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Embracing Rejection (Recipe – Taco Salad)

My photo of the Toasted Pita Salad that I wrote about last week was rejected by Tastespotting because of its “poor composition”. When I found that out, I was a little dejected and immediately felt a bit defensive.  Not that I think my photos are all that, it’s just, I was this close to submitting […]

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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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Keeping it Sunny (Recipe: Blueberry Sunrise Muffins)

Would you like to know what happened to me while I was at church yesterday? I was sitting in mass when my 3 year old told me she needed to go potty. I took her back to the ladies restroom, she did her thing, I bent down to help her pull up her panties and […]

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Hugs for Comfort (Recipe: Broccoli and Chicken Noodle Soup)

I know I have mentioned this before, but my seven year old is a great kid. He is extremely well behaved at school, he is a nice friend, and he has such a kind heart. There is one thing about Jacob that does not fit his normal personality, and that is that once every 1 […]

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The Facebook Conspiracy (Recipe: Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi)

A few months ago, I finally got on the bandwagon and created a Facebook account. After years of hearing my nieces and nephews talk about it, I just figured it was some kind of trendy kids site. One night, my high school friend Julie convinced me that it was cool for us 30 somethings to […]

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Late Bloomer (and Pumpkin Muffins)

I have always caught on to trends way past when it was cool to do so. I finally decided to grow my bangs out… just about the time that having bangs became cool again. You know that No-Knead bread that was so popular a year or two ago around the blogosphere? I am just now […]

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Win a Amazon.com Gift Certificate (and Black Raspberry Meringue Bars)

Please excuse me while I vent for a second. My husband has been traveling for just about every week since August for business. Most often, he leaves before we wake up on Monday morning and comes back on Friday evening. He has occasionally come back at 11pm on Thursday night only to turn around and […]

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End the Search Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a new post up over at the SC Johnson Right@Home website. Delusions of a Stay at Home Mom is my reflection of how I thought things would be once I stayed at home with my kids versus the reality of my life now. I’ve also included my absolute, all-time favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie […]

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Creme Brulee on this Cold Winter’s Day

Is it too early to say I am sick of winter and ready for spring? Because, I am. I am sick of winter and am so ready for spring. I already feel like I want to hibernate. Remember how I told you awhile back that we may get transferred to Minneapolis? I now officially know […]

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Blogging Friends – A Giveaway for You!

I started the Dine & Dish blog in November 2006. Back in my beginning blogging days, I was a very eager, typical new blogger. I cooked and posted on my blog almost every single day. I spent hours reading through blogs and learning the ropes, so to speak. I spent a lot of time networking […]

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