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Oct. 16, 2012 6:37 am 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2012 6:25 pm
I am a child of the ocean. I was born in PA (shhh don’t tell) and moved to Cape Cod before I could walk. I was raised in the bay and cranberry bogs. I lived there for 20+ years among fishermen and cranberry bogs. When I was 15 I went to work for WHOI/NOAA Aquarium in Woods Hole, MA.  When I… MORE
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Sep. 18, 2012 6:41 pm 
Updated: Sep. 24, 2012 11:41 am
The other night I had no idea what to make for dinner and I REALLY didn't want to go out. So we fridge hunted.  I found one of the fabulous packages of Al Fresco sausages. We used the Sun Dried Tomato and Basil. I also found a package of pre-cut veggies from Trader Joe's. It had onions,… MORE
Jun. 5, 2012 6:31 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 7:28 pm
Tomorrow I am going to make lasagna. REAL lasagna. Not the kind that comes in a red box that just gets shoved into the oven. I am a little nervous. But one thing that makes me happy is that there will be friends here to share it with. Which in essence is the point of food to me. It helps… MORE
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May 26, 2012 6:40 am 
Updated: Jun. 25, 2012 10:52 am
Oh- My- Gawd- You're a REAL baker???  YUP!But you can't cook a real meal to save your life!I know... But I make some mean cookies and some killer cupcakes. Today I am in my glory and the depths of my fear... I am baking.... for a wedding! I am the proud owner of my very own cupcake business.… MORE
Wedding cake
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Cupcake Tower
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May 15, 2012 2:08 pm 
Updated: Jun. 14, 2012 4:28 am
In an attempt to become more "homey" I decided to try my hand at meatloaf tonight. By the dashboard light of course. I went with the Bacon Swiss Meatloaf. It was pretty easy to make. I swapped the cornflakes for Italian Bread crumbs and I used applewood smoked bacon. It is in the oven now...… MORE
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May 8, 2012 1:39 pm 
Updated: Jun. 14, 2012 4:32 am
Today I begin again. I learn to cook better. I learn to love what I cook. I reap the rewards of a healthy and happy family.  Today I failed. I had a pork loin in my fridge. I picked a recipe. Pork Loin YUM! I was ready to get my cook on!! I bought all the ingredients using the Shopping list… MORE
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Cathy Chace

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Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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Melrose, Massachusetts, USA

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