Tips-y Tuesdays: Flying with a Toddler

I’ve talked before about flying with the Fudgelet. It’s never easy. It’s never fun. Do you ever enjoy flying? I didn’t even when I was single. There is always something to worry about, I feel gross before/during/after, there are so many lines and so much waiting around, and it takes so long (mostly because our trips tend to be cross-country). But, as the Fudgelet has gotten older, some of it has gotten easier. Thankfully, he is able to entertain himself a little and I imagine this will only continue. So, I can give him a toy, maybe provide a little demonstration/instruction, and then let him play.

How we all felt when we heard our flight would be 6.5 hours long.

How we all felt when we heard our flight would be 6.5 hours long.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Grilling 101

That’s right. It is early November and I am finally sharing what I learned from grilling this summer (for the first time). Haha. Well. Maybe you are still grilling it up, so here you go…if not, here are some thoughts for when spring comes.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Upgraded Macaroni and Cheese

For awhile, the Fudgelet wasn’t a big fan of mac and cheese. He liked cheese, but only cold/room temperature. Not hot. He liked pasta, but mostly with tomato sauce. Before I put all of this together, I tried making mac and cheese for him only to realize he wasn’t liking it.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Homemade Ravioli

I’ve blogged about homemade ravioli before, both successes and failures. I finally have discovered a few tools and tips that have helped make it fun…and create good ravioli!

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Grocery Organization

Buying groceries is a necessary chore whether you have a food blog or not. I actually enjoy grocery shopping most of the time, even with a baby. Toddler shopping has been even more fun because he loves to interact with everything and everyone around us. Besides, when I used to shop on my own, I would talk things out in my head. Now? I get to talk things out…out loud. People don’t think I’m crazy, just a cute mom who loves talking to her kid. 😉 It’s more fun to comment on how sweet the pineapples smell when you have an audience, than if you’re just thinking about it.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Homemade Pasta Tips with Bonus Chinese Egg Noodles Recipe

I am already at 5 different revisions on this post because it has been that many times I have attempted to sit down and start writing. Each time I get a few minutes in, the Fudgelet has woken up. Not sure what is going on with him lately, but it has made it difficult to write a cohesive post. Hopefully it makes sense and is readable, because I am getting tired of reading the same few sentences I started with over and over trying to remember what I wanted to say next! 🙂

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Perfect Party Foods for a Baby Party (with bonus Deviled Eggs Recipe!)

There are many posts coming about the Fudgelet’s birthday parties. Yeah, Mr. Party Animal has had 3 parties all for himself. The first was a family/July 4 party back in Maryland, so it was not super Fudgelet-centric. But, then K and I did a family party for the three of us. I made cake, and not just any cake. He got a Momofuku Milk Bar cake. But, that’s nothing compared to the party we threw for our friends to celebrate with us. Over the few years of living here, my friends are basically K’s friends. He’s been here over a decade and all, so I took on his group with him, and love them, too. After getting pregnant, I wanted to meet some other moms/future moms. I ended up getting my own group of friends. Well, even though some people were unable to make it to the party, we still had 2 dozen people! Eek! It meant that I needed to make large amounts of foods to ensure everyone would be satisfied. Not a big deal, since I had been brainstorming food ideas for a while.

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