Author: Amanda Stein

What Being a Mom Has Taught Me

I am not a morning person, but being woken up by an adorable little girl, with a huge smile, who pats my arm and says “hi mama!” makes it nearly impossible to be as grumpy as I’d like to be at 6am. Make believe is magic. Watching my children create...

Freezer Meals: Chicken Quesadillas

Busy days are made easier when you’ve got a stocked freezer of meals that have been precooked and prepped. One of my family’s favorite meals is freezer chicken quesadillas. I found the recipe online about 12 years ago and so I no longer have the original link plus I’ve modified...

What My Mother Taught Me
What My Mother Taught Me

My mother passed away in 2007 after an 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer. This is the memorial I wrote for her. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve held her hand. What My Mother Taught Me My mother was a loving woman who taught me many things....

Back to Running

For the first time in years I stuck to a New Year’s resolution; I wanted to start running again and finish a 5k. In the dead of winter I made my way to my local YMCA track three days a week. I downloaded motivating music and used the Couch to...

Coffee Milk Syrup Recipe

Coffee milk is, apparently, a Maryland drink that is well known, well loved, and has two store brands that people fight over. Being a Michigander and coffee lover I had to try this drink. So, I searched for this recipe, but since it was saved on an old laptop I...

Overnight Oats

On hot mornings, or even in the dead of winter, I love a bowl of cold oatmeal. Now, stay with me. This isn’t the clumpy, gooey oatmeal your mom used to make. This is overnight oats. The oatmeal soaks up the sweets and milk overnight and in the morning is...

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