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High Heels to Hot Wheels

I'm Amanda and I am a busy mommy! When the work day is over I drop my heels at the door, slip on my apron and kick domesticity into high gear! I love my family, I love food and I love to have fun. Join me on this busy mommy ride!!

What's one of the first recipes you taught your kids to make?

My son always loves to help in the kitchen especially when I am baking, which is inconveniently the messiest of kitchen escapades, but we have a good time measuring out the ingredients, sifting the flour, and using the stand mixer. It goes without saying that making cookies was one of the first things I ever showed him how to bake.

What's a delicious no cook recipe?

Caprese salad in any form is my absolute go-to for a no cook recipe.

What's a great breakfast for a special occasion?

My Nana's sausage cheese grits are the best and will win over anyone.

What's a great school lunch box meal your kids love? Include a link to a photo if you have one!


This is certainly not creative or gourmet, but my little one LOVES peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a quick fruit salad with strawberries and oranges tossed with a little lime juice and sugar. He likes to help bake cookies so we have lots of cookie cutters in fun shapes. This was perfect for our family playdate at the zoo for the picnic.
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What's a great, freezable dish to bring to a new mom? Please share a link to your recipe.


Anytime I bring dinner for new mom friends, I like to bring something that can be frozen and something that can be eaten right away.The Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti is perfect to freeze and these garlic cheddar biscuits are definitely what you want to eat right away!!
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