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I’m a cheese girl. I love all kinds of cheese – blue cheese, goat’s cheese, stinky cheese, etc. If a person could live off cheese (and wine and bread), I’d be in heaven. So I jumped at the chance...
I love a good homemade potato salad during the summertime. It’s the perfect side dish for any barbecue and will help fill you up without weighing you down. With all the fresh herbs growing in my garden right now,...
With the heat of summer kicking in, my daughter is loving popsicles. Unfortunately, she is asking for them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The asking usually involves whining, crying and an occasionally a full-blown tantrum. To make life easier, I thought...
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I have a love/hate relationship with grocery shopping. I hate the amount of time it takes – 20 minutes to get there, an hour to shop, 20 minutes to get home, 20 minutes unpacking. I feel like I waste...
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I love carbs. I'm Italian and they are my food group BFF. But, those carbs go straight to my bootie if I don't watch it. It's disappointing because for me there is no greater comfort food after a long...
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