five-year-old.  Not in my wildest dreams.  And now, with a blink of an eye.  Here you are.  A big boy.  I am so proud of you, so entertained by you, and so in love with you. You have made such milestones this…
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Moms Demand Action: An Editorial Guest Post

moms demand action

***This is a Guest Post by Suzanne Rallis Conway.  The opinions stated are not necessarily those shared by our staff, advertisers, or sponsors… although if you know me (Katie), you probably know what I think about this… (Hint… I liked the facebook page)*** On December 14th, 2012, I wept. I hugged my kids a little…
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