Recipes

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

  Hot chocolate bombs are having a moment, and with good reason. They're cute enough to be Instagram-worthy, and they're delicious. We love this simple DIY version from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano. Order some molds, enlist some helpers and...

9 New Year’s Eve Cocktails & Mocktails

9 New Year’s Eve Cocktails & Mocktails

Cheers to 2021, from our families to yours! And a special toast to you, Moms, for shepherding your herd through everything that you've been thrown. We hope you've been able to find true silver linings, from more quality time together to gratitude. Here's a shortlist...

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

  This holiday season will probably look a little different for most of us. We might not be hopping on a plane to the in-laws, or maybe we’re setting fewer spots at the table for a more intimate meal. Some of us will be hosting our holidays outdoors, while others...

8 Easy Holiday Drink Recipes

8 Easy Holiday Drink Recipes

  Need a last-minute cocktail for a pared down holiday meal (or Zoom call!)? These festive sips will take you through New Year’s–and are easy enough to make any night of the week.     Cold   Pecan Pie Martini from DelishGrapefruit, Honey &...

Celebrate the Holidays with One Potato

Celebrate the Holidays with One Potato

  Recently, we caught up with mom and entrepreneur Catherine McCord, founder of  Weelicious and One Potato, the super fresh, delicious, and healthy meal box delivery service for families. Not only did we ask her about her own holiday plans, but we even got her to...

Greek Salad Hummus from Beach Cities Moms

Greek Salad Hummus from Beach Cities Moms

  We're about to head into the holiday season, and if you're like us, that usually means diving into some delicious and decadent food, from frosted cookies to festive cocktails. Now, 2020 can use all the help it can get, so we're not suggesting you skip any of...

Snickerdoodle Donut Recipe

Snickerdoodle Donut Recipe

  As we head into the holiday season, we're always looking for new baking projects to do with our kids, and things to make holidays breakfasts extra special. This Snickerdoodle Donut recipe from author and recipe developer Sara Mellas, fits both those bills. It...

Amazing Vegetarian Chili

Amazing Vegetarian Chili

  It’s officially chili season! If you've kept up with our blog, you know chili is one of our favorite weeknight meals year round, but especially when the cold and chilly (chili?) weather hits Richmond. We love chili for so many reasons: First, it’s as easy as...

The Best Apple Crumble Recipe

The Best Apple Crumble Recipe

  This recipe was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor, Host to Perfection!   Wondering what to do with all those apples you picked this weekend? We love this classic recipe from the talented sisters behind Host to Perfection, using pantry...

Healthy Halloween Veggie & Fruit Board

Healthy Halloween Veggie & Fruit Board

    Halloween is almost here and we are sharing an amazing last-minute, festive board from The BakerMama, which incorporates much needed vegetables into an adorable design. If you haven’t been, make The BakerMama’s Instagram and site a regular stop for...

Maple Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Maple Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

    Cinnamon rolls are a favorite holiday treat, but the maple-infused pancake version below, from Nicole Washington—the talented mama behind the Brown Sugar blog—is a perfect Fall breakfast. It uses simple ingredients you probably have in your...

Classic, Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Maria Provenzano

Classic, Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Maria Provenzano

  We’re calling it now—pumpkin bread is the new banana bread. And besides the fact that it is a delicious fall treat, the beta-carotene in pumpkin (converted to Vitamin A in the body) is a true powerhouse vitamin. It boosts the immune system, promotes eye health...

Easy Honey Chipotle Salmon Tacos

Easy Honey Chipotle Salmon Tacos

Trying to change up your Taco Tuesday routine? Try these salmon tacos from Elizabeth Lim, the mom behind The Beach Cities Moms. Before having her 15-month-old daughter Sailor, Elizabeth ran a meal delivery business throughout Los Angeles. "Salmon has become a weekly...

Popsicles: Refreshing Recipes for Summer Fun

Popsicles: Refreshing Recipes for Summer Fun

    Popsicles are synonymous with summer, and for good reason—they’re refreshing on hot days, help hydrate kids and adults alike, and are easy to hold, even for tiny toddler hands. While we don’t judge store bought varieties, making them allows you to...

Homemade Dinners, Made Easy from Dream Dinners

Homemade Dinners, Made Easy from Dream Dinners

When I was growing up, having family dinner together was an important part of our lives. As we grew into busy teenagers with sports and jobs, it didn’t always happen every day, but we did always get that chance at least a few nights a week. I definitely didn’t...

Watermelon Fireworks for the 4th

Watermelon Fireworks for the 4th

Fourth of July is right around the corner. I know it's not going to look or feel the same this year  But that doesn't mean that you and your family can't enjoy some festive food. This year take your watermelon and make them into festive fireworks! Only a few steps...

Patriotic Popcorn

Patriotic Popcorn

Fourth of July is right around the corner. I know it's not going to look or feel the same this year  But that doesn't mean that you and your family can't enjoy some festive treats. This year take your popcorn up a notch and jazz them up with some chocolate, festive...

A Go-To Blueberry Pie Recipe for the 4th of July

A Go-To Blueberry Pie Recipe for the 4th of July

  Anyone else baking up a storm this summer? We’re adding this festive dessert from Art of the Pie’s Kate McDermott to our 4th of July baking list. Her new book, Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want (Countryman Press) will be released October 6,...

Chocolate Dipped Watermelon for the 4th

Chocolate Dipped Watermelon for the 4th

This story was contributed by The Local Moms Network contributor, Maria Provenzano, Lifestyle + DIY Expert of Hallmark’s Home and Family and founder of From Scratch with Maria Provenzano.       It isn't summer until you have had watermelon!! It is one...

Easy 4th of July Recipes

Easy 4th of July Recipes

Credit: Freut Cake[/caption]   Need some ideas for your 4th of July menu? These options include something for everyone, from festive cocktails to savory sides. Hope everyone has a happy—and healthy—holiday this year.       Drinks Watermelon Mojito from...

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