I recently came across a post on Facebook about a new dessert spot, Banana My Puddin' Kings Bakery. If you know me, you that sweets are my weakness. When I googled the address I saw that it wasn’t too...
July is National Picnic Month. Storied to have been founded by the American Bakers Association in 1952, National Picnic Month invites us to enjoy the great outdoors, summer sunshine, and of course, picnics. In celebration of National Picnic Month, here...
July kicks off birthday season in my household. Four of the last six months of the year are filled with planning, surprises, and of course, cake and ice cream. It's almost kismet that July is National Ice Cream Month...
  Family picnics and time with friends is the universal way to celebrate during Memorial weekend. The school year is drawing to a close and summer is so close we can almost TASTE it! Add children to the mix and it...
Over the weekend I stopped by Flava Filled Foods. It’s a ghost kitchen inside of IndulgeNPTs on North Main. If you're wondering what a ghost kitchen is, it's food prep operations with no waiters, no dining room, and no parking...
Fifty percent of the time my gratitude list includes "I'm grateful for coffee," or some variation of that declaration. Like many of you, it's my lifeline. Sure, the extra caffeine jolt helps me feel like a real human being,...
I don't know about you, but I LOVE Asian cuisine! It is one of my favorite types of food to eat. And, fortunately, here in Columbia, we have some fabulous Asian restaurants. Today, I'm going to share with you...
One of the things that I love about Columbia is the variety of local restaurants to try. Each has its own charm, theme, and personality. And while I would love to be a food blogger, I think this is...
I stumbled upon Blue Flour Bakery in Irmo by accident, and I’m so glad I did! What started as a stop on a whim for a coffee turned into a weekly favorite for my boys and me! I may...
I was born and raised in Western NY, and am as Italian as they come. In Rochester, where I grew up, there is a HUGE Italian community. There are plenty of Italian specialty stores, bakeries, and delis. There's even...
My friend's mom, Faye Howard Frost, who was like a second mom to me, loved for me to make her soup and cornbread. Any time her daughter Tiffany would attempt to make it, Faye would call me and say,...
One of my family’s favorite traditions is baking cookies! There's something so special about enjoying warm, freshly baked treats with your loved ones. It can get a bit tricky having kids in the kitchen, but I'm delighted to share a...
If you are looking for a locally-owned place to grab some delicious food and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere then check out Granby Grill! Granby Grill offers a wide selection of beers, burgers, and really good fried foods. So ... full disclosure,...
This past weekend, my kids and I planned some fun Halloween activities since October suddenly showed up! How is this month flying by already? I wanted to do something different than our usual pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving (to be...
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Let’s Hit the Trails :: Top 10 Kid-Friendly Hiking Spots Around...

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The Midlands is home to a surprising number of family-friendly hiking trails. This fun, inexpensive, and educational hobby is a great way to wear...

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