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Archive | September, 2011

Pumpkin Comfort Food: Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese

It’s not quite October yet, but the pumpkin recipes are already starting to make their way around the web! And not to be left out, I have a slew of pumpkin recipes that I’ve made in the past and some new ones in the works, too. I thought I’d start off with one recipe that’s […]

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Love, Loss and a Nutella Pie

Earlier this month was my husband’s birthday. We kept the celebration small and informal, the way he likes it. We save the big, fun parties for the kids’ birthdays. His favorite dessert is tiramisu. I’ve made it several times for him. Haven’t posted the recipe yet. But, it’s his favorite. I didn’t make it this […]

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Daring Cooks: Stock to Soup to Consommé

Daring Cooks: Stock to Soup to Consommé

You know you are a foodie when you have 30 minutes to get the kids to school and you forget that you never photographed your son’s favorite Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup for the Daring Cook’s challenge and you want to pack it in his thermos to take to lunch that day, but you need to […]

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Slow Food USA’s $5 Food Challenge: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow Food USA’s $5 Food Challenge: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

If you haven’t heard, there was a foodie challenge this weekend. Slow Food USA challenged foodies to make a home-cooked meal that would cost $5/person or less. Over 30,000 people all over the country participated in this fabulous challenge. The premise is to show that you can make delicious, nutritious and healthy meals for your […]

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Chocolate-Chip Cookie Topped Brownies & A Giveaway!

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Topped Brownies & A Giveaway!

I don’t host too many giveaways. It’s not that I don’t love you. I sincerely haven’t had the time to work on them! Plus, a lot of the products and promotions that fill up my email box are not all items I believe in. I am very particular with who I endorse or support. For […]

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Winning the Lunch Box War

Winning the Lunch Box War

If I realized how many mornings I would be battling my kids over their school lunches, I might have reconsidered being a parent of three. Well, no, not really, but I certainly didn’t foresee the lunch box battles I have with the kids’ school lunches. It’s quite different from the dinner battles. My husband and […]

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I Will Never Forget

I Will Never Forget

September 11, 2001. I remember exactly where I was that morning when I heard about the attack. My husband and I were staying with at my brother’s house, having just moved to San Diego. Our oldest, The Professor, was only 5 months old. My brother woke us up with the sound of the tv. “A […]

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The Easiest, Tastiest, Healthiest Fish You’ve Ever Had!

The Easiest, Tastiest, Healthiest Fish You’ve Ever Had!

Yes, I really mean it. I’ve made salmon in dozens of different ways. It’s delicious and good for you. It is also my kids favorite fish to eat, besides fried fish and chips. Poaching and steaming salmon certainly is the healthier way to cook it, because no additional oil or fat is needed. But, unlike […]

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My Family Vacation Through The Eyes of Instagram

My Family Vacation Through The Eyes of Instagram

I am a former Wildcat. Arizona Wildcat, that is. So is my hubby. Go Cats! Boo A-S-Pew! Anyway, I have good memories of Tucson. I met my hubby there, although we didn’t reconnect and get married until 10 years later! I did my first load of laundry in the dorms there. I took my first […]

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