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A Little Me Time

For so many people, cooking dinner is just another chore added to their long list of to-do’s during the day. I enjoy cooking dinner. Let me rephrase that… I enjoy cooking dinner if I don’t have three children under my feet bugging me to do things for them while I am trying to navigate the […]

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Wrapped in Comfort

   There are a few foods that I think of that I equate to the word comfort. My mom’s homemade Mac & Cheese is one.Her homemade chicken and noodles are another. Add to that her homemade spaghetti and meatballs and I am transported back to the days where home was comfort…sitting around the dinner table […]

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Stealing Chocolate

I cannot seem to get my mind off of the Double Layer Chocolate Cake I made this past weekend. Maybe it’s PMS. Maybe it is finally finding a chocolate cake worthy of gaining a couple of pounds. Maybe it is the fact that it is so much like the Ba Da Bing I thought I’d […]

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Caught Chocolate Handed

I was upstairs putting Ella down for her nap yesterday morning. I knew Kelly was downstairs, but I just assumed that she was watching Noggin or playing with her baby dolls. As I came downstairs I looked over into the kitchen and saw this:   I snuck back upstairs and grabbed my camera to snap […]

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Menu Planning Monday

Remember when I wrote out some of my goals for 2007? The very first thing on my list was to create a menu plan twice a month. Well, the first half of January was great. I made the plan, followed it with very little deviation, and I felt great. We saved money, ate out less, […]

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Rich and Delicious

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "Rich and Delicious"? Well… yes, Dr McDreamy, my favorite Grey’s Anatomy surgeon is what comes to mind first with me too. OK…let’s try this again. Let’s add the word chocolate? Now what? Right… that would go well with Dr McDreamy too, […]

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Food and Wine Top 100 Tastes – #65 Freeze Dried Flavors

When I decided to undertake the Food and Wine 100 Tastes to Try in 2007 challenge, I didn’t anticipate how hard it would be to obtain some of the items. Maple Flakes, for one, aren’t found in the US. They are sold only out of Canada and they don’t have an online store. Some wines, […]

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Snicker What??

Have you ever heard a 3 year old say "Snickerdoodle"? Apparently, it is the funniest word in the English language because when I made Snickerdoodles today and mentioned the name of the cookie to Kelly, she went off in a fit of giggles. Then she tried to repeat the name…"Schneekerdoodie", in a high pitched voice, […]

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Happy Birthday Kansas!

In case you missed the news, the great state of Kansas turned 146 yesterday. That’s really not very old… I hear that 146 is the new 30, so Kansas is still a young spring chicken. My son came home from school pumped full of Kansas information. He quizzed us all on what the state flower […]

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Meet Daredevil and Chicken Little

We went to a birthday party on Saturday afternoon for our old neighbors daughter who was turning one. The birthday party was at a fun little place called The Elite Gym. The Elite Gym is full of trampolines, inflatables, slides, big rope swings, foam pits to jump into, etc. Anything a child would need to […]

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