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Secret Green Cupcakes

By josie milano

I'm always on the hunt to sneak healthy ingredients into my recipes, after all I do have a 5 yr. old, a picky 2 yr. old and a pickier husband. Last St. Patricks Day I found an extremely easy recipe from Roni's Weigh using a boxed cake mix and Spinach. Yup, you heard me SPINACH. The results were so g... Read More

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

By josie milano

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and being the procrastinator that I am, I'm still hunting down new recipes to try out this year. I love all things pumpkin, but I like to add a twist every year to my Thanksgiving table and instead of making the traditional pie I'll be making Pumpkin Cheesecak... Read More

Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake

By josie milano

Let's face it, we all need a little dessert in our lives. I have a huge sweet tooth which can take over my taste buds and before I know it I'm devouring a whole cake. Portion control has always been an issue for me and I am not the type of person that can be satisfied with eating "diet food" just so... Read More

Allergies at the holidays: Don’t let them get in the way of holiday festivities

By Kara Eberle

By LYZZ JONES for Smart Every meal is a challenge when you live with food allergies. And no time of year exacerbates these troubles more than the holidays. Eggnog? Not if eggs or milk trigger a reaction. Stuffing? Only if it’s gluten- and wheat-free. Cranberries? Sounds OK, but... Read More

Ugh — I knew this would happen

By Amy Gulli

(Noah, at a happier moment) Today when I dropped Noah off at preschool, he cried. Sobbed. Threw himself at me. Begged me to hold him. Wailed. "Don't leave, Mommy, don't leave! Stay and play with me!" (which sounds like "stay n pway wis me!") Bonnie, his teacher, said he threw ... Read More

Smart Mama: Kung Fu Mama

By Beth Vrabel

By BETH VRABEL “Remember to say, ‘Yes, sir,’” Benny, my 4-year-old, told me. “And bow, like this.” He bobbed, almost falling on his head. “Got it,” I told him as I tightened my belt. “Kung Fu Mama,” he giggled. We walked into Dover Dragons, the Tae Kwon Do stu... Read More

Paying with plastic? Understand your credit card statement

By Kara Eberle

By KATY CARPENTER for Smart Thanks to some new rules and regulations, your credit card bill has a lot more to say these days. Are you listening? The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 — aka the Credit CARD Act — took effect in stages this year, with... Read More

Smart Mama: Who’s the (real) boss?

By Kara Eberle

By LAURA BURKEY Smart Mama I'm a first-time mom. My daughter, Amelia — Mia for short — was... Read More

Green your gift wrap

By Kara Eberle

By CARRIE HAMILTON for Smart Beyond the feasts of food, hectic schedules and family visits, you’ll know the holidays have arrived when you find yourself standing knee-deep in a room filled with crumpled wrapping paper. Americans throw away 83 million tons of paper trash, including tissue... Read More

Catastrophe avoided

By Amy Gulli

Noah's first day of preschool yesterday went swimmingly: no biting, no tantrums, plenty of lunch- and snack-eating. Let's talk about how much more worried I could have been yesterday, and why. Our first try at finding new day care for Noah was to visit another in-home day care provider. Sh... Read More