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Life is Short – Have Fun!

  One of the most popular recipes on my site is a recipe I posted "way back when". Back when I was a newbie blogger, I posted a recipe for Oooey Gooey Monkey Bread. In that post, I encouraged people to get messy with their kids. Allow them to use their hands to eat and […]

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The Art of Procrastination

  I am not a procrastinator on all things, but there are some things that I procrastinate with until the last minute. Writing my freelance articles is one. It seems like my best written articles come to me when I have waited until the very last minute to write them. I do my best work […]

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Dine and Whine

  You all are probably starting to think that I should change my blog name to Dine and Whine instead of Dine and Dish, aren’t you? Have I been crabby the past couple of posts or what? Sorry to bring you all down, but thank you for pulling me back up. The comments on my […]

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Circumstances

  I am a person bounded to my life by circumstances. I was born and raised in a small Kansas town. Altamont, KS was a town of 1,000 people and it really was a great place to grow up. It is the kind of place where, as a kid, we could walk the streets past […]

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Rachael Ray 365 No Repeats

Have you ever purchased a cookbook that you absolutely had to have right that very minute? Nothing at all could sway you from not buying it. I do that with cooking magazines all the time, but rarely is it that a cookbook catches my attention so much that I buy it immediately without running home […]

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I Forgot to Make the Doughnuts!

  Dates sneak up on me these days. Is it because time is just flying by too fast or is it that I have really become that unorganized? Either way, I think I’ll lean towards the first excuse. Life is zooming by at lightening speed! Two of my favorite food bloggers, Peabody and Tartlette are […]

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A Chocolate Dipping Adventure

I was contacted by Hotel Chocolat a couple of weeks ago asking if I would be interested in reviewing one of their chocolate products. (Again, new bloggers…one more reason to have a place for your readers to contact you on your blog!) You may have remembered a post last week telling you how one of […]

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The Fertilizer of Life

  Vote for me in the Death by Chocolate contest   I had the opportunity to go to a half day retreat at our church this past weekend. Sister Charlotte White was the retreat leader and the retreat was entitled "Stardust and Pig Wallows." This retreat came at such a good time for me. I […]

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A Cup of Comfort

Don’t forget to head over to Hotel Chocolat to enter to win a selection of chocolate from their luxury collection. One of my readers is guaranteed to win! Enter to win by going HERE. The other day, I made no secret of the fact that winter depresses me. I have never understood how people in […]

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Win a Luxury Chocolate Gift!

OK – if you have been thinking about blogging and have yet to do so… let me give you one good reason to start. Amazing opportunities fall into your lap if you devote yourself to your blog. Amazing opportunities? Oh surely you think I am talking about book deals, travel adventures, hob nobbing with the […]

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