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Spectacular Ginger Soy London Broil

Spectacular Ginger Soy London Broil

| January 3, 2008 | 3 Comments

On New Years Eve, we had a fun visit from an old and dear friend of mine, and her family. Then we ate Chinese food (Shawn’s tradition) and rang in the New Year watching The Next Food Network Star (I think I want to be the next star!). On New Years Day, Shawn had to […]

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Fresh, Chopped Onions on a Weeknight

Fresh, Chopped Onions on a Weeknight

| September 25, 2007 | 3 Comments

No time for a full post this morning, but here’s a nifty little tip. If you have a FoodSaver or a similar device that seals bags while sucking all the air out of them, you can speed up your mid-week cooking. How? Chop ingredients like onions, carrots, peppers and potatoes or mince garlic over the […]

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You’ve GOT to be Kidding Me?!? (or How to Save Money at the Movie Theatre)

You’ve GOT to be Kidding Me?!? (or How to Save Money at the Movie Theatre)

| May 26, 2007 | 4 Comments

Cost of 2 movie tickets for Friday night: $22 Cost of 2 sodas, one popcorn and one nachos at the movies: $21 Total cost of my husband and my first night out alone in nearly a year: $43 Seriously. I mean seriously. WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH TO GO TO THE MOVIES?!? I thought […]

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Quick and Easy Chicken Tacos

Quick and Easy Chicken Tacos

| March 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

I held a mini-tasting in my kitchen for some family members this weekend. I test cooked about seven recipes for the book and several were clear winners, getting instant cheers. Meanwhile a few others are going back to the drawing board because they are just missing something. Obviously, it was productive. I wouldn’t want to […]

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Homemade Manicotti

Homemade Manicotti

| January 27, 2007 | 2 Comments

Will is a cheese-a-holic. He asks for it all the time in that cute little voice (“chhhheeeeesssssse”) and it’s always followed with a bit of gratitude (“dank you”) for his favorite food item . . . next to chocolate, of course. Fresh mozzarella is his favorite, but he’s not picky . . . he will […]

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Frozen Dinners

Frozen Dinners

| July 4, 2006 | 1 Comment

Fresh home cooked meals from the freezer? Ones that you prepare yourself and then freeze until you are ready to use them? Could this be real? Well apparently it is. I was leafing through the local weekly today and discovered two ads for local companies that provide this service. You choose however many dishes you […]

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