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Sacramento Connect
Homemade Peeps, bunny cupcakes & more: Dozens of recipes for Easter

Apr 16, 2014
Homemade Peeps, bunny cupcakes & more: Dozens of recipes for Easter

Recipes for Easter from Sacramento Connect partners and The Sacramento Bee.  

Foods for the Soul
Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Apr 14, 2014
Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Light lemon cupcakes piled high with creamy pink vanilla frosting. With how sweet they taste, you’ll never believe these elegant cupcakes are secretly skinny!     On Sunday afternoon, I tore myself away from baking and dashed across town for a quick trip to Target to stock up on a few essentials. I only...

Banana Moments
Underage use of social media: How parents can plan for it

Apr 14, 2014
Underage use of social media: How parents can plan for it

Social media and texting has become such a normal part of daily life it can easily be perceived as a right, rather than a privilege. The minimum age for use of social media has been set at 13 years, but it is not possible for media sites like Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and Twitter to...

mamawolfe
Looking Forward by Looking Back

Apr 14, 2014
Looking Forward by Looking Back

I’ve been doing a monumental amount of looking forward by looking back lately. I’m absolutely certain it has to do with this indefinable space of my life right now, were I’m learning to let go of everything I’m comfortable with, everything I’m used to, and being forced to look forward for the magic that...

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Undercover Caterer
Jen’s Secret Mashed Potatoes

Apr 14, 2014

Once upon a time, about one hundred years ago, I used to go out with this guy that lived in San Francisco with his friend.  His friends’ girlfriend and I became friends and we’d both visit on the weekends.  The boys lived in a Victorian that had been divided into 2 or 3 flats–I...

Crazy for Crust
Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes

Apr 14, 2014
Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes

Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes



I love cheesecake in any and all forms, but I especially love mini cheesecakes. Mini everything is better, don’t you think? These Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes are made perfectly using PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, and they’re...

Brown Thumb Mama
Amazing Soft Pretzels

Apr 13, 2014

Have you noticed that the fast-food places are jumping on the pretzel bandwagon? You can get pretzel-bun hot dogs and pretzel-bun hamburgers, and there’s a pretzel stand at every sports event and every mall. And they charge $2 or more for a pretzel–crazy! You can make your own delicious soft pretzels for less than...

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renegade mothering
When did we decide kids shouldn’t suffer?

When did we decide kids shouldn’t suffer?

You know what I realized recently? My kids aren’t suffering enough. Oh, come on. I don’t mean like that. Not suffering abuse or neglect or whatever. Get your head out of the gutter. I’m talking about healthy suffering. Toil. Good ol’ fashioned WORK. I’m talking about discomfort, doing things repeatedly that are physically, mentally...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Non-Toxic Cleaning To Benefit Our Pets

Apr 10, 2014

Sometimes we do for others what we won’t do for ourselves. It was not until I had babies that I started to care about the toxicity of my environment, and I then made the switch to natural cleaning products. At the time, I didn’t even think about what impact the “traditional” products I was...

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Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Easy strawberry sheet cake

Recipe: Easy strawberry sheet cake

I’ve always been a big fan of reading. When my sister and I shared a bedroom and slept in bunk beds, I use to hide books under my sheets so I could read out loud to her after our parents



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