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My Spending Diet: Week Five

My Spending Diet: Week Five

| April 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

Sometimes you stumble. Sometimes you fall. This week was all about stumbling and falling in My Spending Diet. As I mentioned last week, it was the first time where my kids had to do the big weekly shop with me. It turned out to be harder (on me) than I anticipated. Add in an intensely […]

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Healthifying My Life Update

Healthifying My Life Update

| January 29, 2010 | 3 Comments

This week, I was featured on MomTrends as part of the site’s Fit Mom series. When I received the email from Nicole Feliciano, who writes MomTrends, that my profile was up, I was a little giddy. Not only did Nicole say some nice things, but it was an amazing feeling to show off my successful […]

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My 2010 Food/Life Goals

My 2010 Food/Life Goals

| January 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

On December 31, my mother eagerly asked what resolutions I was going to make for 2010. Honestly, I hadn’t even thought about it yet. Sure, it was New Year’s Eve, but I just wasn’t ready to resolve anything yet. I didn’t really give her an answer. Now, it’s January 15. Whew. I guess I am […]

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2009 Favorite Recipes, Blogs and More

2009 Favorite Recipes, Blogs and More

| December 31, 2009 | 8 Comments

The end is the beginning is the end … The end of the year is always an interesting time. People turn introspective, looking back on the past year. Evaluating. Discussing. Hey, I do it myself and usually I write about it too. But this year, I wanted to take a different approach. See, I could […]

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Food Trend Predictions for 2010

Food Trend Predictions for 2010

| December 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Usually, at the end of the year, I do a few year-end wrap ups. I really didn’t want to do days and days of that this year (there will be a fun list post tomorrow though!). So, this year I decided to do it a little differently. Every year, many publications put out lists of […]

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An Open Letter to Mother Nature

An Open Letter to Mother Nature

| October 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

Dearest Mother Nature, I am a big fan of your work–Brandywine tomatoes? Genius! Basil, rosemary and lavender? Amazing. Tulips, lilacs and forsythia? Lovely. So, it’s with the deepest appreciation that I write to you. Really, I think you are great at your job. But recently, I’ve been really concerned. You’re erratic behavior lately has me […]

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Goodbye, Gourmet

Goodbye, Gourmet

| October 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

The post I had planned for today on my canning activities over the weekend will now appear tomorrow. When I heard the news this morning about Conde Nast’s decision about Gourmet magazine, I was heartbroken. Gourmet is the apex of quality food writing – having lived, breathed and exuded all things food since 1940. It […]

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What I Did Today … Craftbar and Starbucks Via

What I Did Today … Craftbar and Starbucks Via

| September 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Let’s take a break from cooking for just one day. I really want to tell you about what I did today, but I will forewarn you — I was invited to this event, a product launch. It’s not something that I generally talk about on this blog, but it was a great event at a […]

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Are Melamine Plates Safe?

Are Melamine Plates Safe?

| May 2, 2007

As a mother of a young child, I am constantly on the prowl for what’s safe and what isn’t. In my house, we avoid partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and microwaving plastic. But until this week, I hadn’t given a thought to the melamine plates that my son eats from. After all, the […]

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