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    Slow Cooker: Chicken with Green Garbanzos

    by  • June 15, 2012 • Recipes • 0 Comments

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    Generally, for anniversaries and Hallmark type holidays,  Brad and I don’t exchange gifts. Not unless we become inspired by something in particular…like, say, a slow cooker. Many of my gal pals will (and have!) scoffed at the idea of receiving a slow cooker for an anniversary gift. That’s one of the few ways in which...

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    Lunch Box Lab 1

    by  • June 14, 2012 • Recipes • 0 Comments

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    Making school lunches can be a real chore. We’re faced with relentless food boredom and if you’re like me, you’ve got two (or more) kids with completely different palates. My oldest will only buy lunch if it’s “Macho Nachos”. Gotta love that name – sounds so healthy! My youngest won’t buy anything…which of course...

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    Pretty in Pink

    by  • June 14, 2012 • Recipes • 0 Comments

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    It’s that time of year when we start to see many of our friends and family out walking in support of breast cancer survivors and victims. They put a huge amount of effort into training and preparation for their various events. A group of moms from our school participated last year and we were...

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    Cookies and Moo

    by  • May 21, 2012 • Recipes • 0 Comments

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    Milk and cookies. Yum! We were recently invited to our neighbors for a casual Sunday dinner. I was in charge of dessert and wanted to hopefully make the adults and the kids happy. Generally dessert does that no matter what, but I wanted something with a little twist. I found this cookie recipe by...

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    Salmon Salad for Lunch

    by  • May 21, 2012 • Recipes • 0 Comments

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    Happy new year everyone! It’s that time of year when the gym is packed and everyone wants to eat healthier. Especially after the holidays when some serious detox may be in order! Eating well isn’t really all about cutting all sugar, fat, carbohydrates (fill in the blank) etc. out of your diet. It’s about...

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    Spice Grinders

    by  • May 21, 2012 • Recipes • 0 Comments

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    Grinding your own spices is certainly not necessary, but it really can make a world of difference in your cooking. I buy my spices either at World Spice in the Pike Place market, or at the grocery store. I generally buy them whole, but not always. When I buy them whole, I usually need...

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    Bye Bye Summer Tomatoes

    by  • October 10, 2011 • Recipes

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    Wow. I don’t know what to tell you, but it has been a seriously LONG time. Everyone’s busy though, so I won’t be making any excuses along those lines! I have lots of things stored up to put on here and thought I had better start with my most recent. I had a pint...

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    Celery and Feta Salad

    by  • May 18, 2011 • Recipes • 0 Comments

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    Ah, lowly celery…essential to mirepoix, holy trinity and soffritto (or sofrito depending on where you are). Never the star, always the back up. How did it come to this? Well, don’t feel too sorry for the lowly celery as we’re elevating it a bit in this post! I’ve been thinking about doing a salad with...

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    Citrus Flavored Vodkas

    by  • April 7, 2011 • Recipes

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    I love the idea of flavored vodkas, but don’t really love a lot of the ones I’ve tried. The flavor often is either overwhelming or artificial tasting. It is so fun to have infused vodkas or other liquors to make cocktails with. Especially homemade ones! It makes a HUGE difference, and really is very...

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