Category Archives: Holidays

Cold Cookie Spree

Apparently, being cooped up due to knock-you-on-your-butt cold makes me bake. Hey, it’s better than bitch, right? I can’t be too much of a weather whiner. I was born and raised in Boston (well, a suburb a half-hour from the … Continue reading

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5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season moms consider candy canes a viable breakfast option. Empty calories are no longer on our naughty list. Kids enjoy a prolonged sugar high knowing we’re feeling pretty damn good, too. Our oversized sweaters give us away. They … Continue reading

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Quinoa Crack

Guaranteed the only place you will find quinoa and crack in the same sentence is right here. Do a quinoa and crack search on Google and Mommy Dish will own it. YES! Anyway… Have you ever tried a dish at … Continue reading

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I just survived a one-two-three punch Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas–without my mom. She was my right hand in the kitchen, my gimmel, my Santa Claus. She was my best friend, my mentor, my miracle. She was the curve of my … Continue reading

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Bitchslapped by the Bird

I am the turkey this Thanksgiving. Put the fork in me. I am done. I needed an emergency root canal today. It’s the Super Bowl for home cooks—a beautiful day when everyone collectively ignores their diets—and I am looped up … Continue reading

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Bye Bye, Baby

You know something major is happening in my life when I don’t sleep all night, and I break out my cookie cutters at the crack of dawn. Oh, and when I make sure my makeup is prom-perfect before I leave … Continue reading

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As a Mommy, I’d give my life for my child. No hesitation. That doesn’t make me special…ask any Mommy, and I guarantee she’d do the same. But would you give your life for a total stranger? For your country? Most … Continue reading

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Naked Nightmare, Anyone?

Have you ever had that naked girl dream nightmare? The one where you’re standing there in the flesh under fluorescent lights while everyone around you is decked out in haute couture laughing at your post-preggo arse? It can’t be just … Continue reading

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Eat It?

So what’s your strategy when it comes to eating during this time of year? Are you conscious of counting calories or unconscious from inhaling them? Inquiring minds want to know. Me? I am mainly passed out on the floor with … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

Okay, I am done tormenting you a la Ryan Seacrest. It’s time to give thanks! The winner of Mommy Dish Side Dish Slut contest is…Kim Checkoway! Her Butternut Squash and Apple Crisp capitalizes on what’s in season with a distinctive … Continue reading

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