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Marinated Grilled Chicken (and Will’s Big Day)

Marinated Grilled Chicken (and Will’s Big Day)

| June 9, 2010 | 4 Comments

Things change so quickly. When I was a young child, we had a television. It was a really big deal when my grandmother and I went shopping for a VCR for my grandfather … and that wasn’t a small, inexpensive present. Back then, there was no on-demand, no home computer, no iPods. Then, all of […]

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

| June 7, 2010 | 7 Comments

Today is Will’s last day of preschool. Ever. I can hardly believe it. You always hear people say that children grow up so quickly, but only in experiencing it can you appreciate just how true that is. It seems like just yesterday that I was uncomfortably pregnant with him and now he’s almost 5. Time […]

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My Spending Diet: Week 12

My Spending Diet: Week 12

| June 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

The hardest thing about freelancing is waiting for the checks to arrive … and this was one of those waiting weeks where it felt like they would never, ever come. Fortunately, thanks to My Spending Diet, I have money set aside in the bank for when the finances get challenging. Aside from this, this was […]

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Pork Chops, Marinated and on the Grill

Pork Chops, Marinated and on the Grill

| June 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Pork chops are one of those foods that elicit either really positive or really negative reactions in my house. Some recipes, like Pork Chops Saltimbocca and Rosemary Garlic Pork Chops are total favorites, while others fall completely flat — leaving us silent and brooding. And honestly, whenever I say we are having pork chops for […]

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My Spending Diet: Week 11

My Spending Diet: Week 11

| May 28, 2010 | 3 Comments

Before I launch into the My Spending Diet update, two things: My garden is growing! We’ve planted all our veggies and need to fence it all in (hopefully this weekend). Check in tomorrow for some pictures. Today is 30 days until I turn 30. Hard to believe it’s so close. I expected to enter my […]

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Grilled Marinated Steak Skewers Recipe

Grilled Marinated Steak Skewers Recipe

| May 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

Looking at this photo makes me wish I was making these again tonight. YUM. A bee has been trapped between one of my kitchen windows and the screen since early this morning when Paige and Will spotted it. We have no idea how it got into the house, and I have no clue what to […]

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

| May 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mentally, I am fully entrenched in summer. Picnics, beach days, camping, grilling … these are the things that totally fill my thoughts. But in reality, Will has a few more weeks of school. I have to work. It’s only May. That’s okay. Summer break will be here soon enough, right? In the meantime, I am […]

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Meal Plan for the Week of May 24

Meal Plan for the Week of May 24

| May 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Monday: Classic Tomato Spaghetti (from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals), salad with Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette, Italian bread Tuesday: Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers and Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries Wednesday: Grilled Island Chicken with wild rice and salad Thursday: Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Potato Wedges and corn Friday: Grilled […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Ten

My Spending Diet: Week Ten

| May 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

Another week … This was a hard one. As a freelancer, I don’t receive paychecks on a predictable schedule. So, sometimes I go for weeks without receiving checks. Other times, like this week, I receive several all at once. And even with the best efforts, it can be daunting to not want to send a […]

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Tuna Cakes Recipe

Tuna Cakes Recipe

| May 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

It’s been nearly a decade since I last ate canned tuna (and that was once … the time before that? About five years prior). I don’t eat it. I don’t like it. Usually the smell grosses me out, and honestly I would rather have fresh. But when I recently told you about the Salmon Cakes […]

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