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I Scream!
Food

I Scream!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream—especially on a warm day! In honor of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day tomorrow, let’s explore the sweet world of ice cream, the tasty frozen treat that so many people know and love. First, have you ever thought about all of […]


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Spice for Health!
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Spice for Health!

Have you thought about how the seasoning in your food affects your health? Many kitchen shelves are stocked with bottles of spices and herbs, but oftentimes people don’t take full advantage of seasonings when cooking. Read on to find out about nice surprises lurking in your kitchen. Spices and herbs […]


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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

That’s right, today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. You might not have even known this “holiday” existed! But, being a cookie person myself, I’m here to tell you about it! For many people, the sight and smell of these cookies makes us feel nostalgic and reminiscent of our childhoods. […]


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Food Allergy Mom!
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Food Allergy Mom!

Perhaps it’s fitting that Food Allergy Awareness Week—in 2014 from May 11 through 17—started on Mother’s Day. This observance/celebration might even top Mother’s Day in importance to me. You may know that my son has several very severe food allergies, so I’m a great supporter of anything about keeping him […]


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Love of Recipes!
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Love of Recipes!

If you love to cook, or just love to eat, chances are you have a collection of recipes. Mine is a true representation of my love of food, though not necessarily an indicator of my performance in the kitchen. “Good intentions” would be a proper name for some of my […]


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Growing as a Gardener.
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Growing as a Gardener.

So far in life I still haven’t done as much vegetable gardening as I’d like to. Ideal planting time comes and goes, and I have little or nothing in the ground or in pots. Our weekend sports, social and travel schedule fills in, and time flies. I have to say, […]


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Health Effects of Chocolate?
Food / Health

Health Effects of Chocolate?

This is fun to write about and to think about. And, frankly, I’m craving chocolate now! Of course, the idea that chocolate may be good for us is not new. Research over recent years has revealed much good associated with this delicious treat. Along with solid information about how chocolate […]


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Super Bowl Snacks!
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Super Bowl Snacks!

The Super Bowl is one of America’s favorite events. Football, funny TV commercials, and finger food—what’s not to like? Plus a highly anticipated half-time show with legendary rockers. Are you excited for the big game? The Denver Broncos will face off against the Seattle Seahawks for the Lombardi trophy in […]


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The Girl Scouts—Doing Good Business
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The Girl Scouts—Doing Good Business

It’s Girl Scout cookie season! And you know I love cookies! Also, as a Girl Scout Alum, I am a big fan of this other famous cookie organization! Did you know that the Girl Scouts have been selling their cookies for nearly 100 years? These cookies are truly part of […]


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Food Management 101: Emergencies
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Food Management 101: Emergencies

In times of trouble, when the lights go out or stores are closed, food planning can make all the difference. Do you have a variety of foods at home that don’t require refrigeration? I know some people prefer to keep a sparse pantry with only items they plan to use […]


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