Things 2014 – Week 3

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I got a surprise invitation to a Bat Mitzvah on Friday night and had the best time. I’d forgotten how much fun those parties are! The DJ at this one was particularly creative and had the kids running all over … Continued

Basic Red (Tomato) Sauce

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Many years ago I knew someone who married into the quintessential close-knit New York Italian family. She told me that she knew she’d truly been accepted into the family when her husband’s grandmother taught her how to make the family … Continued

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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When a friend on Twitter asked me if i had a good butternut soup recipe, I assured her I did and that I would blog it soon. That was … um … 3 months ago? Oops! A few days ago when … Continued

Meal Planning Monday – 2014 Week 3

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Last weeks menu worked well, although I wound up swapping out days and switching things around a bit – it just worked better with my schedule and the time I had to cook. So far the plan has helped immensely … Continued

Things 2014 – Week 2

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This week is the week that I really feel like I’ve settled in to 2014. I’m back in a good routine and making progress on all of my goals and projects. Go me! The Christmas decorations came down over the … Continued

January Cure – Getting Started With My Project List

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I decided this year that I was going to do Apartment Therapy’s January Cure – at the same time as I did the January Spending Freeze. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment! At first I wasn’t sure I could … Continued


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I was working on my menu plans for the first of the year, pulling out my list of cold weather recipes – soups, stews, chili, casseroles, and roasts – and I came across my former mother-in-law’s recipe for posole. Anyone who … Continued

Meal Planning Monday – 2014 Week 2

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It’s time to end the indulgence of the holidays and get back to real life. *sigh* I’m still trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on the Vitamix. It’s a lot of money to spend on a … Continued

Things 2014 – Week 1

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It’s been an interesting week for the first week of the year. My long holiday with Z was shortened due to work and family scheduling issues, so my meal plan for the week was impacted. I wound up making a … Continued

January Spending Freeze

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Over at Life According to Steph, there’s a spending freeze going on and I’m throwing my hat into that ring. I’ve been talking a lot in real life about streamlining my grocery budget because I spent way too much on … Continued

Happy New Year 2014!

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Happy New Year! Wishing the best possible 2014 to all my friends, family, and blog readers!

Meal Planning Monday – 2014 Week 1

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Christmas is past and it’s only 2 days until the New Year. I honestly can’t believe 2013 went by so quickly. It seems to go so much faster the older I get! On the other hand, there’s only one more … Continued

Closing out 101 Things in 2013

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Last year was the first year I did a 101 Things list instead of a set of resolutions and goals and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t by any stretch of the imagination complete the entire list but I did … Continued

Books I read in 2013

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I thought it would be fun to list out the books I read (that I remember) in 2013. Luckily Amazon’s Kindle management system makes it pretty easy to keep track. I was planning on giving a brief review of every … Continued

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it! To everyone else, I hope you’re enjoying the your week and are looking forward to a happy and healthy New Year.  

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