Coco will need pyschotherapy after this Halloween

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I love going to Halloween parties where costumes for the adults are mandatory, as it forces people who normally wouldn’t dress up to do something a little out of their comfort zone –> pointing to Scott Thank goodness we had party on Saturday night, as this year, I get to spend Halloween on a plane to Dallas, Texas. Well, other …

Giveaway: Zojirushi Umami Rice Cooker

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zojirushi ns-yac10 umami micom rice cooker and warmer, pearl whiteZojirushi makes the very best rice cookers, our entire family (mom, brother and myself) use Zojirushi. The quality is top notch, the rice comes out perfect each and every time and it’s a beautiful, sleek machine.Their new Umami Micom brand rice cooker cooks the rice for . . .

Giveaway: Alouette Cuisinart Griddler Grill Giveaway

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 Today we are excited to be able to offer a giveaway sponsored by Alouette with tons of goodies!Alouette Cuisinart Griddler Grill GiveawayFrom alouette:Included in giveaway:The Cuisinart Griddler Grill Centro features a top tier that converts from grill to griddle and a bottom tier that automatically rotates skewers at the same time!Alouette Cheese: An introduction to . . .

Giveaway: Handstand Kids

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 Handstand Kids Giveaway From Handstand Kids:The Handstand Kids Cookbook Company is proud to announce the release of the Handstand Kids Chef’s Hat, Oven Mitt, and Apron. These well-designed cooking accessories make spending time in the kitchen an activity the whole family can enjoy. Made from 100% cotton, they are machine washable and easy to clean, giving . . .

Bling

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This weekend provided both Scott and I a painful reminder of why we should never skimp on hotel rooms. The $200 or so we saved by booking at a so-so hotel will be promptly spent on massage and chiropractic visits. We were attending Scott and the boys’ Taekwondo Nationals Tournament held in Orlando, and being the bargain-huntress that I am, …

Giveaway: Personalized Recipe Box and Recipe Cards

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We are giving away a personalized engraved wooden recipe box and set of recipe cards!Personalized Recipe Box and Recipe Cards GiveawayIncluded in this giveaway:(1) one Personalized Engraved Wooden Recipe Box(1) one Set of 24 Custom Printed Recipe CardsFrom Personalization Mall:For the chef that always has delicious delicacies and tasty treats in the making … our exclusively designed . . .

Grilled Steak and Tomato Salad with Rum Vinaigrette

Grilled Steak and Tomato Salad with Rum Vinaigrette Recipe

My husband, Scott, has quite an extensive single-malt scotch collection, which normally is off-limits to me and my kitchen. According to him, scotch is to be slowly sipped and savored, not poured or glugged into a sizzling pan as a base for a sauce. Our rum stash, on the other hand, is fine for me to experiment with. Scott likes …

Giveaway: Family Characters Personalized Cookie Jar

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We are giving away a personalized cookie jar from Personalization Mall!Family Characters Personalized Cookie Jar GiveawayIncluded in this giveaway:(1) one Family Characters Personalized Cooke Jar ($40 value!)From Personalization Mall:Our exclusive cartoon figures love the cookies stored in this cookie jar and the smiles on their faces prove it! We feature any family name, first names or . . .

Experiments: No Dig Gardening, Square Foot Gardening

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I’ve been hobbling, crawling, sliding and scootin’ for the past 3 weeks now – after this fall and a front-jump-kick that ended up as a front-jump-FAIL in Tae Kwon Do class, I needed surgery to replace my ACL and repair a torn meniscus in my right knee. Because of travel and hosting the Dumpling Festival (btw, we raised $46,000 for …

Giveaway: Microplane Bundle

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Microplane Bundle Giveaway(1) Microplane Vegetable Peeler, Straight (1) Microplane Artisan Series Grater (Zester) (1) Microplane Pizza Cutter (1) Microplane Premium Classic Zester in Hot Pink (1) Microplane Safety Glove