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Memorial Day Idea: Hot Dog Bar

Memorial Day Idea: Hot Dog Bar

Besides ice cream, there are few foods that scream “summer” more than hot dogs, right? So on this summer kick-off weekend, we wanted to share this adorable hot dog bar from one of our favorite food bloggers, Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats. Mom to Max and Emilia,...

Cappuccino Biscotti 

Cappuccino Biscotti 

As the warm summer transitions into the crisp fall, so does our real estate market. While summer had its vibrant hustle, fall offers its own unique blend of opportunities for buyers and sellers. If you've been pondering a move or simply curious about the market, now...

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving!

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving!

Kate McDermott, author of Art of the Pie, was a finalist for the prestigious James Beard award for chefs. She’s also mom to Duncan, 32, who started baking with her as a toddler. This classic pumpkin pie is a family favorite for Thanksgiving. Her secret, expert tip? It...

Recipe: Marinated Mediterranean Chicken!

Recipe: Marinated Mediterranean Chicken!

Need a simple weeknight recipe? Marinade recipes, like this one from Layla Lisiewski, CEO and co-founder of The Local Moms Network, are a true timesaver. “I use surgical gloves for my hands, plastic wrap for the counter and Ziploc bags for marinating the chicken, for...

Recipe: Carmel Apples!

Recipe: Carmel Apples!

Wondering what to do with all of this apples after apple picking… even after you’ve sent them for lunch every day and made an apple pie? Make Caramel Apples! When cookbook author and Food Network star Melissa D’Arabian goes apple-picking, it’s her go-to move with the...

Recipe: Easy Mini Lobster Rolls

Recipe: Easy Mini Lobster Rolls

No meal makes it feel more like summer than a lobster roll! While we’re always excited to order one at a restaurant or food truck… making our own version can be delicious and a lot of fun! Click here for a few of our favorite places to get lobster rolls locally! We...

How To: Build Your Own Taco Board!

How To: Build Your Own Taco Board!

Tacos make for a fun and delicious family meal… especially because everyone can customize them to their preferences. Whether you have a kid who wants to hold the beans, another who likes to add hot sauce or someone who just wants to turn two soft tacos into a cheese...

Summer Recipe Round-Up!

Summer Recipe Round-Up!

Photo credit: The BakerMama   Summer is around the corner and the seasonal shortlist of recipes below will take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day. From potlucks to backyard barbecues, there’s something for everyone. Most include fresh, colorful and in-season...

5 Spring Vegetables to Add to Your Shopping List

5 Spring Vegetables to Add to Your Shopping List

Spring is for revamping – and your meal options are no exception. If you’re a creature of habit, here’s a nudge to try some new, seasonal options. To help savor the very best of spring gardens, The Local Moms Network contributor Stefani Sassos, Registered Dietician...

Meal Planner: Trader Joe’s Edition

Meal Planner: Trader Joe’s Edition

Ask any mother – working woman or stay-at-home mom, contented chef or takeout pro – busy families need meal inspiration. Use the Local Mom’s Network meal-planning guide to get breakfast, lunch and dinner on the table simply and easily. In this installment, we look...

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches

We just might skip green beer this year and swap in these instagram-worthy St. Patrick’s Day-inspired Lucky Charm’s ice cream sandwiches from South Orange County Moms! Don’t have Lucky Charms? Use any colorful cereal you’ve stocked up on!   Ingredients: Sugar...

Pot of Gold Cookies from The BakerMama

Pot of Gold Cookies from The BakerMama

  These Pot of Gold Cookies from The BakerMama just might be your lucky charm for a fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day party. “Chewy chocolate thumbprint cookies are filled with a little icing and some yellow chocolate candies to create that pot of gold look, and...

How-To: Marshmallow Lollipop Hearts!

How-To: Marshmallow Lollipop Hearts!

Happy February! It’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. Turn Valentine’s Day treats into a fun activity by making Marshmallow Heart Lollipops with the kids! We are so excited for this how-to from our sister site, South OC Moms Network! Ingredients: Square...

Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

by Habitual Hostess When living in San Francisco, Rustic Bakery was my go-to lunch spot for one reason- this salad. Now I live on the other side of the country, so I had to figure out a way to recreate my favorite salad, and it’s pretty spot on! I love making hearty...

Butternut Squash Soup with a Kick

Butternut Squash Soup with a Kick

This delicious recipe is from local Compass realtor Andrea Viscuso. She sends fun recipes to her old and new clients throughout the year and they are always so tasty! Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 1 onion, diced 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded...

Recipe: Eat the Rainbow Board!

Recipe: Eat the Rainbow Board!

If one of your goals for the New Year is to add more fruits and veggies into your family diet, this Eat the Rainbow Board created by The BakerMama may just help you check that off your list! Assemble it at the beginning of the week to set out at dinner for a few days,...

Christmas Fudge!

Christmas Fudge!

This recipe was contributed by South OC Moms Network.   CHRISTMAS FUDGE THAT CAN’T BE BEAT! Ingredients: 1 jar Kraft Marshmallow Creme 3 cups sugar 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine 5 oz evaporated milk can 1 tsp vanilla 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate pieces Festive...

Recipe: Spiced Wine Sipper Cocktail

Recipe: Spiced Wine Sipper Cocktail

There's nothing more enjoyable then a warm cocktail on a chilly and rainy day. Thank you Andrea Viscuso leader of Forte Team at  Compass for sharing this easy recipe with us! Vodka 1 oz Cointreau ½ oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup ½ oz Fresh Squeezed OJ ½ oz Shake all, stain...

Halloween Cinnamon Rolls from The Baker Mama

Halloween Cinnamon Rolls from The Baker Mama

  We love a good mom hack, and these Halloween Cinnamon Rolls from The BakerMama definitely will be our go-to this spooky season. We’re *totally* on board with pre-made shortcuts like canned cinnamon rolls, so we can focus on making memories (not dough). Check...

Banana Bread Slow Cooker Oatmeal!

Banana Bread Slow Cooker Oatmeal!

  Slow cooker meals are a lifesaver for busy nights – but we also are beginning to use them on busy mornings. Before school during the week or before early sports games on the weekends, meals like this hearty Banana Bread Oatmeal from recipe creator and Tik Tok...

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