Child Labor (Recipe: Oven Baked Stuffed Squash Boats)

When I was growing up, I was convinced that the only reason my parents had me was to be their servant. I was the human remote control, getting up to change the channel anytime they wanted to watch something different on TV. I was their dishwasher and dish dryer…who needed to buy a dishwasher when…

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Why Bother Blogging? (Recipe – Italian Style Rice & Beans)

I just returned from the beautiful Canyons Resort in Park City, UT where I was fortunate enough to attend the first annual Evo ’10 Conference (Foodies – I know you want to think that Evo has something to do with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but it is really The Evolution of Women in Social Media)….

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Food Photography Workshop (Recipe: Mustard Dip for Artichokes)

I’m always a day late and a dollar short. Denise of Chez Us was telling me about the food photography workshops she is coordinating in San Francisco and of course, I wanted to get the word out to everyone because this is such an awesome opportunity. Well, a week passes and guess what… the first…

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Thou Shalt Not Judge (Recipe – Rib Rub That Rocks)

My husband came home from work the other day and said “Do you ever talk to Tabitha?”, referring to a mom we both know. “Yes” I replied. “Sometimes… why?” “I don’t know… I just got off the phone with her and she is kind of spacey. She just doesn’t seem to have it all together.”…

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Boredom (Recipe: Southwest Black Bean and Corn Dip)

Boredom… one of the many things that kids complain about during the summer months. When I was growing up, I said the words “Mom, this is boring” so often that my mom threatened to ground me for life if I said it again. Being the clever kid I was, I got out the Thesaurus and…

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Dinner Club #2 Rustic Italian (Recipe: Chicken Spinach Manicotti)

We had our second Dinner Club on Saturday and I thought it was another big success. The food that was shared was fantastic, the friendship was great and the conversation was the best! I love this eclectic group of people… there is never a dull moment. Dinner Club came and went and I was so…

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Blending In (and Monterrey Spinach Artichoke Dip)

I have always been one of those people who blends in pretty easily. I don’t stand out in a crowd with my looks or personality. In high school, I wasn’t one of the most popular people, but I also wasn’t in the least popular group either. I was just kind of average, moving along happy…

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The Joy of Bread (and Buttermilk Dinner Rolls)

Quick note… if you missed this post and are a parent, head over to it now for the chance to win the parenting book every parent in this age of “Extreme Parenting” needs to read. I think I was in about the 7th grade when my mom discovered the joy of making homemade bread. She…

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Paybacks

My grade school friend, Jennifer Treiber, was the daughter of our school cafeteria cook. You know how most people complain about school food? Well, I cannot relate to such nonsense. Our school cafeteria had the best food. Poor Boy sandwiches that I have never had anything compare to. Chicken Supreme that was too good to…

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