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The Mom 100 Recipe Box on Yummly

Have you guys heard of Yummly? The recipes on themom100.com are now part of the Yummly collection, which means you can use the Yum button (see below for an example!) to save any of the recipes on this blog to your personal recipe box. Click on this button when you want to save a recipe from The Mom 100 to your personal recipe box: Or you can just go to The Mom 100’s publisher page, and there you will quickly be able to find and save (“Yum”) any recipe on this site. How does Yummly work? Yummly puts every recipe …

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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, uh, mischievous). She taught home ec for just two years, saving money to go get her master’s in business, which then led her to become a big executive at a major company doing things I will never understand. We stayed in contact a bit through …

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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 the Patriots been in the Super Bowl (my husband is from Worcester, MA: “Wooo-ster”), there would have been a lot of pressure riding on this day . . . even though my New York born and bred children are fans of other random teams. (Charlie is …

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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, mostly named after pussy willows (I was a clever child), but there was also a nod to Willie Nelson, or at least I like to think so. Seriously why do people not play the harmonica more often? I digress. Oh my goodness, with the publishing …

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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 asked me if I wanted to curate a selection of my favorite products on their site in a back-to-school themed selection.  Gee, would I want to pick my absolute fave artisanal food products and have them presented as Katie’s Picks of the Month? Well, yeah, …

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Simple Butterscotch Pudding

I hate when people I love are not feeling well, but I have a slightly selfish pleasure in cooking for them. Yesterday my husband Gary had back surgery for a ruptured disk (pause for “ewww.”).  It’s astonishing how it all works these days, if you are lucky enough to live in a first world country with good medical care available….which is a pretty big qualifier, as we all know. He was let out of the hospital mere hours after the surgery was complete and walked (slowly, sure) out on his own two feet.  And today he’s feeling well enough to …

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