Category Archives: Food & Home

Allens Scottish Shortbread family baking in kitchen

A Mompreneur and the Family Cookie Business

Laura Shares Her Typical Mompreneur Day I wake up at 5 am, and make sure that within that still block of time before the girls join us, every thought pertaining to the cookie business gets recorded in my planner. Something about early morning, prayer and copious amounts of cold brew coffee that ushers in a […]

Mom and daughter making soup

Three Hearty Soup Recipes

3 HEARTY SOUPS TO HELP YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THE WINTER Busy families need plenty of healthy soup and stew recipes to make it through the winter. This chicken or turkey soup puts leftovers to good use. The beef stew recipe is so good that it makes a tasty featured dish at any gathering. And, split […]

I (Heart) Pancakes

HEART-SHAPED PANCAKES: A DELICIOUS WAY TO SAY “I LOVE YOU” When I created this recipe, we were on strawberry overload at home, and I wanted to get creative on how best to use them all while they were fresh. I love pancakes, and we were eating them pretty regularly at the time. So with Valentine’s […]

Organized table with books and other decor

Easy Organizing

4 FUNCTIONAL & FREE OF CLUTTER HOME PROJECTS Our home is our oasis and personal space, where we love to show off our style, tastes and even family history. It’s our opportunity to create a place that exudes comfort and love, and one that displays our unique personalities and irreplaceable memorabilia. You want there to […]

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe

CHRISTMAS COOKIE COMFORT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY   Let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful. While you’re trying to be loaded with holiday cheer, you’re also faced with shopping lists that seem to get longer (not to mention more expensive) every year, too many parties to attend, an entire house to decorate inside and […]

Easy Roast Turkey Recipe

AN EASY ROAST TURKEY RECIPE & OTHER IDEAS Each year, our lovely staff shares personal, family recipes during the holiday season. It is a joy to share with CharlottesvilleFamily readers some of our favorite dishes like this Easy Roast Turkey Recipe with the hope that you and your family will enjoy them just as much […]

Harry Potter pumpkin pasty recipe perfect for kids and children's parties.

Harry Potter Recipes

HARRY POTTER-INSPIRED RECIPES TO MAKE WITH KIDS Cooking as a family is a wonderful shared experience for both parents and kids, some might even call it magical. With The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook ($19.95, 978- 1646040728, Ulysses Press, October 2020), your young ones will be eager to hop into an apron and work […]

Apple Fritters

Apple Fritter Donut Recipe

AN EASY FALL APPLE RECIPE One of my absolute favorite annual traditions that I have with my sons is our fall journey to a local orchard to pick apples. We’ve been doing this every September since they were toddlers, and even though they’ve now entered their teen years, it’s no less exciting than it was […]