Katie Reed

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Amazing and Inexpensive DIY Shiplap Desk

If you’re as obsessed with shiplap as I am (thank you, Joanna Gaines for filling me with the desire to move to Waco!), you may have wondered how you …

Woodworking

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

I know it’s not just my children who love Easter. Like Halloween in the autumn, it’s the one holiday they are guaranteed to get a ton of candy to …

Dessert

Easy Italian Easter Bread

Italian Easter Bread is an amazing tradition. Growing up in an Italian-American home, I lived for my grandmother’s homemade meatballs, braciole and …

Baking

Disney is “Coming Out” With New Beauty and the Beast Film

Yesterday, news outlets everywhere covered the news that Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast live action movie is going to feature its first …

Beauty and the Beast

Romantic Heart-Shaped Pizza for Two

When you think of romantic foods, you probably don’t think about pizza. Let’s be honest – you’re more likely to think of pizza as the kind of food …

Demi Moore

Free Printable Sight Words Flash Cards

Over the last week, I have been working with Dexter, who just turned six, on his reading skills. We have this great set of Lego Star Wars phonics …

Learning

What It’s Really Like Trying to Bathe With Kids At Home

This was it. My time to relax. The two older boys were playing video games in the play room (who knew they’d reach that age so soon?), and the baby …

Parenting

Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta

There’s nothing quite as delicious as a nice bowl of cheesy pasta. It’s our grownup way of indulging our childhood obsession with Mac & Cheese. We …

Food

Healthy Quinoa Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Now that we are firmly installed in a new year, I’ll admit that one of my big concerns is getting my health back on an even keel. I have been working …

Healthy Eating

Motherhood as Told in Lady Gaga GIFs

Motherhood is full of ridiculous scenarios you never imagined you’d find yourself in. You never would have know just how many times you would have to …

Parenting

How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your Newsfeed

Action Friday — Shy Person’s Guide to Calling Representatives

In the coming weeks and years you will be seeing a lot of requests to call your representatives about issues facing our country. But maybe, like me, …

The Crock Pot Recipes That'll Make Your Super Bowl Party Easy

Easy is good.<p>Super Bowl Sunday is the best day of the year to pull out your slow cooker. Even if you rarely use yours, this is the day to dust it off and make some of the best game-day foods.<p>The slow cooker is a master at making all of our favorite snack foods, and it’s a natural choice for dips …

Cooking

Best Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

I’m traveling to Las Vegas tomorrow but wanted to share this delicious Best Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheese Ball recipe with you before I head out. It’s …

Dessert

Smoky Paprika and Lime Broiled Shrimp

When I was a kid, my mom used to make Shrimp Étouffée, a spicy Cajun/Creole dish that was… well, let me say it was not something I particularly …

Cherry Garcia Fudge Dessert Recipe

Today’s recipe combines my most favorite sweet ingredients – cherries and chocolate. In fact, my go-to ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s “Cherry Garcia” …

Dessert

Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

Skillet meals remain a firm favorite in our home. I grew up in a really small town in NorthWestern Pennsylvania, and while we didn’t quite grow up on …

Deconstructed Burrito Bowls

It’s no secret that my hubby and I are both big fans of TexMex. I grew up on the Texas/Mexico border with a mom from the California/Mexico border, so …

Weight Watchers Pot Pie Casserole

This Weight Watchers Pot Pie Casserole was created after I saw how wildly popular my Weight Watchers Taco Casserole was! There are many options with …

Weight Watchers

Why I Won't Wear a Pink Pussyhat

Let’s start with the color. Pink symbolizes a social construct built on a cracked foundation of the misogynistic notion that women should be sweet and passive like the color itself. My five-year-old son’s favorite color is pink, which has caused extended family to fret over his nonexistent …

Vietnam War

Simple Vegetable Frittata

The first time I ever tried a frittata, I was living in England. There was a little cafe I went to for lunch quite often, and they had the most …

Breakfast

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening created last year by the death …

Same-sex Marriage

Forget impeachment: Donald Trump can be driven from office, but probably not that way

Trump’s erratic conduct could lead to his downfall. But impeachment is unlikely, and Democrats must dig in<p>Before we jump in, I’d like to preface this column with an “anything can happen” caveat. The last 18 months have been completely unpredictable, and even the most educated forecast could easily …

Why We Need to Stop Making Fun of Donald Trump

I know this will come as a bit of a shock to those who know my stance on Donald Trump. But on the eve of his inauguration, I feel compelled to speak …

Donald Trump