Category Archive: Mommy Moments

With apologies to Forrest Gump, I don’t think Life is so much a ‘box of chocolates’, (although that would be totally awesome) but, more like an episode of “Iron Chef.” We get handed some weird and unexpected ingredients, others we get to choose, and ultimately we have to figure out how make something wonderful and sustaining from them. And, just as on the show, the clock is always ticking, and (at least in my house) someone is usually screaming in the background….


Heirloom Cooking

Heirloom Cooking

It is once again the time of year when we are giving thanks for all we have, and celebrating life with those we love. I find myself drifting off into memories of years gone by, being in the kitchen with my parents … Read more »

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Jenn’s Mock Crepes

Jenn Lownik sent us this recipe. It sounds delicious and I had to post it right away. I’m going to try this with Elisabeth. I thought of ‘Kids and a Cook’ this morning and wanted to share this! I made “mock crepes”. This … Read more »

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Coming Soon from Emmy!

New “Mommy Moments” writer Emily Lukingbeal shares her unique & humorous perspectives. More to come soon!

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The Power of Suggestion….

Just got the kids to agree we should throw away the rest of their Halloween candy! I suggested it and they just said ok!! No battle, no bribes, no tears!

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Kid’s Lunchbox Requests

The only downside to having kids try new foods – their lunchbox requests get complicated. I asked Ava what she wanted for lunch today and she suggested sushi. I did what every good mother would do and made her “mock … Read more »

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Should I be worried or just a curious child?

Kid quote of the week: “Mommy, what are the kids meals in jail like?” Should I be worried?

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Surprise Mommy!

Garrett: Hey Mommy, we got you a cake and it’s downstairs in the fridge. Daddy: Buddy that’s a surprise for mommy tomorrow…shhhh. Garrett: (quiet voice) Hey Mommy, surrpprriisssseee!!! Christmas shopping will be a challenge this year!

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Summer Time!

It’s officially summer at the Lownik house. Despite the cold, drizzly weather, Mark broke out the smoker for the big pork butt we prepped. (We had to add a little trash to the neighborhood! LOL.) The smoker kept dropping temperature … Read more »

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Brotherly Love

I love it when my brother visits! Love the visit and love his cooking!! Course One: Roasted duck with spiced mango chutney. Course Two: Steamed mussels and clams with shallot/leek sauce that was to die for! Course Three: Steak with … Read more »

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Super Sly Coconut Curry Shrimp

Call me a dork but I’m super excited that the kids ate and actually LIKED my homemade coconut curry shrimp! My super sly move was a tiny drizzle of honey on theirs just before serving so that first timid taste … Read more »

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