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27 Apr 2012 Delicious and Easy Turkey Burger Recipe

I love this turkey burger recipe!  I modified this easy recipe from the Body for Life Recipe book.  There is not much prep time to this healthy recipe and they cook fast since you cook them on the George Forman Grill.  This easy recipe can be cooked on the stove or in the oven, but I would not recommend grilling it on a gas grill since ground turkey crumbles easily and there is no added bread or breadcrumbs to hold it together.  I like to eat these on a Oroweat Sandwich Thin.  Even my kids gobble these up!

07 Mar 2012 Toasted Pecan Pie Recipe That Your Guests Will Be Ooohing Over!
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Delicious Toasted Pecan Pie Recipe

 We made this delicious Pecan Pie Recipe from Martha Stewart that is to die for!  The presentation of the pecans on the pie will have everyone impressed with your kitchen skills.  The toasted pecans in this pie adds a delicious flavor (I don’t think I will ever make a pecan pie without toasted pecans again!).   The recipe is fairly simple and decorating the top doesn’t take as long as you expect.  This pecan pie recipe uses corn syrup to add sweetness to this pie.  I used the pampered chef chopper to chop the pecans used inside the pie, so that made things quicker.  This pecan pie recipe calls for a 9″ cake pan instead of a pie plate, so make sure you have enough pie crust!  Here is the recipe for the pie dough that we used for this pecan pie.  We hope you enjoy this pie as much as we do!

01 Feb 2012 Soda Stream Soda Maker Kitchen Gadget Review
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Here it is!  Tha Soda Stream Maker!  It is one of the top selling kitchen gadgets of the year!  It is so fun!  Watch us as we demo this kitchen Gadget!

07 Dec 2011 Pampered Chef Ultimate Mandoline Kitchen Gadget Review

We reviewed one of our favorite kitchen gadgets – Pampered Chef’s Ultimate Mandoline. We had a great time filming this review and we love this mandoline. The biggest plus to buying the Pampered Chef Ultimate Mandoline is the built in safety guards and the biggest downside is that there is only a small opening, the size of a medium potato to slice. If you are looking to slice something big, you will have to cut it into smaller pieces to fit it into the hole. Let us know if there are any gadgets that you would like to see on My Mom’s Kitchen Gadget Reviews. Enjoy the video!

07 Dec 2011 Christmas Traditions
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This is the time of the year when we are looking at our families Christmas Traditions. It is the time when some of us are going to make sure we keep the Christmas tradions of the past or start new one’s. This time of year is one that draw people together. With memories of our youth, family, loved ones that are no longer with with us and new one’s that are.  I feel bad that some traditions are carried out with more of a check list or things to do type of attitude.  Recently I took my family to go and see a Christmas light show.  This the same light show that I have seen almost every year since I was a child.  We got all bundled up, drove to the light show, walked around, saw the same  lights that I saw as a child.  It took about 25 minutes and then we were back in the car.  And, it felt good… because I could cross it off my list of things to do for the holiday season.  On the drive home it made me feel a little disappointed that I had viewed a fun holiday tradition as just another thing on my to do list.

So, now I decided we wont do the exact same things every year.  This year I want to mix it up!  I determined instead of seeing the same  zoo lights show we will take the kids on a fun train ride to the Polar Express.  And, along with the same cut out and frosted sugar cookies we will try some Apfel Streudal.  Not, that I’ve made Strudeal before but that its a fun tradional holiday treat and part of the holiday spirit it to enjoy things that are tradional not just for you and yours.  But, I have to admit the fruit cake may still be a thing I’m not quite ready to try this year!

No matter what traditons you may try this year.  No matter what weather and shopping the season brings you.  I hope that you and your loved ones remember this holiday.  Because this time, this holiday it will never come back but, you can always try and make it special and remembered.

17 Dec 2010 Kitchen Gadget: The Pampered Chef Food Chopper
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This is a new series we are starting called My Mom’s Kitchen Gadget Review.  Our first gadget we review is the Pampered Chef Food Chopper.  I must say that this gadget is useful and easy to use….but will it make the grade?  Watch our video to see…


14 Dec 2010 Learn how to make Delicious Pie Crust…
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16 Nov 2010 Thanksgiving Project: Pilgrim Hats!

A thanksgiving feast!Want to do something this Thanksgiving that is  fun and easy for your kids?  We will have 6 kids at our house this year and I wanted to do something for them that would be an easy project to make and super festive.  So, Why not Pligrim hats and Native American headdresses?  After researching the project I realized how simple it would be for the kids to make this project but also inexpensive.  One of the simple turn offs to great kids projects can be the cost.  With all the kids we will have this year, we needed a great kids project, like Pilgrim Hats and Native American Headdresses to let the kids run around in and something we could make at home with them.

I looked up the ideas on the internet of course!  I looked at first but she does not necessarily specialize in kids crafts.  I found a great website where they demonstrate the Pilgrim hats being made.  This is a great kids project with good reviews and we are excited to have our own little Pilgrims and Native Americans join us for this Thanksgiving feast!   Please check out our video and see us making the hats!  Another project our kids will be doing this Thanksgiving is Making Christmas wish collages and watching the new animated Christmas Carol.

11 Nov 2010 How To Make a Simple Fall Wreath
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We are excited to post our fall wreath project. We got the idea from Martha Stewart’s website and love the added color it brings. This project is simple and takes about 30 minutes. I would not recommend it for kids since we use a hot glue gun. Enjoy!


  • 13″ Wreath
  • 5 Vines of Fall Leaves
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon

  • 09 Nov 2010 Pumpkin Pie Potpourri
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    This is our first video!  This craft was super easy and great for parties.