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October 30, 2014
Stephanie Allen

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The Never-ending Joy of Making New Traditions

As my family grows up, my nest empties of my kids and joyfully refills with grandkids. Our family grows, moves, and constantly changes. From decorating the tree to opening stockings, what we always used to do before, we don’t do anymore. That doesn’t have to be a sad thing. I want my kids to start […]

October 28, 2014
Stephanie Allen

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Winning the Halloween Candy Craze

Halloween brings out the kid in most of us… from dressing up in crazy costumes to eating bite-sized savory treats; we’ve mastered the art of fanciful celebration with childlike abandon! Our fetish for sweets peaks the month of October. “The week of Halloween alone, Americans buy 90 million pounds of chocolate. That’s enough Hershey’s bars […]

October 21, 2014
Stephanie Allen

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Easy Chili

Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy chili.  I love having it for leftovers on busy sports nights, making  a hearty pot on ‘game day,’ or having it ready to fill kids up before going out Trick-or-Treating. Ingredients 2 pounds ground beef 1 onion 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste) 2 tsp. cumin 2 tsp. chili […]