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Midwest Mommy

I was born in Belleville, Illinois. In case you have never heard of Belleville (and I’m guessing you probably haven’t), it is located in the southern-most tip of Illinois and is a bridge away from St. Louis, Missouri. My mom grew up in Belleville, my parents met there, and we spent parts of our summer …

Give Pork a Chance

It was a long time before I could ever bring myself to buy pork chops in the grocery store. I mean like YEARS. Let me explain… when we were kids, Mom worked at night. Many days I was responsible for our evening culinary delights (for awhile that meant mac ‘n’ cheese out of the box …

Bee-May-nah

 All kids make up words. As parents we cherish the inventive vocabulary and are so sad the day we realize they finally figured out that Dunkin Donuts is NOT called Choca-Donald’s, that flog is really just fog. My best friend Tara gave me a notebook when my youngest was still only 2 or 3. A …

Playing Dress-Up

 These are not apples.When we were little my sister Lindsey and I used to play dress up in my mom’s closet. We would put on her shoes and try on her jewlery and throw her purses over our shoulders. Mom always looked so pretty when she got dressed for church on Sunday, and my sister and …

Easy One Bowl Apple Carrot Muffins

Easy One Bowl Apple Carrot Muffins are a great morning staple to have handy! Make a batch on Sunday and grab one on your way out the door all week. Simple, filling, delicious. UPDATE September 2017. It’s been 6 years since I launched this site! This was the 2nd recipe I ever posted. I’ve made these …

Sugar Dish Me’s Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

A rich and decadent version of a classic favorite! Sugar Dish Me’s Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies have a few secret surprises that set them apart.Update September 2017: SIX WHOLE YEARS LATER! Holy moly. This is the very first recipe ever published on Sugar Dish Me. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies – still probably my boys’ favorite …