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

 
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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Jun. 6, 2010 4:06 am 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010 9:24 am
If you're joining us for our Food Bill Reality Check....put a ziploc bag in your purse or car labelled food receipts and put all grocery and eating out bills into it for 7 days. You've all given me great feedback on what you THINK you spend...so now lets do this experiment and let the… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 3, 2010 2:12 pm 
Updated: Jun. 28, 2010 3:43 pm
Not literally!...I'm not planning on paying your food bills! LOL...But here is what I am thinking....now that hubby is retired and the time frame for recovering our investments is into eternity, it's time for me to take an honest look at just how much money I spend of food...groceries and… MORE
 
 
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cocojo

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Baking, Stir Frying, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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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 www.allrecipes.com/cook/givethemfood
My favorite things to cook
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!
My cooking triumphs
landing my dream job as a teaching chef.
My cooking tragedies
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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