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Mar. 16, 2010 8:35 pm 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2010 9:22 am
The hubbie and I are seeing a "health psychologist".  He prescribed a "diet program" not a diet. It is supposed to teach lifestyle lessons instead of "eat only cabbage for the rest of your life". There are 12 weekly lessons and I started us out tonight.  Write down the… MORE
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Feb. 9, 2010 9:20 am 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2010 6:06 am
In our quest to eat better I looked at the nutritional info for  a favorite restaurant. It was enlightening and horrifying. The other day I had a grilled bbq chicken salad that had a whopping 1060 calories.  For the day I had it that was actually ok because I had only had a… MORE
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Feb. 1, 2010 10:06 pm 
Updated: Feb. 2, 2010 10:15 pm
Did you ever cruise along, thinking you got this whole "adult thing" figured out.  We were in the zone today. Started the process of buying a new car, applied for an Amex(and qualified) , looked in the checkbook and everything balanced.  We got the tiger by the tail!!! Then I go… MORE
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Jan. 31, 2010 12:58 pm 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2010 5:09 am
In the last few months we have really started buckling down on making our eating choices healthier. Boy does that suck sometimes, LOL.  As can be seen by my picture we are both overweight.  We have two main problems.  What we're eating and how much.   Right… MORE
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I am 38 years old. I love looking at cookbooks and searching for new recipes to try. Luckily my husband likes more stuff than I do so I know if I would probably like it so will he. After his cancer diagnosis we are trying harder to make the things we eat a little better for us.
My favorite things to cook
My mothers veggie soup. I get requests for my lemon bars and macadamia nut cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my mother was alive we would come up with any reason whatsoever for a potluck.
My cooking triumphs
When I went to make my husband my mothers bread stuffing and he was EXTREMELY skeptical of it. I stuffed a 15lb turkey and filled a 6qt crockpot and there were no leftovers. Now we make a turkey so we can have stuffing.
My cooking tragedies
Hands down--EGGPLANT PARMESAN. The recipe called for the eggplant to be grilled on a standard grill pan until pliant. Seemed simple enough but we did not notice the smoke filling the kitchen,kitchen eating area,tv room and den(it is a very large open area). All of a sudden the fire alarm went off and the alarm company was calling to see what was going on. His quote to the operator "my girlfriend is just cooking." I could have just died--thankfully the fire trucks didn't come all the way to the house. What was really a bummer is the smell of grilled eggplant took forever to go away and the dish was definitly not to our taste. It's a couple years since I first found this site and the Eggplant Parmesan is still my biggest disaster....and one of our biggest laughs.
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