Author Archive | Alice Seuffert

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Find Your Own Happiness During the Holidays

For almost 10 years, I would spend days leading up to Christmas by cooking. There was researching, planning, calling stores, shopping, and of course cooking. It started by reading an issue of Cooking Light and talking about holiday traditions, and one of the traditions was the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Desperate to start a […]

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The One Thing I’m Doing Differently This Thanksgiving

Last year we hosted 12 people for Thanksgiving. This year our guest total will be 14,  all sleeping overnight in our house for several days. I’m not heavy breathing about it. Dare I say, I’m actually looking forward to it? I love to cook comfort food, so Thanksgiving is totally my jam. I love making […]

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The Bittersweet End of Summer in Minnesota

“I miss snow,” my son declared from the backseat. “Bite your tongue,” I thought to myself as we absorbed the hot summer day. It was only months ago that we were inside our house bunkering down because of the cold weather. Yet, here we were in the next seasonal change, I didn’t want to go […]

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It’s Okay If You Don’t Like the Minnesota State Fair

I’ve met people over the years who approach me in whispered voice, “I’m sorry but I don’t like the Minnesota State Fair.” I’m a mom who loves food, the Minnesota State Fair and all things Minnesota. But I always respond to the Fair naysayers the same way, “It’s okay, you don’t have to like the […]

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Helpful Ways to Take the Chaos Out of Weekday Mornings

You know calm and organized are not in your wheelhouse for your morning routine, but what just happened, will never happen again, you tell yourself. You had to tell your kids to put on their clothes, shoes, and jackets at least five times. You yelled. You were late to work. You didn’t have time to make […]

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How to De-Stress Your Easter Celebration

Sometimes when I get home from a vacation, I end up needing a vacation from my vacation. And holiday celebrations sometimes feel the same way. Preparing for house guests. Grocery shopping and trying to find odd ingredients. Cooking recipes I know my kids will never eat. Stuffing my kids into fancy clothes. Telling my kids […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Problems When Hosting Overnight Guests

Recently, we had a total of 12 people in our house overnight for multiple holiday celebrations. We moved to a new house this year and finally had the room to accommodate a big family overnight gathering. With each family member’s RSVP of “yes,” our excitement grew, but there was also planning and prep work that […]

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Fall Makes Me Happy to Be A Mom

We emerge from winter desperate for sunshine and warm weather because we know the depth and duration of winter. We celebrate each and every day of summer, treasuring it and maximizing it to the utmost level. And when the water is too chilly even for our toes, my favorite season in motherhood has arrived. The […]

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