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Nov. 4, 2012 7:00 pm 
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012 9:07 pm
We don't normally celebrate Halloween at our house, since we don't have kids and we're usually invited elsewhere for parties. This year, I decided to spice things up a bit and make a couple Halloween treats and invite some friends over.  It really didn't take much planning at all, and before… MORE
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Sep. 28, 2012 8:39 pm 
Updated: Sep. 30, 2012 8:16 am
While I do enjoy eating outside, al fresco, the 'al fresco' I'm referring to is a fabulous brand of all-natural chicken sausages. They are gluten free, with no artificial ingredients, nitrates, MSG, nitrites or preservatives. And best of all, they come in a bazillion flavors! What's not to… MORE
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May 13, 2012 8:13 am 
Way back when in 2003, I had just moved to the US from Canada to live with my hubby (boyfriend at the time). Of COURSE, the week I moved in with him, his job duties changed and he began traveling all over the US on a weekly basis. (BOO!!!!) What's a girl to do?! I didn't know any body and had… MORE
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Apr. 30, 2012 3:48 pm 
I'm sorry folks, but if you try to feed me margarine, I'm gonna cringe. There is no substitute for butter. I don't care how much 'buttery flavor' you try and cram into your margarine....it's NOT THE SAME and I'll be able to tell! I grew up on butter. My mother uses it, my grandmother used it,… MORE
Ahhh, butter.
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Jul. 7, 2011 8:24 am 
Updated: Jun. 21, 2013 12:16 pm
....my pots and pans, that is. In fact, I'm embarrassed by them. I realized a few months ago that I bought my current set in 2002 from Target, and only spent around $60 for 3 pots, 3 lids and 2 pans. It's 'non-stick' and the insides now look like a cat spazzed out in them.  I also have a… MORE
New cookware set!
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I'm a 39 yr old foodie currently living in Aurora, IL. I'm very fortunate in that I have plenty of friends and family who will try everything I make, and I'm constantly using them as my guinea pigs! I was born and raised in Canada by my French Canadian parents. I grew up eating a lot of French Canadian foods, and I just love getting home to Canada to taste mom's delicious cooking. She has always inspired me to cook.
My cooking triumphs
Planning and making a 6 course meal for hubby's business associates who were in town on business. Not only was this the most time-consuming meal I've ever made, it was my first time meeting all of them! Stressful day, but a huge success!
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Hmm...how about reaching into the oven to take out the Thanksgiving turkey and having the pan collapse, dumping the turkey and scorching liquids onto my bare feet. YEEEE-OUCH!
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