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Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Visit My Boys in Morocco

My recent trip to the US proved to be a very positive one for the boys as I was able to get several new things for them to try out. One of the things they most wanted was new books in English. I guess they really didn’t appreciate variety until there wasn’t any! Shortly before I came I opted to receive a new book series titled Travels with Gannon and Wyatt. What could be better for a duo of world traveling kids than an adventure series of boys doing the same? I was a little worried that these books might…

Caramel

Slow Cooker Caramel and Salted Ginger Cheesecake

MarocBaba looooves caramel. It’s his favorite sweet topping.  Honestly, I know very few people who dislike it! I’ve shied away from making my own because it scares me. A year ago I attempted to make it from sugar and well let’s just say what I ended up with was a hard, sugary mess. So I gave up. Then my mom told me she saw a way to make caramel on Pinterest (of course!) and we should try it. So, last week she and I decided we would do holiday baking early as I won’t be here this holiday season. At…

Dessert Buffet

Easy Holiday Entertaining Dessert Bar

After spending 3 weeks in the US, it’s safe to say I’ve gotten my fill of “holiday stuff.” Everywhere I went there was Thanksgiving decorations/food/music at every turn and then plastered in front of it all was the looming Christmas panic. I seriously wondered why every year this happens earlier and earlier.  I came at the end of October and there was Christmas decorations out before Halloween! My favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday that has really nice memories for me and I do love preparing all of the dishes for a traditional meal. Whether you’re entertaining…

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Carissa Rogers a Blogger and A Mormon Shares Her Basic Beliefs

Yesterday I shared a post on Carissa’s blog GoodNCrazy. Today’s she’s guest posting today as a part of our series of posts sharing our respective faiths. Find out more about the LDS Church or Mormonism from a Mormon mom! Hi I’m Carissa Rogers and I’m a Mormon. I’m also a mom of 3 kids, a wife and a blogger. I live in the Charlotte, NC area in the United States. I’m super excited to blog swap the next several weekends with Amanda here on MarocMama.com! Basic Mormon Beliefs First of all we don’t usually refer to ourselves as ‘Mormons’. The…

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The Mormon Muslim Mom Project: Week 1

I’ve always been a self-proclaimed nerd, I’ve rarely found a topic that didn’t interest me (not counting Math!) As someone who chose a different faith path than the one in which I was raised, I have spent considerable time learning about other faith practices.  While we raise our children as Muslims I desire for them to have the understanding of other faith paths.  Not too long ago I stumbled on Carissa’s blog, GoodNCrazy.  She had written a post about a topic I was always curious about in the LDS faith (you may be more familiar with the term Mormonism) and…

long layovers with kids

5 Tips for Handling Long Layovers with Kids

If you fly with your kids, and you prefer not to pay out the nose for airfare, chances are you will experience a long layover at some point.  Sometimes this is scheduled and sometimes it’s due to circumstances out of your control like weather or plane troubles.  A long layover can strike panic in the heart of a parent but it doesn’t have to.  We are budget flyers, meaning I almost always will purchase the cheapest ticket even if it means a layover, or flying out of the direct flight path.  To me the journey is just as much fun…

15 Minute Coke Chicken

#WeekdaySupper Coke Chicken and Twice Baked Potatoes #FamilyDinnerTable

Not only did I get to participate in a very cheesy #SundaySupper yesterday, but I’m also joining #WeekdaySupper this week! The theme we’re tackling this week is SUPER quick meals.  When we lived in the US I was the queen of quick lunches and dinners, but here in Morocco it takes a little more time and planning to make a meal. There aren’t the numbers of canned or boxed convenience items (let alone full meals) to shortcut steps.  I’ve managed to “speed prep” by doing a few things.  I like to cut and chop my produce as much as possible…

Cheddar Popcorn Soup

#SundaySupper Cheddar Popcorn Soup for the #FamilyDinnerTable

This week is the third in a series of events that has Sunday Supper joining up with American Family Insurance to gather around the #FamilyDinnerTable.  Today’s theme centers around our favorite food group – cheese! It wasn’t until we moved to Morocco that my boys and I realized just how deep the love of cheese ran in our veins. I grew up in Wisconsin, where we’re very proud of our dairy heritage. Did you know that Wisconsin is the only place in the United States that has a Master Cheesemaker certification? The University of Wisconsin-Madison operates this program for veteran cheesemakers who have at least…