Archive | January, 2010

Budget-Friendly Birthday Tips

 Shop the Dollar Stores: You can find great deals on toys and candies here, whether your goody bag budget is 50¢ a child or higher. Many times you can get 6 items in one package averaging only 16¢ per child. Think outside of the toy box: Tired of receiving junky trinkets that break when your child looks […]

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Barefoot Bloggers: Shrimp Bisque

I suppose that I would be designated a foodie. I love to cook. I can’t buy enough cookbooks. I have a blog about cooking. I also have a website about cooking. But, what is the definition of a foodie? I don’t consider myself a gourmet. I like to prepare REAL meals, with REAL ingredients I […]

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Daring Cooks: Chicken Satay

I’ve joined another group of cooking bloggers! Am I nuts? This one is The Daring Kitchen. I should have known I was getting myself into the thick of things, just by the title’s name! I joined in October, but was unable to participate those final months of 2009. What was I thinking with the holidays […]

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Ina’s Indonesian Ginger Chicken

I’m excited for this installment of the Barefoot Bloggers challenge because it’s an easy, delicious family friendly recipe. And if it couldn’t get any sweeter, it’s easy on the wallet, too! If you don’t remember, Barefoot Bloggers are all about the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten, and her terrific recipes. Some of her recipes are […]

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Paymon’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Well two out of three kids are off to school today! The professor has a fever, so he’s on the couch catching up his favorite dinosaur shows that his brother and sister hate to watch. It’s no fun being sick. Middle Child wanted to stay home and cried for 45 minutes today about missing me […]

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