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Easy Pumpkin Chili Recipe!

This post originally appeared from The Local Moms Network. This pumpkin chili recipe from Chef Debra Ponzek is a classic fall dish, full of seasonal flavors like pumpkin and butternut squash. Like all chilis, it’s versatile and can be made ahead and frozen,...

Spiced Mulled Wine!

This post originally appeared from The Local Moms Network. Deb Ponzek is a mom, chef/restauranteur and author of several popular cookbooks including The Dinner Survival Cookbook and The Family Kitchen. This week she’s sharing her go-to fall cocktail for...

Chicken Salad with Apple + Almonds!

This post originally appeared from The Local Moms Network. We love a good meal prep session on Sunday—or Monday—to feel ready for the week, and we’ll be adding this chicken salad recipe to our regular rotation. “Chicken salad is our family’s favorite go-to sandwich...

Sleep Better Tonight & Every Night!

This story was contributed by our wellness columnist, Michelle Calarco. This post originally appeared from The Local Moms Network. What parent doesn’t want a more restful night’s sleep? And yet many of us are struggling to fall and stay asleep. According...

Meet a Mom: Soccer Superstar Alex Morgan!

This post originally appeared from The Local Moms Network. In 2009, Alex Morgan joined the US Women’s soccer team, making history as the team’s youngest player, at just 22. Today, at 32, she’s a three-time Olympian, having taken home gold in London in 2012 and bronze...

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