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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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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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Meat. Balls. How To Make Boys Eat Veggies.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll likely say it again, but I grew up on meatloaf.  One of my favorite meals as a kid was meatloaf–topped with sweet tomato paste–served with mashed potatoes.  Followed for a few days by cold meatloaf sandwiches. It has always baffled me….no…..astonished me, that neither my children–the fruit of my […]

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Do Almonds Have Teats? And What of Spaghetti Squash?

Do almonds have teats?  Of course, I know they don’t….But I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at the thought of it when I first became aware of almond milk at my local grocery store.  The teeny little udders they must possess. The extremely fine tuned manual dexterity it must take to milk them.  Nevertheless, […]

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Big Weenies, Gold Tequila, and Sour Grapes

I found out yesterday that I did not win the Aetna Healthy Food Fight regional cookoff event inDallas.  I think that maybe it’s due to Karma.  You see, even though as promised in an earlier discussion on this blog, I did NOT partake in any of the multitude of fried foods at this, the Fried […]

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State Fair of Texas, Here I Come

So, I just got my formal invitation to compete in the Regional round of the Aetna Healthy Food Fight.  Thank you to all of those who supported me.  I know I swore off cooking contests with a voting element.  I know it’s obnoxious.  And I know they are more about how networked a competitor is, […]

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Meatloaf, Memories, and Grapenuts

I love meatloaf.  It is one of those quintessentially nostalgic dishes that makes me go all warm and gooey inside.  It reminds me of my childhood, and my Granny. My mom covered it with tomato paste, and baked it until the tomatoes were all caramelized and super sweet—and it always, always came with mashed potatoes.  I love leftover […]

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