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Snow Day!

Snow Day!

| March 16, 2007 | 2 Comments

Once he got over the “ew” factor of the snow sticking to his mittens, Will discovered that he loved the snow. We spent more than an hour outside, marching around in it’s fluffy goodness.

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Virgin Pina Colada Protein Shake Recipe

Virgin Pina Colada Protein Shake Recipe

| March 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I gave you a primer on types of proteins. Today, I am following up with a little more info so you can decipher how much protein you need. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, millions of people around the world don’t get enough protein each day. Protein deficiency leads to a condition […]

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Types of Protein Supplements: a Primer

Types of Protein Supplements: a Primer

| March 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

As longtime readers may remember, I have been in a quest to shed excess pounds for quite some time. I managed to lose all the baby weight within a year of birth, but there is some excess weight (and a little back-to-work weight too) that has been plaguing me the last few months. With a […]

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This is Not About Food.

This is Not About Food.

| March 14, 2007 | 6 Comments

This was taken at about 3:40 a.m. the other night. And yes, that’s the dog behind the couch — Let me back up for a minute. 3:30 a.m. My husband woke me up because he heard a banging outside. Rather than lay there and wonder, I pulled on my boots, demanded a flashlight and went […]

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Thoughts Over Dinner . . .

Thoughts Over Dinner . . .

| March 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

This was my dinner tonight. Leftovers from a weekend of recipe testing – cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, crispy catfish, a roll and a small chunk of brie, with a Diet Coke and a remote (of course, the remote wasn’t for eating — it was just me for dinner tonight with Shawn working and Will turning in […]

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Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins, revisited

Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins, revisited

| March 10, 2007 | 5 Comments

So. It’s been a few days. This whole cookbook writing sure makes it hard to keep on top of everything. But the stress is worth it, even if it means I don’t post every single day. But I am working on balancing everything so I can get back to nearly daily posts. Anyway, since the […]

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

| March 7, 2007 | 1 Comment

On Monday, I sat at my desk after lunch wondering how I could have possibly eaten all that leftover (roasted) garlic that was with the roasted asparagus I ate . . . a few chocolate covered ginger mints and a cup of coffee later, I was dealing with a slightly better bad breath problem. On […]

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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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When a Blogger Becomes an Author: Cookbook on it’s Way!

When a Blogger Becomes an Author: Cookbook on it’s Way!

| March 2, 2007 | 3 Comments

I briefly posted about the cookbook I am writing this morning. But it’s all still a bit surreal for me . . . or at least it was until the publisher posted this today. Now it’s really starting to feel real . . . with a real deadline and (soon) a real bound book containing […]

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Random Bits

Random Bits

| March 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

On vegetarians: I have a new found respect for vegetarians who work in my office complex. See, I have been lax about bringing lunch to work over the past week and have had to use the cafeteria to fulfill that dietary requirement. However I had quickly learned that the cafeteria isn’t always a vegetarian-friendly place. […]

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