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Kitchen Disasters Revealed

Kitchen Disasters Revealed

| April 21, 2009 | 8 Comments

A homemade hot fudge sundae. Sounds totally yum, right? Well, some times, things are not as good as they appear. Homemade hot fudge, delicious vanilla ice cream, some cookie crumbles. Except one thing … the hot fudge instantly hardened. And I am not talking in a good way. It became a supersized Tootsie Roll-like … […]

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Don’t Call Me a Foodie

Don’t Call Me a Foodie

| March 10, 2009 | 8 Comments

What is a foodie? When I hear the word, it makes me shudder a bit. Given the way the word is used, it isn’t exactly something I want to be called. It’s brandished about with contempt and even sarcasm like brat or WASP. It’s meant to mean someone who appreciates good food and drink. However, […]

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Retailers: Leave Our Holidays Alone!

Retailers: Leave Our Holidays Alone!

| October 2, 2008 | 16 Comments

I was appalled yesterday afternoon when the kids and I watched as employees at Target consolidated Halloween gear to make room for the Christmas decorations. I was annoyed today when I could barely navigate a cart through HomeGoods because of the plethora of Halloween decor. But Linens-n-Things? They’ve gone too far. Not only have they […]

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Outraged Yet? I am.

Outraged Yet? I am.

| June 3, 2008 | 3 Comments

We should be outraged. Gas has risen from the mid-$2 range one year ago to the mid-$4 range now. Ten years ago, gas hovered at the $1 mark. My, how things change. When I bought my car, $10 got me almost a full tank. Now, it gets me barely two gallons. Blame it on whomever […]

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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

| October 15, 2007 | 3 Comments

There are some moments in life that hit us by surprise. Sometimes those moments are as much a surprise to be a surprise too. Things will be going along all normal and then BOOM! everything changes. Okay, I am being a bit melodramatic. But this is serious. For as long as my husband and I […]

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Pet Peeves: People can be so irritating!

Pet Peeves: People can be so irritating!

| September 15, 2007 | 3 Comments

Okay. This isn’t about food. Don’t say you weren’t warned! Things that really, really irk me: – Fat, middle-aged men who park in the Stork Parking at the mall. Okay, that beer belly may look a little pregnant, but it ain’t no baby! So toddle your big ‘ol car to the back of the parking […]

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Fate Needed a Laugh

Fate Needed a Laugh

| August 15, 2007 | 3 Comments

Sometimes fate just likes to have a laugh at your expense. I mean, it must have been fate that I recalled The Terrible Chocolate Yogurt Incident this morning during the course of thinking on my way to work. And then I repeated the Incident with applesauce this afternoon down to the details. Surely I am […]

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FINALLY! A Real, Live, Working Fridge!

FINALLY! A Real, Live, Working Fridge!

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Here’s a quick recap, if you haven’t been keeping up on my refrigerator issues: my not-quite three-year-old fridge went on the fritz over the week of July 4th when I was away. First it stopped freezing and then it stopped refrigerating. We lost more food than I realized, including batch after batch of my homemade […]

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Oh no! Not again!

Oh no! Not again!

| July 22, 2007 | 1 Comment

Well folks, the fridge is acting funny again – the freezer is very much not frozen (thank goodness for the deep freezer in the basement) and the fridge is being temperamental. Let’s hope they can fix it (for good) when they come out on Wednesday. I mean really! This is just insane. In the meantime, […]

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Thank Heavens!

Thank Heavens!

| July 13, 2007 | 3 Comments

Late last night, on a special call out to our house, the repairmen from J&R Appliance in New Milford fixed my refrigerator. It was an ordeal – with a store that made promises they wouldn’t keep and a repair contract company who made mistake after mistake. But in the end, it was J&R who came […]

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