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Thanksgiving 2011 in Pictures

Thanksgiving 2011 in Pictures

| November 27, 2011 | 6 Comments

Ok. I failed at photos this Thanksgiving. I didn’t get any shots of Will and Paige together (sad, because they looked so cute). Nor did I take many shots of anything else. I was just too busy cooking and enjoying myself — and as a result, I just don’t feel too bad about it. It […]

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you ready for tomorrow? I’ve been cooking since about 7 a.m. today (not including the pre-7 a.m. breakfasts I made for the kids) and am all set for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. I hope you’re ready too but if not, here’s a quick, easy last- minute menu for what to make and serve for […]

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Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

| November 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Seven years ago, I hosted my first Thanksgiving dinner. Shawn and I were newly weds, and I couldn’t wait to play hostess. It was practically an obsession for me, and I wasn’t happy until I could do it. I devised an aggressive menu and tried my hardest to make it awe-worthy. In the end, the […]

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Pirate Party Food: Chicken Daggers

Pirate Party Food: Chicken Daggers

| September 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ahoy, me hearties. Today be buccanneer tide at me office. Me work shipmates an’ I dressed up like sea dogs. Thar be sea dog foods, games an’ treasure. It be a great, grand day. I’m a big, huge, gigantic pirate fan. After hearing legends as a child of Captain Kidd allegedly burying treasure off the […]

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Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

| June 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

When I read this week’s topic for Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011, I smiled. It’s a great topic, and one that we should all consider now and again. The topic is ‘What makes you happy?’. The simplest answer I can give is so many things … That little boy above makes me sublimely […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Healthy Living Tip

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Healthy Living Tip

| June 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Some days, the words just flow. Those are the days where I can sit down and write a post in minutes, and have time for edits and rewrites and rereads. Then there are days like today, where I sat down hours ago to write this and got exactly nowhere. My head is just filled. It’s […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Favorite Thing about Summertime

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Favorite Thing about Summertime

| May 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

Happy Memorial Day! When I woke up this morning, I heard the rumble of thunder and the tap-tap-tap of pouring rain. A cool breeze blew in the windows, cooling down the house for the first time in days. Now, it’s sunny and warm … That’s one of the things I love about spring: the contrast […]

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Easy Split Pea Soup

Easy Split Pea Soup

| April 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

You know how flavors can bring back vivid memories? Split pea soup is like that for me. One whiff of it’s smoky scent, and I feel the chilly spring afternoon air as I sat at my family’s wrought-iron patio set. My grandfather had returned from a favorite deli with sandwiches and soups, and raved over […]

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Planning for Easter

Planning for Easter

| April 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Shell shocked. That’s how I feel about April starting tomorrow (with the cruel joke of snow too). And Easter is coming too. Oh freakin’ my. Someone asked me today if I am ready for Easter yet. The answer is a big, fat no. I haven’t put a single thought into it at all. But it’s […]

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Homemade Corned Beef Hash (And Eating on St. Patrick’s Day)

Homemade Corned Beef Hash (And Eating on St. Patrick’s Day)

| March 9, 2011 | 3 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is next week, so it’s almost time to break out the Harp beer and slice the corned beef. Not kidding. When Foodily asked me what we’ll be eating on St. Patrick’s Day, I giggled. As much as I am a firm believer in authentic foods, I am also a full-fledged, card-carrying, head-over-heels […]

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