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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover
Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It's a perfect way to celebrate St...
3/14/13 at 1:58 PM Valentine's Day Treat- Chocolate Avocado Mousse 2/7/13 at 9:03 AM
For The Big Game: Sriracha Sesame Cream Cheese Spread 2/1/13 at 4:56 PM
Is Pinterest for you?
Have you ever searched the Internet and foundthe perfect idea or recipe, only to look for itlater and come up empty? Enter Pinterest. Avirtual pinboard, Pinterest is a place where you canfind, organiz...
2/15/13 at 1:06 PM Put on your holiday hair! 12/27/12 at 11:06 AM
Uncork the New Year with a sip of Champagne 12/26/12 at 11:33 AM
Travel Tips That Can Save You Money This Holiday Season
Written by Barb Miller, Certified Financial Counselor and Bankruptcy Specialist with LSS Financial Counseling The holiday weekend is here and it seems impossible to get through the weekend without tr...
12/21/12 at 10:13 AM The Holiday Tree Debate: Real or Artificial? 11/21/12 at 9:49 AM
How to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season 11/19/12 at 10:14 AM
You know it is about here: the opening of the presents from the overzealous but well-meaning grandparents. They always tend to buy the really large toys. Or maybe you yourself are buying a gi...
12/20/12 at 3:33 PM Do You Hear What I Hear? 10/25/12 at 6:49 AM
Gift Giving On A Budget 12/19/11 at 9:46 AM
Honey Glazed Almonds
For the holidays, I thought it might be nice to make some candied nuts to have on hand, and I found a recipe on Food Network for Honey-Glazed Almonds. The recipe looked simple enough and I had a large...
12/17/12 at 9:55 AM
Healthy Holiday Meal Makeovers
As I have stated in previous blogs such as Enjoy Thanksgiving without Colossal Calories, food should be enjoyed during special holiday meals. That being said, over indulgence can be a problem for many...
12/13/12 at 10:39 AM
Grief for the holidays
It's hard to look at the calendar and not be reminded that Christmas Eve will mark exactly four months since my dad's funeral. There's going to be an enormous gap in the family holiday celebration thi...
12/6/12 at 6:29 PM
Consequences of Overspending on the Holidays
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and therefore considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lost sight of the f...
11/29/12 at 11:22 AM
You can't be too rich or too thin, right?
That's the famous saying isn't it? And at no time during the year do we think this more frequently than the holidays. We spend too much and we eat too much and we'd love to turn it all around. Two A...
11/19/12 at 5:34 PM A blog to help you stay sane during the holidays? 11/12/10 at 4:14 PM
Yeah I know, folks, it's a bit out of season, but Halloween was the next big thing for my year in China. Wanna see how they celebrate? Cool. :) Up to this point, exploring and living and teaching i...
3/17/12 at 10:00 AM
Boys Can Wear Valentine's Day Shirts, Too!
For Halloween, I made some fun little shirts for the kiddos, using freezer paper stencils, fabric paint, and regular and glow-in-the-dark puffy paint: (Wyatt was so excited I couldn't get a photo of ...
1/20/12 at 11:40 AM
Mocha Kissy Cookies require no kissing before eating
When you work with preschoolers as I did for many years during my career in early childhood education, you learn how to hold in your laughs. From the mouths of those sweet, innocent little children c...
12/4/11 at 10:27 PM Brie pairs up with Spiced Pecans for holiday appetizer 11/30/11 at 9:55 AM
Hold back those extra holiday pounds with a healthful holiday smoothie 12/19/10 at 1:01 AM
Having Me for Dinner
We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog with a quick-hitter about some ethnic home-cooking and company I got to share over a recent Chinese Holiday. (Don't worry, Bamboo U: part 2 is coming up.) ...
6/8/11 at 8:15 AM
Governor opens holiday home
The annual Minnesota governor's residence holiday open house schedule begins Tuesday. On three Tuesdays -- Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 -- the 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, house will be open for tours 1 ...
11/28/09 at 7:29 AM
The Red Bridge
When Far Guy was growing up..there was a bridge in town called the Red Bridge. Since I didn't grow up in town I was not privy to the "townies" secret language. The old red bridge just exists...
11/23/09 at 5:26 AM