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Italian Beef

My family is not, by any means, Italian, but we do love a good Italian Beef sandwich.  Being from the Chicagoland area, and if you've ever been to Chicago, you'd know that Italian beef is a signature Chicago dish.  You can't throw a rock without hitting a restaurant or a…
Michelle Tucker
January 19, 2022
Northern Bean SoupEats

Great Northern Bean Soup

One of my favorite dishes to make whenever I have a leftover hambone is Great Northern Bean Soup.  I only make ham for my family a couple times a year, but everytime that I do, I save the hambone to make this soup.  I almost look more forward to the…
Michelle Tucker
January 7, 2022
Holiday archesLifestyle

Holiday Arches

Looking to add a little extra holiday pizazz to your Christmas decor?  Why not try some DIY holiday arches?Every year we visit the Willow Glen neighborhood in San Jose to see the Christmas lights.  It's one of those neighborhoods where all the homes go all-out with Christmas decor.  Some of…
Michelle Tucker
December 6, 2021
matching holiday pajamasLifestyle

Matching Holiday Pajamas for 2021

It's never too early to start thinking about your matching holiday pajamas.  I learned my lesson a few years ago when I waited until the last minute to find our seasonal pajamas. As a result, I ended up having to choose from whatever wasn't sold out.  It was slim pickings. …
Michelle Tucker
November 17, 2021
PointillismLifestyle

Rainy Day Activity : Pointillism

Pointillism art is a perfect rainy day activity. Actually, it's perfect for any day.   It's great for kids because it's a fun and unique way to approach painting. They like it because it's not hard to do.  Parents will love it because it only requires only a few simple materials. …
Michelle Tucker
November 12, 2021
Pumpkin barsEats

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a crazy recipe for me to post because I don't like anything pumpkin - pumpkin spice, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie, none of it.  My nose turns up to everything pumpkin except for one thing: these incredible pumpkin bars.  I know it doesn't make sense, but these pumpkin bars…
Michelle Tucker
November 3, 2021
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Best Spots to Relax at Disney

Disneyland is wonderful, but it can also be exhausting. Sometimes we need a little break from the crowds and craziness.  Let me clarify that I when I say "we," I'm talking about us as parents.  Kids, they're like energizer bunnies, they keep going and going and going.  I'm usually the…
Michelle Tucker
October 26, 2021
DyslexiaAdvocacy

Dyslexia Loves Company

School never came easy for my kids.  On our journey to understand why school was so hard for them, the day came when we finally received a diagnosis of dyslexia. It turns out that both of my children are dyslexic.  When we got this news, I assumed that all of…
Michelle Tucker
September 30, 2021
Disney Girl's TripDisneyFeaturedTravel

Disney Girl’s Trip

Disneyland without the kids? It just seems so wrong. At least that is what I thought - until I tried it.   It's so wrong it just might be right! I just returned from my first Disney girl's trip, and there is just one word to describe it: magical. Going to…
Michelle Tucker
September 20, 2021
Grilled PineappleEats

Grilled Pineapple

How do you like your pineapple?  Most of the time I just cut it up and eat it, or add it to a fruit salad.  My family loves pineapple, but the last few times I've bought one it's mostly gone uneaten.  Since I hate wasting food, I thought that it…
Michelle Tucker
September 16, 2021