We are a family of surprising talents

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son March 1, 2013 Sponsored Post

It’s true. We are a family full of surprising talents. Take me, for example. I’ve discovered a talent for running, of all things. I’ve always been passionate about exercise, which began with me running cross country at the forever-ago age of 13 (thanks mom for getting me into this sport!). But running, I’m good at […]

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Pesto Swirl Bread

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son February 18, 2013 Bread
Pesto Swirl Bread Recipe

Having choices is a good thing. Like having to decide what kind of chocolate to have after lunch. Or what cookie to make with the kiddo on a snowy afternoon. Or what wine to have on pizza Fridays. Or which favorite restaurant to indulge in on date night. Choices. I love them. But I also hate them. Because it […]

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Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken, Pinto Beans and Rice Wraps

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 28, 2013 Dinner
Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken, Pinto Beans and Rice Wraps Recipe

Warning: by the end of this post, you will be drooling. When I stepped onto this stay-at-home mom path I went a little crazy. I decided that nearly everything we ate had to be homemade. From scratch. By hand. I spent hours simmering marinara sauce. There were endless experiments with new breads in my soon-to-be […]

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Peppermint Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 21, 2013 Dessert
Peppermint Dark Chocolate Truffle Bars Recipe

I’ve been a bad blogger. A very bad blogger. But, I’ve also been a good mother. A decent, although tired, wife. And a devoted, inspired freelance graphic designer. All of these things have all contributed to my bad blogger-ness. Yes, that’s totally a word. Then the holidays happened. Along with it came Influenza A. Nasty, […]

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Christmas Cookies, Desserts and Beverages

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son December 12, 2012 Uncategorized

I sat down the other night to make my Christmas cookie and baking list, and I couldn’t decide what to make. Wait, scratch that, I couldn’t decide what not to make. Over the years I’ve made some pretty fantastic recipes. Some are family traditions that began when I was a girl. Some are new. Some […]

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Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son December 11, 2012 Dessert
Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

There are few things in this life that I love more than baking with the kiddo. It’s a little piece of me, that I can share with him, and teach him to love. It’s a way for us to bond over a shared interest. It’s a way for us to spend some one-on-one time together. […]

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Thirty Days of Thanks

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son December 3, 2012 Uncategorized

{Taken from Facebook, each day in the month of November I shared something that I was thankful for, big or small.} Day One: Uplifting laughter with friends. Day Two: Days off of school, good school conferences and giant cardboard rocket ships. Day Three: Road trips, friends and hours of conversation. Day Four: All of the grandparents and […]

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Candy Filled Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookies

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 19, 2012 Dessert
Candy Filled Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

There is so much goodness going on in these cookies, that I couldn’t fit everything in the name. There’s candy, rolled up and hidden inside of these cookies. And even more candy on top, because you can never have too much candy in cookies. There’s a sprinkle of sea salt, because it’s my addiction lately. […]

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Sea Salt English Toffee Bars

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 13, 2012 Dessert
Sea Salt English Toffee Bars Recipe

Last week, it snowed. Yes, I’m serious. Snow. Enough for a mini snow ball fight, which ended with the kiddo giggling uncontrollably as a golf ball-sized snow ball found it’s way into the collar of his jacket. I hate the snow. But I love giggling 4 years olds, delighted at the very idea of making a ball […]

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Ninja Soul Dancing

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 7, 2012 Uncategorized

Tonight had the marks of a disastrous evening. I had two over-hungry, over-tired, cranky boys. One was teething something bad. The other was missing his daddy, something bad. And me? Well, I was tired. Overwhelmed. Just trying to hold it all together. The last hours of the day stretched before us, and I didn’t know how we […]

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