Autumn Wonders

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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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