December 2011

Project 365 Thanks. Are you ready?

December 30, 2011

I was in the shower when I came up with the idea for Project 365 Thanks.  Seriously, all of my best ideas come to me in there.  Maybe I should shower more often, hmmmm… Anyways, I came up with the idea to give thanks for at least one thing every day for the year of […]

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Top 10 Recipes of 2011

December 29, 2011

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday week!  We had a great time visiting family in Houston and Dallas.  As I sort through the hundreds of photos on my memory card, I thought it would be fun to put together a post of the Inspired RD recipes that got the most hits in 2011. […]

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Merry Christmas, from our family to yours

December 24, 2011
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My all-time number one favorite Christmas cookie recipe

December 21, 2011
Pecan Dreams Cookies | (gluten-free)

When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease, I thought about all of the foods I wouldn’t be able to eat anymore. Immediately, my mind went to Christmas. Most of the year, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth or get tempted by baked goods. Christmas is another story.The breads and cookies that I […]

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Because no child should go hungry…

December 19, 2011

As a mom, I often worry about whether or not my kids are eating enough vegetables or drinking enough water.  I want them to be healthy, and I want to do my best to raise non-picky eaters.  I’ve written about this subject many times with hints and tips on how to get your kids more […]

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Last chance to buy from joemomma in 2011

December 18, 2011

Today is the final day to order from my Etsy shop! Get 40% off with the coupon code “Christmas40″. One thing you should know about the way that I craft is that I hardly ever make the same thing twice. So if you see something you like, you should buy it because I probably won’t […]

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Healthy Parmesan Chicken

December 16, 2011
healthy parmesan chicken recipe

Hey everybody!  I am posting over on Mamavation today.  Go check out my healthy makeover of a classic comfort food, parmesan chicken.  Click here to go to the recipe. And if you haven’t already, make sure to read this story – Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts – it gave me the chills.  My […]

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Rainy days, meat puzzles, aebleskivers and quinoa chili

December 14, 2011
hearty quinoa chili recipe

The past two days have been rainy and dark. As desert rats, we hardly know what to do with ourselves. Seriously, what do you do with your kids on the second rainy day? We never have to think about things like that! Jeff made a blanket fort for the kids in their new bunk bed […]

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A lesson with Ashbstarr Photography

December 13, 2011
Ashley of Ashbstarr Photography

  Meet my friend Ashley. Ashley and I have been friends since our husbands played baseball together in 2006.  Through the many moves and transitions that baseball life brings, Ashley has been one of my constants.  Always there with a smile and a big hug when we are in the same city at the same […]

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The Kids Cook Monday: Making Homemade Granola

December 12, 2011
simple homemade gluten free granola recipe

With the holidays comes extra time in the kitchen cooking with the kiddos.  Whether it’s baking up a batch of Christmas cookies or throwing together a quick dinner, they cold weather makes them more likely to gather in the kitchen and want to lend a hand. This week, we tried out our first batch of […]

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