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Cookbooks and A Suitcase

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list!" ~Susan Sontag

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November 2016

As the Turkey Turns – #Recipe: Rotisserie Turkey Breast

Yes, I bought the rotisserie off the late-night infomercial, and I liked it! They swayed me with the twirling meat basting in its own juices...  I could almost smell the skin crisping on the strangely large organic free range chicken... One credit card and 10... Continue Reading →

#Recipe: PJ’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mom wasn't the best cook. In fact, sometimes she was downright awful at it. The weekly Hamburger Refrigerator Soup for Friday dinner was one of her favorites. Yeeeuck! I think it got her to the wine sooner, which I can... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Fitness Avoider…

You see the workout photos on my blog, Pinterest, Twitter. I preach to friends around me how therapeutic exercise can be. Don't even get me started on the benefits of yoga! I never regret a workout. I sleep better, make better... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving for Two: Enjoy a great meal without the hassle!

Family far away? Kids with the in-laws? Whatever the reason...sometimes it's Thanksgiving for Two. My advice? Enjoy it! Think of all the dishes you won't have to wash! Make a great meal, open a bottle of wine, and relax! Relax on... Continue Reading →

#Potluck Perfect: Two easy crowd-pleasers for your potluck (Friends- or Thanks-giving!)

Today was our office Friendsgiving Potluck. What a great event. I wasn't sure people would participate, but the selection of grub was impressive. We catered the mains-turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes & gravy. The rest of the meal was potluck! Every side dish... Continue Reading →

#Recipe: Foolproof Pie Crust

Yep! It's time for pies. Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan... Yum! Make the filling? Easy! Crust? #runningawayinterror  Sure, you can buy Pillsbury's easy roll-out crusts and it will work perfectly well, but if you want a stand-out pie, it's time to to make real crust.... Continue Reading →

Is It Friday Yet? #MovieReview: Inferno

Wow. What a week. I had some big events and deadlines. I wrote my first executive presentation speech, and finalized a huge report (Power BI Dashboard) that will be used by the senior leadership. The late nights and the hard work paid... Continue Reading →

Grab ‘n’ Go Breakfast: #Recipe: Low Carb Omelette Muffins

How is it that we haven't even put a dent in the Halloween candy, and the Christmas decor is in full swing at every local store?! Discount Halloween costumes next to Santa hats! And when did they consign Thanksgiving to oblivion? I am... Continue Reading →

Plant your shallots! #Recipe: Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin with Apples & Onions

Plant your shallots This year was a bit dismal on the garden front. Typically, we grow all kinds of vegetables and have amazing flowers, but this year didn't give us enough sun to harvest much of anything but blackberries. Just... Continue Reading →

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