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Achieving Balance

Everywhere I go these days, it seems like I run into people who are trying to find balance in their lives. I am among those searching for the perfect balance between home/work/family/fun. I have to say, I’m not doing such a great job of it lately. Work seems to be taking on a life of […]

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I Swear

  Pie Crusts… some cooks swear that lard is the secret key ingredient. Others swear that the secret ingredient that makes their pie crust outstanding is Vodka. Me? I just swear…  not just a little swearing. A big bunch of drunken sailor swear words come out of my mouth each and every time I make […]

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Spring Teaser

  One of the most annoying/challenging/predictable parts of living in the state of Kansas is the weather. People always say "If you don’t like the weather in Kansas… just wait!" It is so predictably unpredictable. One day this week we had temperatures in the 70’s. It was so lovely. Our entire neighborhood was out playing, […]

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Switch it Up

  When I was younger I used to always have the radio on. When I would wake up in the morning, I would listen to music when I was getting ready for school and work. I remember bopping around the house/apartment/room to the music. I would also always fall asleep with music on softly in […]

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Look Mom, No Hands!

As a follow up to my "Life is Short… Have Fun" post, I had to post pictures of us having fun! This is Kelly, thouroughly enjoying eating her cake with no hands. I hope everyone is remembering to have fun!    

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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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