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Ode’ to the Pumpkin

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I have a confession. I’m a bit of a pumpkin addict. Whether it’s a recipe for sinful, butt swelling cupcakes or heavenly aromatic candles that make me want to eat them, anything about, having or containing pumpkin is OKAY in my book.

Ripe for the season, I thought it would be appropriate to showcase some of the most divine, blissful, tantalizing pumpkin goodies I’ve come across in recent weeks. If you worship the pumpkin gawds like I do, hold onto your seat. This is going to be one hell of a glorious ride! Read more

Open Letter to OLD BAY® Seasoning

Posted on by Crystal in MommiFried Extras, MUDDies | Leave a comment

Dear Head Baytriots:

I hereby put forth my interest in becoming the Official Online Ambaysador for OLD BAY® Seasoning. It seems like a natural fit. I’m OLD(er) and quite sassy. I use OLD BAY® Seasoning generously in all of my cooking – from livening up crockpot favorites to masking several recent casserole screw-ups (let’s not talk about those). When it comes to cooking up the best, I’m proof that you don’t have to have crabs to enjoy OLD BAY®. OLD BAY® really is great on everything else – chicken, gravies, soups, casseroles, ice cream, steak. Okay. Not ice cream. You got me there.

Here’s what else I love about OLD BAY®: Read more

Sometimes you can’t make lemonade

Posted on by Crystal in MommiFried Extras | 5 Comments

Yesterday was hands down one of the worst days ever. And I’m NOT exaggerating. I can’t get into details, because some of it is extremely confidential, but it was baaaad. Think of the chances of an asteroid landing in your living room during the season premier of Weedsthat bad. At one point, I was ready to throw in the white towel and say screw everything and everyone.

I’ve gone into today with a clearer head – accepting the fact that sometimes life does indeed give us lemons. And the reality is, you can’t always make lemonade. Sometimes things are just sour. That’s life. Read more

The Things Tweens Say

Posted on by Crystal in Cadenisms, Motherhood | 3 Comments

While being an older mom has many advantages, there are also some drawbacks. The further away you get from your youth – the more distant you are to teen and young adult “lingo”. For instance, Caden walked into my bedroom yesterday to give me something I had dropped in the hallway. I thanked him, to which he replied, “No pra, bra.”

Whaaaaat? Read more

Crockpot Country Chicken Recipe – New England Style

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It’s September here in Maine and for us New Englanders that means crisp, cool air, trees exhibiting colorful displays of leaves and all kinds of yummy cooking! The other day I made my version of Crockpot Country Chicken – New England style. Give it a try. You’ll love it! Read more

The End of Halloween?

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My daughter’s Halloween costume arrived in the mail the other day direct from Carter’s. Since it’s her first Halloween ever, it was a remarkably difficult decision deciding on which costume to buy. I knew I wanted something warm since we walk in one of the local neighborhoods. But I also wanted something that represented her personality. In the end it was a choice between the flower and pink zebra – the flower won. It’s colorful, cute and cuddly – just like her. Read more

And the world’s largest penis award goes to?

Posted on by Crystal in MUDDies | 1 Comment

Yesterday, my best friend and I had a discussion about large penises and strange sex. I’m still trying to visualize certain “things” from our discussion. Here’s how it went: Read more

My Favorite Pins of the Week: Mom Madness

Posted on by Crystal in My Favorite Pins of the Week | 2 Comments

Pinterest is a haven for women and a true magnet for moms everywhere.  When we’re not busy working, cooking, cleaning, nursing or caring for our families, you can bet we’ve got some pinning action happening – by “we” I mean “me”. 🙂

Here are a few of my favorite “Mom Madness” pins of the week: Read more