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meet The Vegas Mom

Hi, my name is Samantha. I live in Las Vegas now, but I'm originally from NY. I run a blog called "The Vegas Mom." Before I was a blogger I was a preschool teacher. I'm a mom to two energetic kids. I love to bake, write, and find family friendly places here in Las Vegas.

recent entries

Kids Books to Teach Important Themes

We love to read in my house. I especially love if the books that I'm reading my kids help teach an important lesson. Neon TIKI Tribe is a series of 13 books. The creator was kind enough send to my family all of the books, but not for a review. I choose to let people know about the books, because I really believe they're amazing. This series is great for young kids you have to read to and older kids who can read themselves. One of the greatest things about this book series is that they use a...

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Memorial Day is less than a week away! We love to BBQ at my house, and Memorial Day is the perfect excuse to turn on the grill! One thing we love to make is chicken kabobs. They're so easy, and always come out so delicious. They're the perfect addition to burgers and hot dogs. Chicken KabobsIngredients2 large chicken breasts; cut into cubes1 tbsp lemon juicegarlic powder; to tastesalt; to tasteadobo; to taste1 tbsp minced garlic1 1/2 tbsp sofrito1/2 of orange Goya Sazon packet1 tbsp of buffalo...

Dominican Sofrito

My husband is Dominican, and ever since we've been together, I have seasoned my food with this sofrito. This is my Mother-in-Law's recipe. She's from Santo Domingo. I definitely recommend making this for your chicken, beef, or fish recipes. It will elevate the flavor of your meals.Ingredients1 Green Pepper1 Red Pepper1 Yellow Pepper2 Onions4 Stalks of Celery1 Bulb of Garlic1 Bunch of Cilantro1 Packet of Goya SazonInstructionsChop all ingredients, except cilantro. 2. Slowly add ingredients to...

NY Style Pizza

Homemade NY Style PizzaIngredientsDough1 tsp Active Dry Yeast1/4 C Warm Water1 C Cold Water1 tsp Salt3 C Bread FlourSauce1 Can Crushed TomatoesSalt, to taste1 TBSP Garlic, minced1 TBSP SugarBasil, chopped extra small (optional)ToppingsMozzarella CheesePepperoni (optional)InstructionsDoughSprinkle yeast over warm warm water in a large bowl, or stand mixer. Leave 5 minutes to proof.Stir in salt and cold water.Add flour in one cup at a time.When dough is together enough to remove from bowl, knead...

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