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TBR Challenge – January Book – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Title: The Glass Castle Author: Jeannette Walls Date Started: 1/4/06 Date Finished: 1/13/06 Genre: Memoir Rating: 5/5 Number of pages: 304 Reason for reading: It was recommended to me by my best friend Ami and I wanted to read it for the TBR challenge Blub from the back of the book: Jeannette Walls grew up […]

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Mandarin Pork and Wild Rice

Just a quick post today as I’m preparing for my Golden Globes party tonight. I just wanted to share this quick and easy recipe with you all. The source is the Jan/Feb issue of Simple and Delicious magazine, and it is exactly what the title of the magazine promises… simple and delicious. If you are […]

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Gourmet taste…such a waste!

This summer, my mom told me about her cooking adventures during the time my brothers were young. She told me about watching Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet, on television. As she watched his show, she attempted to recreate whatever gourmet concoction he was making and serve it as dinner for her own family. She would […]

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Ellabean

I don’t have a whole lot to say today, but wanted to at least post this picture of Ella. Can she look any sweeter? Yes – I can still say that she’s sweet even after several nights of being up for most of the night with her. This girl has me wrapped around her tiny […]

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Let’s Celebrate Food!

Jill over at Cookies in Heaven posted last week about all the incredible food related holidays in January. Did you know that there is a food related holiday for almost every day of the year? Yep!  If you love Milk, just down a glass today in celebration of Milk Day. Artichokes? March 16th is your […]

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Lemon Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My son requested pumpkin muffins as his birthday treat to take to school this past Monday. I happily made the muffins but felt like they needed something added for a festive touch. I decided to whip up some Cream Cheese Frosting, but when I added the frosting to the pumpkin muffins they just didn’t taste […]

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The Shoe Thief

If you ever come to my house, be forewarned… there’s a shoe thief in the midst. If you couldn’t guess by Kelly’s comment about Santa Claus, my three year old daughter has a thing for shoes. Not just a thing… a serious obsession. She will stop complete strangers on the street and tell them what […]

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The Skyscraper

My "baby" turned 5 years old yesterday (head over to our family blog for my reflection on the past 5 years). For his birthday he got to choose the place that we’d eat lunch at after he got out of school. He chose Winstead’s Diner, after hearing a friend of his talk about the gigantic […]

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5 Years – Reflecting

5 years ago today, I walked out of my plush office in Overland Park. I left my high paying salary, my clients, my successful reputation in the industry behind. I left it all to enter into a partnership that would take me on the ride of my life. I left all of that to become […]

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Food & Wine Magazine 100 Tastes to Try in 2007 – Taste #15 Aspen Kettle Corn

Kettle corn and Food and Wine Magazine. Seems like an odd combination, doesn’t it?  That’s what I first thought when I noticed that Aspen Kettle Corn was taste #15 in Food and Wine Magazine’s 100 Tastes to Try in 2007. What could possibly make something as simple as kettle corn so special that it gets […]

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