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Valentine’s Day – Mommy Style (Strawberry Shortcake Trifle)

Dr Laura Schlessinger wrote something in her book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands that really made me step back and think about the pressure I was putting on my husband to really do something outstanding this one day a year.  She said that a lot of the phone calls into her show were […]

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Menu Planning Monday with Reader Recipes

I wanted to start off by letting you know that I have a new post up on the SC Johnson Right@Home website. Does my love of black beans and my husband’s detest of them cause our marriage strife? Click to read my post and find out! Now, on to Menu Planning Monday (hosted by Laura […]

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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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Ahh Dammit (and a Funnel Cake Recipe)

Ella, my 2 1/2 year old and I were in Target the other day, enjoying a rare morning where just the two of us get to hang out. We were leisurely shopping when Ella all of a sudden burst out in a very loud voice, “Ahhhh Dammit!” Shocked, I looked down to find her just […]

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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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Game Day Meatballs

Are you still looking for a great recipe for Super Bowl Sunday? My newest post over at the S C Johnson Right@Home site is sure to please the guys in your house! I hope you will check it out. Thanks to you all for the suggestions for sharing some of your tried and true family […]

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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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Chance Encounters (and Baked Alaska)

I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a firm believer that every one you meet is placed in your life at that point for a very specific reason. We may never know what that reason is, but even those chance encounters… a small conversation with someone while waiting in line at the grocery store, a […]

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Dark Photos Photoshop Tip (and Thai Shrimp Linguine)

I’m going to preface this post by saying that I am just about the last person in the world to be passing out Photoshop and food photography tips.  That may be the case, but I am going to do it anyway! My dear friend, Julie Lackey, who is an extremely talented portrait photographer, shared this […]

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Falling in Love Over Football (and Grasshopper Cake)

I fell in love with my now husband at a football game. We had actually been friends for quite awhile and he kept asking me out but I kept saying no. I felt like he was just too serious and responsible for someone I wanted to date at that time. In fact, I recall on […]

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