Monthly Archives: May 2012

Blackberry walnut pinwheels.

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So, we’re moving to Dallas. This is definitely an easier move than the Honolulu to Houston one, but it is made a touch more challenging with a infant hanging around–literally.  Mia isn’t crazy about her car seat/stroller so she likes … Continue reading

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Pizza pizza! Summer Squash and Herbed Chicken Pizza on Honey Wheat Dough with Garlic Sauce.

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My sister-in-law and her husband have an amazing surf camp in Costa Rica called Shaka Beach Retreat.  Not only do they have a beautiful location and fantastic surf lessons, they also offer surf lessons to the physically challenged in their Adaptive … Continue reading

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Breakfast for dinner

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While lunch and dinner make up the bulk of my mals of the day, there is simply something to be said for breakfast.  This is probably why my husband and I try to go out for breakfast (or brunch if … Continue reading

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Frozen S’mores Pie

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After all the “from scratch” baking that’s been happening in the house, I thought I would take a break and try something not so scratch-y.  Initially, I had intended to make mini s’mores, but decided that less dish washing was … Continue reading

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“Better than Fried” Eggplant Parmesan appetizers

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I live in Texas.  Texas and fried food seem to go hand in hand, especially at fairs and festivals.  At the Crawfish Festival a few weeks ago I had my first fried Twinkie.  As the young lady behind the counter … Continue reading

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Mia Musings — Proper Eating Habits

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I am thoroughly aware that Mia cannot distinguigh between a dinner and salad fork, nor will she be teaching anyone the proper manner in which to remove a fishbone from one’s mouth at a meal.  She has, however, enlightened me a little … Continue reading

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Lavender–great in a bath, even better in a brûlée

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On our way to the Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival, I noticed a sign that said “Lavender Farm.”  I made my husband promise me that we would visit on the way home. Despite his exhaustion at carting our baby girl around … Continue reading

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From barbecue, to bakery, to brewery. Guinness Beer Bread.

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We all have a carb Achilles Heel.  For some it may be the pint of Ben and Jerry’s int he freezer, for others it may the the glazed doughnut sitting on the counter.  For my husband, it’s beer.  His choice … Continue reading

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Healthy Pasta #3 — Stuffed Shells

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Hot, ooey, gooey cheese…  Cheese and pasta immediately make me think of my thighs, as in, they are growing just thinking about about pasta and cheese together.  This doesn’t always have to be the case, and this recipe made my … Continue reading

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Hello healthy me. Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

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With the abundance of summer veggies and the increasing heat, the Healthy Me has been gorging on squash and zucchini.  Granted, I make all kinds of desserts but there is something about cooking that makes me not want to eat … Continue reading

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