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Three Cheese Sauce

Three Cheese Sauce

| January 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

[Image courtesy of Kraft Foods.] See the image above? That’s the macaroni and cheese that I grew up on. It was artificially flavored, dyed and full of preservatives – and yummy as can be. I cannot tell you how many times that was my quick dinner before swim practice or an easy lunch when I […]

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Go Forth and Vote

Go Forth and Vote

| January 5, 2007 | 3 Comments

I came here to mention that the voting booths are open for the Food Blog Awards. As a judge of this year’s FBAs, I am proud of the contribution I made and happy with our selections for finalists. I have no qualms about the popular blogs that didn’t make the cut. Just because a blog […]

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Catching Up, and an Easy Sandwich

Catching Up, and an Easy Sandwich

| January 3, 2007 | 1 Comment

So here’s the story. My house is a mess. There are Christmas presents all around and I am struggling to regain control of my lovely Cucina Bella. Seriously. This is such a huge issue. And I am tired . . . so tired . . . from a long weekend of traveling four hours north […]

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Healthy New Year’s Day Desserts

Healthy New Year’s Day Desserts

| January 2, 2007 | 4 Comments

I love dessert. But I am working on the healthier lifestyle thing, so dessert means healthier alternatives. That’s why I turned to Low-Fat Vegetarian Cooking by Jenny Stacy for our New Year’s Day dessert. It’s a handy book with quite a few excellent recipes. I definitely recommend checking it out. I wanted the desserts to […]

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Can You Feel the Newness?

Can You Feel the Newness?

| January 1, 2007 | 3 Comments

Will loves to say “thank you.” He thanks people for handing him things, and for taking things that he hands them. He thanks you for holding doors, opening containers and taking away bottles (baa-baaas, in Will speak). It’s the first phrase that he’s learned and he’s really taken it by the horns and used it […]

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

| December 28, 2006 | 2 Comments

Mmm, chocolate dipped pretzels. These could quite possibly be the easiest things I have ever, ever made. Seriously. And of all the treats I made to give away this season, they got the biggest wow. Go figure. How did I do it? It all started with a bag of pretzel rods (be sure your bag […]

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Missing My Baby . . .

Missing My Baby . . .

| December 27, 2006 | 1 Comment

This photo was taken last week, while I was still delusional enough to think that I could get it together and mail Christmas cards out before Christmas. Yea. Right. Nice try. Anyway, I love the expression on Will’s face as he checked out the little rock he found on our driveway of rocks. And the […]

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Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

| December 26, 2006 | 7 Comments

Looking for a lobster recipe worthy of your next dinner party? These Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms take less than 20 minutes to whip up and are an easy but impressive recipe. Guests will love the meaty mushrooms stuffed with buttery lobster filling. To make this lobster recipe a truly easy recipe, use precooked lobster. Many fish […]

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10 Things I Learned in 2006

10 Things I Learned in 2006

| December 26, 2006 | 1 Comment

It’s getting to be that time of year when we remember all the things that happened over the course of the year. Looking back moves us forward to the next year where there will be all sorts of new things to learn. Crazy, isn’t it? Over the course of the next week, you’ll see several […]

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You Know You’re Tired When . . .

You Know You’re Tired When . . .

| December 23, 2006 | 1 Comment

You notice that you’ve turned on the wrong burner, scorching a poor hapless potholder and failing to boil that damned water for your pasta . . . and failed to turn on the lukewarm oven (since there’s been so much cooking going on) leaving your chocolate chip cookies in disarray. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I […]

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