Food

Does your family love the Olympics as much as my family? It is our favorite! We have it on all day and we don’t even change the channel to watch anything else! It makes me feel so patriotic and proud of our country. Sometimes we get together with our friends and have a little Olympic […]

The Dish on Fish

by Sabrena on October 17, 2013

In a moment of what is best described as “parental weakness,” I made the mistake of promising my precocious four year old that once he had his shots he could go to Red Lobster. Seduced by the cartoonish bright logo lobster, those claws had sunk deep into the marketing savvy yet impressionable mind of my […]

It’s true. One of the greatest discoveries I made as a parent was when I unlocked the power and precision of “fast food”. As Moms, we’re expected to pack 36 hours worth of activity into 24 hours. We need a “Time Turner” more than Hermione Granger. Before my kids were born, too often I’d settle […]

Oh sweet Mamas (and crafty Papas) out in the blogosphere, am I getting too esoteric? Perhaps in my quests to get a little greener, I may forget that it really is the little things that count. So it’s back to basics. So here’s my list of three EASY things you can implement NOW to make […]

I am happy to report I placed an order for our family’s bird for Thanksgiving dinner, and will be picking it up on Tuesday. It’s a ritual (now in it’s third year) at the Mangum casa. Now, lest you think me more of a domestic diva than is prudent, I do not cook an entire […]

I’m trying my hardest to stay on the healthy train for 2012, keeping to my new year’s goals. So this week’s feature is all about healthy, 6 yummy and healthy recipes I chose from the M&T Spotlight! **Next week: I’ll be featuring Sewing Projects. Share your projects over at the Spotlight! Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos […]
This week’s M&T Spotlight pics would have been even sweeter if the niners had made it to the Super Bowl. But these 6 ideas are fun for celebrating anyone who’s in the game. Whether you’re gathering with family or friends, these ideas are the perfect way to say “Go Team!”  **Next week: I’ll be featuring […]

Nix the Pancake Mix

by Sabrena on January 19, 2012

We’re more than half-way through January. I have almost worked through the last of the snowman sugar cookies stashed in my freezer which means a couple of things: The holidaze have come and gone I’m most likely looking fat-tastic (that is not actually a good thing) It’s time to start my New Year’s Resolutions Wait, […]

“And I don’t eat meat cause I’m a veterinarian,” sayeth a ditzy blonde on what I recall being a teaser ad for HBO in the late 80s. Back then I was just beginning my conscious eating quest. I remember taking a bite of hamburger at age 12 and thinking, “I don’t ever need to eat […]

Nice Cans!

by Sabrena on August 18, 2011

I played around with the title of this post in my head for the better part of the past month. Reminiscing about the winters of my childhood when we’d enjoy Grandma’s canned concoctions so delicately preserved. Flashbacks to the bounties of stone fruits like plum jam, canned apricots and peaches had me toying with the idea […]

I used to be funny. No seriously, when I was chunkier, single and a lot more self deprecating – you might have even said I was “a hoot.” (For proof, I dare you to check out this little ditty). But there’s nothing really humorous about a declining planet. And somehow, when I slip into Save-the-Planet-Mode, I […]

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