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French Toast and Ina Garten’s Maple Roasted Bacon

French Toast and Ina Garten’s Maple Roasted Bacon

| June 10, 2007 | 5 Comments

I was much more daring this week with my breakfast. We had Ina Garten’s Maple Roasted Bacon, hash browns, a cheddar omelet split between Will and Shawn, and French toast. Talk about carb overload. Secret of making good breakfast #1: Lower the temperature on the burner! You would think I already knew this, but the […]

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Ginger Soy Pork Chops, Mmmm

Ginger Soy Pork Chops, Mmmm

| June 8, 2007 | 1 Comment

Let’s get something clear – I don’t like pork chops. I purchased a large quantity when I was developing recipes for the cookbook and have several left over. I was dreading eating them, but knew I couldn’t put it off forever (much as I would like to!). But then I saw a recipe at Kalyn’s […]

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What a difference 5 years makes

What a difference 5 years makes

| June 7, 2007 | 2 Comments

No, I haven’t disappeared. Its just been a busy week. I had some work to do on the cookbook, which is coming along nicely and is due out in August (!). YAY! I cannot wait to see what the cover looks like and to hold it in my hands – a hard copy of a […]

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In My Garden . . .

In My Garden . . .

| June 5, 2007 | 2 Comments

See these irises? I don’t remember having them last year. I didn’t plant them. Yet suddenly they are all over my property (I am not complaining, just merely surprised). And you know what else? The strange “decorative grass” that my husband keeps trying to cut down beside my porch? Turns out it is another variety […]

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Sunday Breakfasts #1: Cinnamon Toast

Sunday Breakfasts #1: Cinnamon Toast

| June 3, 2007 | 2 Comments

Cinnamon toast anyone? Cinnamon toast happens to be a favorite breakfast for both Will and I. It could have something to do with the fact that I am a disaster when it comes to traditional breakfast foods. Pancakes burn, eggs dry out, sausage turns to rubber … it’s a curse. But one I want to […]

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In Bloom

In Bloom

| June 1, 2007 | 1 Comment

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Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies Revisited

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies Revisited

| June 1, 2007 | 10 Comments

Back in April, Kalyn posted a question to me here. I tactfully (or perhaps not so tactfully) ignored it because it wasn’t one I was ready to answer in public. But I think I have waited a sufficient amount of time now. So, the answer is yes, Kalyn, I am pregnant. Will, my sweet little […]

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Simple Roasted Red Potatoes

Simple Roasted Red Potatoes

| May 30, 2007 | 6 Comments

Well, not really. But geez would I like to – back to the city, where it’s safe. (If you just want to read about food, hop down to the Food, yay! header.) Yesterday afternoon/evening was, in a word, stressful. I battled bumper to bumper traffic to get to Will’s daycare by 5:30 (I got there […]

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Memorial Day Salads

Memorial Day Salads

| May 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

I can’t believe it’s Memorial Day already. Yea for warm weather, swimming and lots of beach time! Boo for overpriced gas and higher electric bills. Can’t have it all, can we? Tomorrow, we are heading to the beach for a family day and probably a barbecue. Nothing quite compares with sand, surf and family on […]

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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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