Change Is A Good Thing.

Uploading this photo of my cup of tea reminded me why I stopped food blogging. However, I’m proud to say I’ve replaced diet pop (almost) and wine (completely) with tea and water. I’ve been alcohol-free since August. Do I miss it? Sometimes. Do I miss the hangovers? Not a chance. I’m not sure if the…
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Gray Area.

I’m back from a 3-year hiatus. I’m now a 27-year-old academic adviser at a local community and technical college. I moonlight as an English graduate student. After six semesters, my degree is finally in sight. I’m currently working on my thesis. The topic? Food blogs. I left this blog, much to my chagrin, because it…
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Chicken Basil Lemon Pasta: Take 1

This recipe really belongs on an outtake blog. I thought I had cast all the right characters for this recipe. All the big names were there: chicken, basil, lemon, rosemary, spinach. But star power doesn’t always produce blockbusters.  And if you’ve seen “Valentine’s Day” or “New Years Eve” you know exactly what I mean. I…
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Puttin’ On The Spritz

There was Before Spritzers (BS) and After Spritzers (AS). And it was 2006 BS I realized my affinity for wine. It’s been a tumoltous relationship, wine and me. Best friends one night. Sworn enemies the next morning. We’ve laughed. We’ve cried. And I’ve sworn it off completely on more than one occasion. I love it, but wine is…
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No Fella Portabella Burgers

    A portabella mushroom cap could never stand in as a hamburger in the Hanson home. Under normal circumstances, this meatless replacement would be considered contraband. And not because I forgot to declare it at the border. But because I married a carnivore. As an avid hunter, my husband Mike don’t appreciate the benefits of an occasional…
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