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Cheesecake and Chaos

There is a certain smell to summer that carries youthful nostalgia tied to adventure, good food, and friends. And when the wind is perfect, a jumble of happy and hilarious memories come back in an exhilarating rush, usually with a craving attached. Right up there with root beer popsicles and Snoopy snowcones, my childhood summertimes […]

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The Magic of Mole vs. the Chaos of Kids

Mexican food brings me life and comfort. I love eating it, savoring it, smelling it, and cooking it. It is one of the most complex cuisines as far as flavors and variety go. One of my favorite dishes is mole (pronounced MOH-LEH). Mole is a sauce served over chicken, turkey, or even enchiladas. It is […]

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Time Around the Table: Entertaining on a Budget With Costco

Alamo City Moms Blog and the City Moms Blog Network is thrilled to announce our second annual Costco Mom Hour. We love Costco and are excited to partner with them again. Costco provided us with $100 in Kirkland Signature products, but as you'll see, we're big fans of them with or without this partnership. Learn, little [...]
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Ninety-nine Bottles of Pumpkin Beer on the Wall

Ah, I love fall, with its crisp air, colorful leaves, cool mornings, boots, jackets, scarves, and football. Oh wait. This is San Antonio. Only one of those things is actually true right now. I spent last Saturday at a football game wearing a T-shirt, shorts, flip flops, and a lot of sweat. Even though it […]

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Three Easy Summer Salads

Things I’ve called a meal so far this summer: bag of popcorn bag of baby carrots + hummus dark chocolate almond bark + bag of popcorn chips + guacamole bowl of watermelon + bag of popcorn iced coffee + a handful of almonds ice cream bar + bag of popcorn Notice a theme? Popcorn and I […]

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kid-friendly green smoothies

Four Kid-Friendly Green Smoothies

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us! While green beer has become a common celebratory beverage for adults on the holiday, there aren’t too many green beverage options for kids (or those who don’t like food color arbitrarily added to their beverages). Enter the green smoothie! I’ve been on the green smoothie bandwagon for years. My […]

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five simple school lunches from trader joe's

5 Simple School Lunches from Trader Joe’s

We’ve just about hit the halfway mark in the marathon that is the school year. I enjoy the challenge of shaking up routines and habits when January comes around. Even my school lunch game needed some refreshing. Tell me I’m not the only one who gets in a lunch packing rut! Here are five new, sandwich-less […]

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