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Summer Berries Gratin

Summer Berries Gratin

I heard about this recipe while I was listening to National Public Radio, where they invited the chefs from America’s Test Kitchen to share their favorite summer recipes. When asked about their favorite dessert recipes, Bridget Lancaster started by saying, “I don’t like overly-sweet desserts.” That immediately got my attention. I love sweets but I [...]

Gavin’s Nursery: Tiny and Functional

Gavin’s Nursery: Tiny and Functional

When Mama Say What?! mama Melissa was preparing for the birth of her baby boy, she decided on a college sports theme for his nursery. Melissa and her husband were dealing with a very small space but made it work wonderfully. See how it came together in this article about how tiny can be super [...]

Slow Cooker Asian Pepper Steak

Slow Cooker Asian Pepper Steak

I love, love, love using my Crock-Pot for cooking. There is something to be said about taking a few minutes to prepare a meal the night before or in the morning and then letting it cook while you’re at work or doing errands with the kiddos. You get to come back to a great smelling [...]

Annabelle’s Nursery: Team Green to Pink

Annabelle’s Nursery: Team Green to Pink

When Mama Say What?! mama Jessica and her husband found out that they were pregnant, they opted to be team green (team green is waiting until their little sweet bundle was born before finding out the sex of the baby). Choosing to be team green comes with its own set of challenges. Gender neutral rooms [...]

Healthy Smoothies for Mama and Baby

Healthy Smoothies for Mama and Baby

Smoothies are an almost daily snack in our house — I’ve been drinking them for years, but since Little Man has been about a year old, he’s had a fascination with the blender. When he sees me getting the ingredients together, or even when I say, “Do you want to make a … SMOOTHIE?!” he [...]

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

While browsing Pinterest the other day, I found a pin that made my heart stop, my mouth water and my pants bulge all at once (yes, that’s possible). It’s called Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark… but I just call it heaven. You most likely have the five ingredients you need in your pantry/fridge already. If you [...]

Nursery to Shabby Chic Big Sister Room

Nursery to Shabby Chic Big Sister Room

For this mom, Lori, the fun of creating her shabby chic nursery for her daughter EJ was a sentimental process and involved using many elements from her own childhood. Lori has now updated EJ’s room to be a big sister room with the arrival of baby brother T, and she couldn’t be more pleased with the results. (Honestly, [...]

Cleaning with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Cleaning with Baking Soda and Vinegar

I love a clean house but I hate buying all the expensive and sometimes harsh chemicals that come with cleaning a house. Cleaning with Baking Soda and Vinegar My awesome mother-in-law let me in on a little secret (well at least new to me, the housewife newbie). You can clean a LOT with baking soda and [...]

Slow Cooker Meals – Summer is the Best Time to Start

Slow Cooker Meals – Summer is the Best Time to Start

Summer is HERE! The kiddos are out of school, the pool is open and the weather is hot, hot, hot! Who wants to stay in and cook when there’s so much to do outside? And heating up your kitchen every night? No, thanks! Fast food is always an option, but let’s be honest, it’s not [...]

5-(and 6-) Ingredient Meals for the Busy Mama

5-(and 6-) Ingredient Meals for the Busy Mama

There are two things moms can never have enough of — time and money (sing it sister!). I love these 5-ingredient meals because they take no longer than 20 minutes to make. Plus, keeping the ingredient list short makes for a short receipt at the grocery store. These recipes are not only fast, cheap and [...]