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Great Food Gifts for Families

It’s time to start thinking about presents, which I happen to love, love, love to do.  And because I also happen to love food, naturally I think along the lines of food-centric gifts for the people on my list. Here are some family-sized, family-style food presents that I will be sorting through this year for …

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Just Hanging Out with My Eighth Grade Home Ec Teacher!

Here’s a story that I can’t get tired of sharing, and that just keeps getting better. When I was in the eighth grade, you know, OVER 30 YEARS AGO, I had a home ec teacher who I thought was pretty cool, and she somehow thought I was pretty cool (even though I was a bit, …

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Super Bowl Sunday

To be candid, I had to ask my husband which teams are playing in the Super Bowl (it’s the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, in case you were also in the dark), so it’s not exactly like I am a football aficionado. I don’t actually think football fans use the word aficionado very much. Had …

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The Final Conedown

On Labor Day I went to a little beach on a lake with my family and some friends.  It was in the 80s, sunny, and gorgeous.  We had braced ourselves for a crowd, but we arrived to find almost no one there.  “I guess people just mentally flip the switch when school starts, and get …

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Winston-Salem Book Tour!

No one will ever say it better than Willie Nelson, with “On the Road Again.” Which is where I am headed. And by the way I’m listening to Willie while I write this. Not characteristic of me, but HIGHLY enjoyable. And by the way again, when I was little we had a cat named Willie, …

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I Just Said a Mouth.com-ful

My job is a lot of fun.  It’s also a lot of work.  On most days it’s both at the same time.  Then every once in a while I get to do something that is so much fun, I can’t quite even think of it as work. That’s pretty much how I felt when Mouth.com …

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35 More Days!

Tick, tock—only  days till the official on-sale date of Dinner Solved! And I’m not even going to say, “But who’s counting?” I’m counting! And I’m visualizing the pages of the book with the gorgeous color photos of every recipe shooting out of the printer; I can picture them being bound together and wrapped in their shiny jackets …

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A Father’s Day Board Spread

Here’s the thing about Father’s Day (oh, and seriously, here’s the thing about Mother’s Day, too).  It just doesn’t matter what you do, as long as the person on the receiving end feels like you’ve put thought into it, you love them, and this is his/her day to be celebrated.  Maybe it’s making him a …

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