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Rethink Thanksgiving

The title of an email that popped in my box this week was “Rethink Thanksgiving.” The eventual subject of the email turned out to be a using a non-brining method to cook your turkey and new twists on other classic Thanksgiving recipes like making a pumpkin tart instead of pie. I was expecting a whole […]

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November Means the Holidays are Here!

November means the holidays are here! And with meals to plan, guests to entertain, and family to ‘enjoy,’ the holidays can quickly go from joyful to stressful. At Festival Foods, they help take stress out of the picture with loads of ways to help with your Thanksgiving spread. Their Deli puts together meals that feature everything from perfectly cooked, buttery […]

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Healthy(ier) Class Treats!

In our house it all starts with my daughters’ birthdays in September and October, followed quickly by Halloween parties, harvest parties, winter holiday parties and keeps going form there. It’s a long chain of treat filled days. First of all I love treats and sweets…I’m pretty sure each of my teeth are a sweet tooth. But when […]

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Madison Area Coffee Shops #DrinkLocal

Today is National Coffee Day! Who doesn’t love an extra excuse for a cup of Joe (or 2… or 3)?! To make it easy for you to celebrate this National Holiday (yes – it counts as a holiday for moms!), we’ve made a round-up of some of our favorite local coffee shops! If we missed […]

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Our Favorite Breakfast Spots in Madison

From greasy spoons to trendy cafes, here are some of our favorite breakfast spots in Madison! Graze 1 S Pinckney Street Madison WI 53703 608.251.2700 Marigold 118 S Pinckney Street Madison WI 53703 608.251.2700 Mickie’s Dairy Bar 1511 Monroe St Madison, WI Manna Cafe 611 North Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 The Egg and I […]

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Lunch Box Ideas Round-Up 2016

Well, it’s that time again…the warm and sticky days of summer melt into the cool crisp days of autumn. Another season, another year, another lunchbox! As they say, the days are long but the years are short, and the lunch boxes to be packed never end (okay I added that last part, but it’s true). […]

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It feels like we should spell August like B-A-C-K T-O S-C-H-O-O-L, right?

More and more, it seems like the eighth month of year is really all about the one that follows. That’s probably because, for most of us, it takes that long to go from somewhat “scheduled” days of summer to the back-to-business days of fall. That’s where the team at your local Festival Foods in Madison can help! They’ve […]

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The Blessing of Forcing Myself to Host

I’m not a naturally hospitable person.  I’m friendly and I can easily make conversation, but inviting people into my space doesn’t come easily.  In fact, it is very difficult.  It rattles me.  It stresses me.  I overthink everything and suddenly feel insufficient and frustrated at my lack of skill.  I feel self-conscious as I view […]

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