The Skinny on the The Skinnytaste Cookbook


Dear Gina, You had me at hello, that very first email you sent to my inbox with the most delicious recipes ever. I followed you, I copied you, I ate like you. Every food you touch turns magical. My family eats well, my toddler’s palate is wide-ranging, and I am a happy mama. Okay, okay. I …
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Fun Drinks for the Mommy-to-Be: Momosas!


It's not like I was a total lush before getting pregnant, but I certainly liked my wine ... and my sangria ... and my cocktails. A bit of a self-proclaimed foodie, my love of all things hand-crafted naturally carried over to my drink selections. I was always wanting to try the hottest new cocktail …
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Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook — and a Recipe for a Greek Egg Casserole!


I'm obsessed with my Crock-Pot. After reviewing this book recently, I have been using it non-stop. At least three or four meals a week. I don't know where it's been all my life, but it's back, baby, and I'm obsessed. It makes cooking with kiddos so much easier and meal times so much less stressful …
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5-Ingredient Crock Pot Chili, Coming Right Up!


As I mentioned yesterday in my review of The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families, I started out my taste tests with this black bean chili. It’s a super easy dish to throw in the crock pot and is tasty enough to please everyone. Plus, once the base chili is made, you can customize it to suit …
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This 5-Ingredient Cookbook Makes Cooking a Breeze


Think about it: three meals a day, 365 days a year. That comes to 1,095 meals a year. And that’s not including snacks. Is it any wonder creativity wanes and we’re stuck making the same things for breakfast, lunch and dinner over and over again? It’s hard to keep the inspiration going for thousands …
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Kale Chips: Shockingly Scrumptious!

kale chips

I'm definitely more adventurous when it comes to eating out than I am when it comes to cooking. I've eaten kale, sure, at restaurants and when Jenn whipped up a breakfast version. But I've never purchased and whipped up any kale myself. I'll be honest—because my grocery store doesn't label its kale …
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MamaBuys: Shannon Miller Books & More! (Plus a Giveaway!)

Shannon Miller Journal

The Shannon Miller extravaganza continues! If you missed it last week, we interviewed the Olympic gold medalist herself and reviewed her Body After Baby workout DVD. This week I'm letting you in on more of the products from the Shannon Miller Lifestyle line! Food Journal and Running Log First in …
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Delicious Post-Pregnancy Weight-Loss

EatingWell cookbook

    I've tried and loved The EatingWell Diet cookbook. The lasagna is one of my go-to meals when I have a little extra time on my hands for dinner, and a portobello mushroom "cheesesteak" is a lot of yumminess packed into a healthy, filling sandwich. Those behind EatingWell …
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