Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. The kitchen has always been the center...
How many meals do you fall asleep dreaming about? As kids, my brother and I grew up eating my mom’s secret recipe breakfast casserole on holidays and special occasions; it was one of the few things that got a couple...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Are you on the hunt for some...
Chips with French onion dip. Homemade Alfredo sauce. Mashed potatoes. Chocolate cake with tons of buttercream icing. Am I making you hungry yet? Today is National Comfort Food Day and on this day, I cannot help but think of a few...
I love everything about the fall season: football, cooler weather, and above all ... fall recipes! I've been a vegetarian for several years, and I am always on the hunt for delicious new recipes. While there is no shortage of...
Holidays can be stressful for anyone. But being in a military family often makes creating meaningful memories a little more challenging. Going "home" isn't always an option. Your family rarely lives nearby. A holiday doesn't always mean a day off...
That's a pretty loaded title, eh? While this black elderberry syrup probably won't change your life, I do swear by it for curing whatever ails my family.  It is my first line of defense and go-to for just about...
Why is it that summer always has the illusion of time - no school, no extracurricular activities, more daylight hours - but there's still never enough time in the day?? Even in the summer a "quick meal" is the...
My children are competitive swimmers. This means that they spend long days at the pool, especially during swim meets. Weekend races can take all day, but most of the time my favorite swimmers are sitting pool-side snacking while they...
My husband just crushed his Air Force fitness (PT) test. He did so well, in fact, he does not need to retake the test for an entire year rather than the standard six-month requirement. He also recorded the lowest weight...
After seeing my OB/GYN doctor for nine months, I felt a huge void after I gave birth. I got along well with her and felt like I was getting excellent care. Then I had my baby. I saw her...
If you have ever been stationed in Japan or had a spouse deployed out here, then you probably know about CoCo’s (Curry House CoCo Ichibanya). CoCo’s is a chain restaurant specializing in Japanese-style curry. I was excited to try...

Military Lifestyle

Meal Trains and the Military: How Food Brings Us ALL Together

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In the decade or so since I’ve been a military spouse, it’s been difficult to effectively relay the ways in which our lives are...