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A Cat By Any Other Name . . .

  CAT – /kat/ noun: a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. It is widely kept as a pet or for catching mice, and many breeds have been developed. Who doesn’t know that?  We also know them as felines, kittens and kitties.  But what would you call this? This… Read more »

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Move Over Rice

  Is rice your go-to starch?  It sure would be for my husband if I let him.  However, I have always shied away from eating too much rice, because, contrary to popular belief, rice is high in calories, and NOT a health food. Rice is a grain.  And a processed, highly refined grain at that…. Read more »

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This Week’s Menu . . .

What is it about being snowed in that causes such bad eating habits?  Or is it just me?  I’ve been doing so well on our clean-eating plan, and not feeling at all like I’m missing out on anything.  However, this snowstorm has made the likes of zoodles, apples and salad sound very unappealing.  Only a cheese… Read more »

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Snow Days

Many years ago now, Snow Days were awesome.  I looked forward to them so much because of a special little guy. Snow Days meant we got to stay home and have a special day together.     This guy LOVED the snow so much.  He always wanted to be out in it.  And because the… Read more »

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Date Night 1-22-16

For this week’s Date Night, we homebodies decided to go out for a change.  So you know what that means . . . time to consult with the Date Night jar. The Date Night jar was a part of a recent makeover since I got tired of my set of three plain old mason jars… Read more »

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Finding Blessings On A Bad Day

I feel like we’ve been walking on very uneven ground for a long time now.  Our road has been full of pot holes and jagged edges and even an occasional land mine –  and it’s just been impossible to get back to even-footing. Everything in life is so fragile.  It has never felt more so… Read more »

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This Week’s Date Night

Like I said, Date Night doesn’t have to be anything fancy. This week we stayed in and had a quiet night. I just lit the candles and put on the Love Songs station . . . Hubby made a cocktail We had a few appetizers while we chatted about this and that. (Seared Scallops with… Read more »

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Guest Blogger: My Favorite Bartender

We have a deal in this house: I cook, hubby makes cocktails.  And he’s really good at it, as they come out perfect every time. This is his magic book of secrets that he is constantly adding too, and making little notations of corrections.  (I think I need to get him a bigger, better book.) Last… Read more »

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Date Night

When I first started dating my husband, our relationship was so special and romantic.   I really feared that when my husband finally moved in after we got married, that everything would become ho-hum.  In order to avoid this and to try and keep our romance alive, we instituted a rule making every Friday “Date… Read more »

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Guest Blogger: Bear Bakes Cookies

Hello, everyone.  My name is Bear, and today, Mom let me use her kitchen to whip up a batch of delicious Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing.   After mixing together all the ingredients, it was important to do a quality control check and taste the dough.  Yup, this is good dough!… Read more »