Archive for October, 2009

Portable Mac n’ Cheese…

Portable Mac n' Cheese...

When I think of comfort food a few things come to mind–grilled cheese, tomato soup, slippery pot pie and mac n’ cheese.  Lately I have been seeing fried macaroni n’ cheese and mac n’ cheese bites on a lot of menus.  Seems it is the new trendy item like the cupcake. I searched for a […]

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp

If you have kids, you will either be at a party or out trick or treating Saturday night.  For most of you, it will be a chilly evening to be out walking the streets collecting sweet treats.  I don’t have children but have spent many chilly evenings out with friends and their children trick or […]

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Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini

Last week as I was sitting in traffic I noticed a truck full of a red round shape fruit or vegetable.  I first thought they could be tomatoes but as I got closer I realized the red was too deep of shade to be.  I then thought they were red onions.  No.  They were pomegranates!  […]

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Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins

Many of you have already carved pumpkins for the big holiday on Saturday.   I was a little distracted these last couple of weeks fighting the flu so it doesn’t appear I will be carving anything until this weekend.  If you are late like me, here are a few ideas for carving from Halloween past. 1.  […]

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I Forgot Your Name!

I Forgot Your Name!

A few of you have written asking me what to do when you have forgotten someone’s name and are in the position to introduce said person to another.  I have always introduced the other first in the hopes the person whom I have forgotten will then extend their hand (or simply smile) and say “Pleasure […]

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Football Food (or you may know it as Chili)

Football Food (or you may know it as Chili)

It’s Sunday morning and I am thinking about throwing something in the slow cooker for the men to enjoy this afternoon while watching football. This is a really simple recipe that any skill level can accomplish. It’s easy to create and easy to serve so if you want to toss this together now and get […]

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Peroxide Is Your Friend (not in your hair)

Peroxide Is Your Friend (not in your hair)

My dear friend Becky in South Bend, Indiana wrote recently to share some great advice about peroxide use around the house. I was floored by all the things this small and inexpensive bottle could do! As I tried each of these, I was pleasantly surprised and decided I needed to share these tips! 1. Take […]

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