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GIVE THEM FOOD...and other ways to cope with life

Aug. 19, 2010 2:57 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2011 9:43 am
You have to be a certain age to remember what a clothesline is.  I have memories of my 5 foot nothing mother standing precariously on a little platform my father had built her to reach the line.  Lugging wet clothes for 5 people was no easy task....then getting them up on the line was a ritual MORE
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Aug. 12, 2010 6:12 pm 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2011 3:52 am
This summer I had the privilege ...or the teach several Kids Culinary Camps.  These were 3 day long camps, 3 hours each.  It's amazing what kids can accomplish in the kitchen.  We made Stuffed French toast, Potato and Maple Bacon Hash and Cranberry Orange Scones for breakfast. … MORE
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Jul. 30, 2010 1:46 pm 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2010 3:45 pm
Nothing like your girlfriends, food and laughter to get you out of your own head.  My husband is a complete happy to be squirreled away with books, papers and his laptop and just emerge for food once in a while.....not me, I'm a people person and when I try to stay in the… MORE
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Jul. 24, 2010 4:48 am 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010 9:59 am
Ok, time to face the music....I kill every vegetable/herb I try to grow.  I need to just realize that this is ot part of my DNA and move on!  This morning I am pondering that part of my personality that simply can't remember to water my tomatoes.  They are truly pathetic.  I ordered one of… MORE
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Jul. 14, 2010 6:13 pm 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2010 3:57 am
I'm sure many of you have experienced this even earlier in the summer than I have.  Can we take ourselves back to our college/early working years when, free of the walls of high school, we felt our wings for the first time.  Away from home, coming and going when we pleased, knowing that… MORE
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Jul. 5, 2010 4:06 pm 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2010 1:31 pm
So, that 7 Day Kick Butt Summer diet was quite a ride....interesting comments...lots of great ideas and information....wonderful encouragement and support...thank you so much for all the input! Although things got a little off topic there for awhile, I think over all many were encouraged to… MORE
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Jun. 28, 2010 6:05 am 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2010 5:09 am
Just saw all the pictures of my college retreat and gasped at myself....Canadians in general are just slimmer than Americans (they don't eat out alot), so I felt I stood out with the "extra" pounds I've put on in my 15 + years here.  Time to take action!  I struggle with… MORE
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Jun. 26, 2010 7:19 am 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2010 12:26 pm
This past week has been a blessing of friends.  First, I held a  4 day pj party at my house.  Seven of my Canadian college friends...some we hadn't seen in over 25 years...came by plane, car, boat..well, ok, no boats...Ohio doesn't have much water!....anyhow, came to my house for 4 days of… MORE
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Jun. 22, 2010 4:48 am 
Updated: Sep. 6, 2010 12:16 am
OK, well, that was an interesting experiment....thanks to all who participated.  Although we live all over the place...we have one thing in common...we all want to save money on our food bills.  We were in AWE of some of you who seemed to spend so little and now we want to hear from you. … MORE
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Jun. 13, 2010 2:27 pm 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010 4:03 am
I hope you all had a great week and were able to keep your receipts !   Over 300 of you planned to take part in this reality check! You can follow my format below or do your own thing......... *Shopping for 3 adults...sometimes 5 when other kids are home from college *living in the Mid… MORE
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Loving life at 50ish. Kids are gone and I'm focusing on my career! I enjoyed running a chocolate truffle business for 3 years and now teach adults and children about chocolate. I also teach hands on cooking classes at a local cooking school and am writing my first cookbook! Please visit me at my blog
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I love to cook almost anything but particularly enjoy Italian. I have been studying Vegetarian and Vegan cooking for the last few years and love to make healthy meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
from scratch cinnamon buns on Christmas morning...they take forever but Oh! so worth it!
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landing my dream job as a teaching chef.
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when I was teaching myself to cook way back in college, I made these wonderful oatmeal raisin cookies for my roomies....only problem was I forgot the flour! The cookies became one big mass that overflowed the cookie sheet and made a huge mess in the oven!
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