Autumn Wonders

As we move into fall Mudpie Mamas offers you recipes for easy meals, projects that are better than TV, Life as Plan B, and more. Check us out!

3 Easy Alternatives to Technology

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I unplugged the TV unexpectedly one day. The kids were young, banking their childhoods as I watched. I made the decision after a long and lovely TV-less vacation when I realized my own best childhood memories were outside and not in front of the tube. When I thought about it, even my current best memories […]

Life as Plan B

I was at the kitchen table writing when our 4-year-old son appeared from his nap smiling sheepishly. “Ben! You cut your hair!” I tried not to scream. He had taken the scissors from an earlier project to bed with him and gave himself a magnificent reverse Mohawk—all the hair on top of his beautiful blonde […]

Burrito Bowls

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The beauty of this meal is everyone chooses what to put in their bowl, accommodating those on the Paleo diet, vegans, and picky eaters. The trick is to have a wide variety of items to choose from. You can also buy a roast chicken at the grocery store to save even more time. Put out […]

Roasted Cornish Game Hens


Kids think of game hens as little chickens—just the right size and taste to tickle their appetites. Serve with roast potatoes and sautéed string beans. What you will need: 2 game hens defrosted olive oil sea salt tarragon or oregano or your favorite herb Split the defrosted game hens with a heavy knife down their […]

Monday Supper Pot Roast


“What smells so good?” the plumber asked as he walked through the house. “What are you cooking I want some…” Finn said. There is nothing like the all day smell of a slow cooked pot roast to fill your house with the aroma of a good meal in the making. This is a super fast […]

Back to School, Back to Routine: 4 Ways to Ease the Transition


School had started and I got a phone call from a teacher who said that she was concerned about the recess behavior of our son. He was overly challenging to another boy and often interrupted other kids’ peaceful play. I hung up. I was exhausted, a little angry with the boy. He came home from […]

Blackberry Infused Vodka: A Taste of Summer


A special drink for Mommies and Daddies who spent all day playing in the hot sun. Another 10 Minute Recipe with year-round flavor! What you will need: 3 cups washed blackberries 1-tablespoon sugar Liter of good vodka Quart jar and lid Muddle (slightly bruise) the berries and put them in the quart jar. Pour vodka […]

10 Minute Blackberry Syrup


Serve up the love! This is fantastic on pancakes or ice cream. What you will need: 3 cups blackberries 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice Stir together the blackberries, sugar, lemon juice and water in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat […]

Blackberry Love: Easiest Blackberry Turnovers Ever


One August morning I packed up the kids and we walked to our favorite blackberry patch along the beach. Five-year-old Nicky grabbed a handful of them, and stuffed them into his mouth. “Why are people starving in the world when they can eat blackberries for free?” he asked smacking his blue lips. Quite a logical […]

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