Guys, today's theme is that of the wonderful cookie or Granookie as the down right delicious makin foodie diva Dala says. And you know something about today's theme? I don't mind it one bit. I'm seriously not "that girl"...
It's February and love is in the air! Valentine's day is right around the corner and nothing says love (to this dessert loving momma, anyway) like a plate full of sweet, delicious Valentine's Day cookies!  I love cooking, baking, and...
And just like that, it's fall. And while some are counting down the days until Christmas, I'm over here anxiously awaiting Halloween. I love Halloween. Not so much the blood, guts, and gore, but more the super cute kids...
These are the PERFECT no-bake gift for your loved one or simply for you! You may even have most of the ingredients on hand! I think the best part of these is the incredible perfection of sweetness, crunch and chocolate...
When you’re running around all morning, getting the kids ready for school, and trying to get yourself going as well, what’s your morning fuel? Smoothies are a great meal-on-the-go for kids and moms. Today we are sharing two nutritious...

Foodie Friday :: Wink 24

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Con Amore, Per Favore. A few weeks ago, the North Phoenix Moms Blog team was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to dine at the Wink 24, a new restaurant located in the Biltmore Fashion Park, and it is safe...
Mother's Day Granola and Melon The perfect dish to serve on Mother's Day.  Simple, delicious and good for you. INGREDIENTS Numbers correlate to layers of the stack starting from the bottom up. (1) Granola (2) Honeydew finely diced (3) Second layer granola (4)...
  If you are like me, then you are about to embark on the wonderful journey that is packing lunches EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I am a little concerned that my daughter will tire of her traditional and very loved PB&J sandwiches! I...
California Pizza Kitchen has a new menu... and it's not just pizzas and salads! North Phoenix Moms Bloggers were invited to dine at California Pizza Kitchen Biltmore to sample their #newcpk menu... along with some dishes they are known and loved for!...
Whether your little pilots are having snack time, a birthday celebration or going to see Planes in theaters these little carrot Dusty Crophoppers won't disappoint. This snack is made up of carrots (3 total - one whole, one halved...
What do you think of when I say the word "Thanksgiving?"  The turkey that's never done yet. Grandma's pumpkin pie. Yoga pants after dinner.  The emergency room.  I know what you're thinking- the emergency room?!  It's true.  And I'm...
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Easy Summer Entertaining

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With summer now in mostly full swing, it creates the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family.  When you have little kids, it can be so easy to get caught up in the hoopla of everyday life:...
I am a purist when it comes to my traditions. Especially holiday traditions. What makes the holidays feel like the holidays is different for each of us. So I was suprised when this non-traditional Thanksgiving side dish became my...
It’s almost here! Mother’s Day is our annual culmination of sleep deprivation, self-sacrifice and a whole lotta love. And really, what better way to celebrate us, and the super bowl of motherhood, than a Sunday brunch? Well, maybe brunch...
This post is sponsored to share about the Grand Opening of Jamba Juice in The Shops at Norterra in Phoenix, AZ. As a long time fan of Jamba Juice I was really excited to take a tour of the new...
It’s finally here!  Two Fabulous Days filled with Craft Beer, Wine, Craft Cocktails and Live Music along the Scottsdale Waterfront.  The CrushBrew Festival brings the craft beverage experience together at one event Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th. Your...
My family and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Islands at Desert Ridge on a Sunday, for some football.  Unlike most, I shockingly don't typically care for burgers but it is absolutely safe to say that Islands has converted me...
Between working, both kids feeling under the weather, teething, laundry, marriage, friendships, and you know… life… sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get certain things done—like baking cookies. I love baking and my three year old daughter...
There's no more intimate gesture than inviting someone into your home for a meal. And now that everyone's back from summer vacation and school is starting, you’re probably craving some time to reconnect with the friends you haven’t seen...
  Who doesn't love some Trader Joe's in their life? I find myself there at least once a week. With so many goodies to try, I asked my fellow contributors to share their fave things from TJ's and today's Foodie Friday...
Last week I channeled Ina Garten and made a perfect summer dessert: blackberry crostata. We had just visited Mortimer Farms and brought home some delicious sweet blackberries & strawberries.     This super easy and delicious free form Italian pie just screams...
If your kids are similar to mine, their two favorite types of chicken are either the dinosaur chicken nuggets that you buy in the frozen section at your favorite grocery store, or Chick-fil-A nuggets. I have tried offering several...
Every year I get questions like the following... "You aren't eating turkey?"  "What are you going to eat on Thanksgiving?" "Oh, are you going to have some tofurkey?"  The answers are no, a lot and no! ;)  I was...
Do you have any recommendations for preschools or daycares I should consider? Where are the best mommy and me classes in town? I'm throwing a birthday party and want referrals on rentals, bakeries, and entertainment! What are the best family-friendly restaurants in...
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the launch of our Neighborhood Groups! Our friends over at Modern Milk graciously opened up their beautiful space for our event, and it was so amazing meeting everyone and making new...

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