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Party Hardy, Mardi

So, today is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday.  In New Orleans, among other places, there will be much revelry. Parades and parties will abound. Booze will be flowing, breasts will be flashed, and beads will be thrown.  I know this will come as a shock to some of you, but […]

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Red Wine’s Evil Minions, and The Perils of Vacation Fat

Originally posted on Texana's Kitchen:
I just returned from a week in Texas Wine Country.  Not exactly an exotic getaway, since I live 30 short minutes away, but it’s always nice to get away for a while.  For a few years now, my parents have been renting this great little old ranch house for…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you and yours! You are all my Valentines.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you and yours! You are all my Valentines.

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A Delicious Recipe And A Lame Back Story

Oh. My. God. I know, I know. Right? Totally bizarre that I am going to do this, but this recipe was uber delicious and I wanted to share it while you can still get Meyer lemons….So, I am sharing a recipe, for which I am NOT furnishing a back story.  Besides, I don’t have time […]

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Friendship, Facebook, and Bread

“Once you label me, you negate me….” —Soren Kierkegaard The above quotes is one of my favorite ever, and I use it often.  Which in a way is pretty funny, because I only know it from having watched Wayne’s World, the movie, repeatedly, and if you don’t take the time to read subtitles, you would […]

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Retarded, Gay and Fat

Several years ago, when my boys were in the 10-14 age range, I fought a long battle with them over “retarded”. Everything and everyone was, apparently, retarded.  My Human Resource Director hat got on my head, and they had to hear about how hurtful it was to say those things, and what if you had […]

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Speaking of Sex, Without Actually

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love—both romantic love, and the kind that requires red lace underwear. Love is simple, but it isn’t always easy.  In any intimate relationship, there is the need for both romantic love, and the red lace underwear kind.  The key to a successful relationship is in striking a […]

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Resolution, Schmesolution…..Gimme a Pizza!

Do you have your New Year’s resolutions ready to go? Why? This ritualistic vow has always seemed odd to me. I mean, really….If these life changes are so important, why don’t we start them the day that we’ve identified the need?  Why put off this necessary change until January 1st? Are you pledging to be […]

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God Is In The Ketchup and The Pickles

God is in the details …A phrase that resonated with me from an early age.  When looking at some particularly beautiful sunset, or the breathtaking splendor viewed from the top of a mountain in Colorado, I wondered how anyone could see those things and question the existence of a divine creator.  As I got older, […]

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