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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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I finally did it!

I know that grocery stores aren’t the most glamorous places to buy bread, but our Kroger bakery has the best rustic Italian Loaf I have ever tried. Since I enjoy baking bread, I don’t usually buy artisan or homemade style bread from stores, but I have yet to be able to duplicate the goodness of […]

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They say variety is the spice of life

I am so tired of making apple pies. My husband loves apple pie. Every weekend he always asks "are you making me an apple pie this weekend?" He’s even willing to do the daunting task of peeling and slicing the apples if I make the crust and pie. I usually give in to his apple […]

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Food and Wine Top 100 Tastes – #40 Southern Italian Wine

I will be the first to admit… I am not a wine snob. My husband and I enjoy wine, we enjoy going to wine tastings, and we have a nice collection of wine. We do not, however, have the faintest idea about what wines are better than others and why. I personally like to pick […]

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