Add Balance to Packed Lunches and Snacks

Parenting, Lifestyle, DIY & Tips
(Family Features) When you supply your kids with nutritious and sensible choices, you’re ensuring a productive day in the classroom and beyond. It’s simple to make lunch and snack time fun by tossing in some new, wholesome options that add variety and appeal for your little learner.Add new foods to...

Shhhhh.....It's Time for Bed

Lifestyle, Home & garden
With family, work, friends, hobbies and more – we all lead busy lives. So, at the end of the day, when our face hits the pillow – we know what it feels like to be ready for bed.Our friends at Reliable Home Improvement get this. They want to ensure your...

Summer brings cookouts & alfresco dining! Is your outdoor space ready?

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Summer brings cookouts & alfresco dining! Is your outdoor space ready?We’ve all been looking forward to summer, and now it’s here! With the warm sunshine, comes the chance for neighborhood cook-outs, family picnics and romantic alfresco dining on your patio. There’s plenty of opportunities to be outside and enjoy your...

What does your dream kitchen look like?

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Let’s be honest with ourselves.  If you aren’t already enjoying your new kitchen, we all wonder what our dream kitchen would look like some day.Maybe it has granite countertops or a large walk-in pantry? Maybe it has a state of the art stove that will allow you to cook meals like Charlie Trotter or be finally big...

The After-School Childcare Dilemma By @FirstClassCare

Parenting, Lifestyle, Home & garden
Photos provided by First Class Care for Momma Cuisine.For millions of families across the country the after school childcare dilemma is something parents dread on a daily basis. What are the kids going to do after school until we can get home from work? Do we find an after school...

Create a More Sustainable Household This Summer

Lifestyle, Home & garden, DIY & Tips
Create a More Sustainable Household This Summer (via MarketWired)SOURCE: Unilever June 06, 2014 15:19 ET Easy Projects and Tips to Enjoy as a Family MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2014) - (Family Features) Just because school is out, doesn't mean learning has to stop. The summer months are a great...

12 Great DIY Greenhouse Projects

Home & garden, DIY & Tips
12 Great DIY Greenhouse Projects (via The Garden Glove)Greenhouses can extend your growing season, allow you to propagate plants from your yard, and the yard of fellow gardeners, and let you grow tender or delicate plants you might not otherwise be able to grow. I’ve seen lettuce and spinach grow...

DIY Alphabet Pillow

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips, Home & garden
DIY Alphabet Pillow (via Made From Pinterest)I’m back from CLAD&CLOTH to bring you a great home decor idea!  I found the idea on Pinterest and just had to try it! This is tutorial will show you how to make your very own DIY alphabet pillow!  This pin totally rocks and was...

Products for Great Everyday Meals From the 2014 Housewares Show

Lifestyle, Home & garden
The International Home and Housewares Show has grown to be one of my favorite times of the year. It is the place where buyers from retailers all over the world come to find new products to stock on their shelves. From the small neighborhood boutique and gift store to the...

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Names New CEO

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Daniel W. Dienst Named CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (via PR Newswire)Existing Board Member with Successful Track Record of Creating Value for Shareholders NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. ("MSLO") (NYSE: MSO) and its Board of Directors today announced that Daniel W....

Subscribe to 5 Issues of GEM Food Mag for FREE!

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Travel
GEM Food Mag is a new digital publication curated by Momma Cuisine. Creating GEM Food Mag is my biggest project to date. I wanted to give my fans and followers fresh new recipes, exclusive interviews, never-before-seen videos, food and family travel articles and so much more, in a fully interactive...

Momma Cuisine's List of Emergency Food Supplies

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Parenting
Images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is all over the television and internet. The devastation and chaos left behind, with people scrambling to find food, water, shelter and heat begs the question, "Are you and your family ready to supply yourselves with the basics, if an emergency of this...

Momma Cuisine on Dr. Bob Weil, "The Sports Doctor" Radio Show on @WDCBPublicRadio

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Parenting
On October 25, 2012, I had the great opportunity to come on as a guest on a "The Sports Doctor" radio show on WDCB Public Radio with Dr. Bob Weil. Dr. Bob is very passionate about fighting kids obesity and he wanted Momma Cuisine on the show to talk about...

{giveaway} Simple Pleasures Cookbook by @CorneliaGuest (Ends Friday, 6/22)

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Photos provided by CorneliaGuest.com I had the pleasure of personally meeting Cornelia Guest at Bloomingdale's in Downtown Chicago for an exclusive shopping event showcasing her line of animal free and eco-friendly handbags, hosted by Yellow Tractor.                            ...

{Home & Garden} Momma Cuisine's Favorite Picks at the International Housewares Show

Lifestyle, Home & garden
The International Housewares Show is a highly-anticipated trade show by industry insiders and the public alike. There, housewares companies big and small, showcase their latest innovations to department store buyers, boutique owners, magazine editors, newspaper writers, and influential bloggers, just to name a few, to spread the word and work up...

{how to} Pantry Basics for Great Everyday Meals

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Last night, A Savings Wow founder, Maria Ramos and I hosted our first Twitter Party together, named #CookingandCoupons.It was an hour-long party filled with people sharing their ideas in how to make food affordable. The two topics seamlessly go hand in hand, which is why Maria and I thought of collaborating for...

{entertaining} Planning Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Holiday
Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and many are in the process of planning to host Christmas parties in their homes for friends, co-workers and family. Some even have multiple events to cater to their different circles!With hosting any event in your home comes the pressure to create...

{home&garden} Tips on Finding a Fresh Christmas Tree

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Holiday
After the Thanksgiving celebrations, there seems to be a sense-of-urgency for the Christmas events to come, starting with Black Friday. People are buzzing about packing in malls and shops to get the biggest deals. Cars are zipping through town with trees atop, tightly roped for safe travels to it’s new...

Video: {knife skills} How To Cut A Bell Pepper

Lifestyle, Home & garden
Learn how restaurant chefs cut bell peppers quickly, easily, and with virtually no waste!

Free Kids Cooking Classes at @EatalyChicago, January 16-17, 2016

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Photo from Eataly.comLEARNThen, send your kids to school and let them take a complimentary cooking class! Launching January 16-17, Kids’ Kitchen is a full program at La Scuola, our cooking school, running until March 27. The classes are designed to empower kids ages 6-12 to cook and embrace Italian food and culture. Taught by...