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It’s Hot. Bring On the Berries and Booze.

June 30, 2013
It’s Hot. Bring On the Berries and Booze.

In honor of the hottest day of the year (so far) and in defeating the tiny blog hackers (they must have me confused with someone more important) I am back on the blog, writing about food.  Because I am hungry. Today, my five year-old and I shared our first running experience.  It was really hot. ...
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Pig Meat and an Avian Scuplture

January 16, 2013

For the record, Monday night’s pulled pork turned out to be less than expected.  Perfectly tender, juicy, “pig meat” (thank you, Hayden) ruined by way too much paprika. And the CROCKPOT.  Once again, I am reminded that crockpot meals taste weird.  If anyone can offer up some good crockpot recipes I might be willing...
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Very Little Effort Will Hopefully Yield Something Good.

January 14, 2013

It’s thirty-five degrees and windy. I am wearing gloves with tissues tucked into the cuffs. Wintertime makes me want to eat warm stuff.  Food with lots of flavor- spicy, zesty, or earthy.  Last night I tried to make some Indian food.  I think I tried once before but put the results out of memory,...
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I Am Not Usually Long Winded, But This Is Important: We Have the Right To Know

September 13, 2012
I Am Not Usually Long Winded, But This Is Important: We Have the Right To Know

I spent my last year of graduate school interning with a rheumatologist.  Most of the patients I saw were referred for signs or symptoms of a rheumatic illness: joint pain, swelling, stiffness, headaches, vascular problems, abnormal lab values. Occasionally there was someone with a simple case of osteoarthritis, but most of these people were...
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Shrimp and Grits

August 16, 2012

The real reason I went to BlogHer12 this year wasn’t for the seminars, the free booze, or the hotel view.  Getting to see a handful of bloggers I adore was definitely a big draw, as was the free place ticket I got with miles, but the real reason was because I have family in...
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Mac and Cheese Is Sort of Like Mother-Son Therapy

June 26, 2012

I don’t know how you working moms do it.  And by working moms I mean those with a paying job.  Because we all know that we are all working. Today seemed like one long series of complaints.  It began with crying in bed (our bed, I might add) followed by verbal disapproval of the...
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Skillet Sliders

April 17, 2012
Skillet Sliders

I had a pound of good ground beef, but it was too warm out for chile, and I am so over pasta with sauce.  So what to cook to please a four year old?  Sliders. Why do they call them sliders?  Supposedly because they are easy to slide down an eating counter, but tonight...
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Must. Have. Eggs.

April 9, 2012

Lesson learned from Easter: Hayden only likes Eggie Weggies (defined as scrambled eggs). Hayden does not like hard-boiled eggs. Nor does he like egg salad. Fortunately, I love making and eating egg salad and am fixated on when I can get my next helping. Must. Make. More. Egg. Salad. – – – – –...
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Valentine Apple Pie

February 14, 2012
Valentine Apple Pie

For those of you who played our little game yesterday, the answer is APPLE PIE.  Yes, I know apple pie is not a traditional Valentine’s Day treat, but it could be.  If it had hearts.  So let’s make apple pie with hearts. 1 recipe double pie crust (No, pre-made crust won’t do.  If you...
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Everything About This One Is So Easy.

January 16, 2012

I want to thank you all for the outpouring of support you have shown me this week and since I began this blog two years ago.  Yes, I write for me.  But if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?  After abstaining from...
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It’s Almost Christmas. Let’s Make Red and Green Stuff.

December 21, 2011

Do you know what you are serving Christmas Day?  What about some apps to go with all that wine you plan to drink?  Now, I’ve got your attention. Ehem. I present to you, red and green foods. When you’re done perusing, head over to This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff and read about the...
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Blast From the Past

December 8, 2011
Blast From the Past

A lot has changed over the past year.  Well, actually, that’s a bunch of baloney.  The kind of stuff people write in holiday form letters. Aside from remodeling a house, not much has changed. Oh, except that I decided that I was going to be an eater instead of a cooker.  Because even though...
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Holiday Recipes: Cranberry Orange Bread

December 1, 2011

2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup oil (canola or coconut) 1 egg 2 cups cranberries, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped Preheat oven to 375º   Combine flour through salt and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine OJ through egg. ...
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Next Time, Let’s Hope It’s a Half Pint.

November 6, 2011

I can’t believe this is ours. It’s like we are living a life of luxury! It’s so awesome. We are so awesome! . . . . . . . . . . (Thud) Oh my god! What!?! What happened? (Scott is standing at the sink, holding his head.) Are you okay?  Is it your...
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