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red ribbon week for the weak

October 24, 2013

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Red Ribbon Week

It’s Red Ribbon Week at school…”To encourage Smart Choices, Good Decisions, and Healthy Lifestyles.” I try. I mean I try. Making an effort to extend the classroom world into our world at home, I’m always keyed into the curriculum, trying to build the bridge between school and home through themed projects and dinner menus. Johnny […]

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summer food obsessions

July 16, 2013

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Coconut Corn Soup

Roasted Peaches Split ’em in half, remove the pit, then, with skin sides up, place the peach halves onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. 20 minutes at 400 degrees, and you’ll experience true summer lovin’. I do this in my toaster oven, so I don’t heat up the whole house. One could add […]

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just psycho enough

April 6, 2013

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just psycho enough

Am I the only one psycho enough to bake a Whiteout cake after baking a Blackout cake from scratch, fearing that the dark chocolate cake will be too rich to take? Had I been a planner, I’d have baked the Blackout center (of very moist, dark chocolate cake made with Valrhona cocoa and strong coffee, […]

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you’ve got a problem

April 1, 2013

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“You’ve got a problem,” Phil said with the only tone one can use whilst making an accusation. Whether it was whispered or barked, there it was, judgment day in our kitchen, and once again, I was up for review. I can’t believe I didn’t take any pictures, not a single photo, via iPhone or actual […]

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new food favorites

March 20, 2013

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Some people say that playing favorites is a bad thing. They are not my type of people. What I have below are completely random, but honest, food thoughts, which I must document, or they will be gone forever. 1) The Almond M&M’s I purchased at the 7-Eleven before sneaking them into the movie theater use […]

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trader joe’s suggestions

March 14, 2013

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What to buy at Trader Joe

I threw the question up there on Facebook, then doubled back to the list the next time my house needed stocking. Based on the suggestions of friends, he’s what I plucked. Trader Joe’s Peach Salsa: I love sweet with my salty, or I’d never have married Phil. When he tasted this salsa he grunted and […]

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degrees of metabolic suckatude

September 5, 2012

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That Dr. Oz, love him or hate the idea of him because of the apple juice arsenic kerfuffle, is making me want to do something. I feel like upgrading my cabin to first class, or even business class, by way of supplements. I sat there watching a show of his weeks back, reaching for a […]

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balsamic watermelon with basil, crab “ravioli”, blueberry pie

July 31, 2012

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Crab Ravioli

Above: Crab “Ravioli” where the avocado serves as a pillow for the lump crab meat, with a stream of olive oil and shower of sea salt, capped with the optional grapefruit wedge. This is gluten-free, carb-friendly and a Weight Watchers Points Plus Pleasure. I wanted to marry crab with it’s pretty partners: grapefruit and avocado. […]

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