The Last [cheese] Straw: A Lesson In Simplification.

  To be honest, I didn’t know what a cheese straw was until my mom suggested I serve them at a shower I threw for a girlfriend several weekends ago. My mom was so taken by her own idea, she offered to make them herself. My mom arrived the morning of the shower with cheese straws in…
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Deviled For A Reason

  They look innocent enough, but don’t be fooled. I should have known better. After all, I’d been forewarned by the person who created the festive Easter appetizer. They say it’s the journey, not the destination. I disagree. The destination was not worth writing home about, and I’d really rather forget the journey altogether. It…
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Habitual Routine Can Stand A Wake-up Call

Kashi cereal, half a banana and a sprinkle of frozen blueberries is what I eat for breakfast each and every morning. My breakfast trends go in phases, but this particular combination has been my mainstay for well over a year. I know what you’re thinking: You are a huge control freak. When it comes to…
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Lo Mein Zero (to Offset Dark Chocolate)

I love my carbs. I don’t love the calories. Whenever I’m about to add penne rigate to boiling water, I can’t help but notice the nutrition facts on the box: 180 calories per serving. Yikes. Even pasta varieities boasting of added fiber and whole grains can’t skirt around the fact that they deliver the caloric equivalence of…
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[dark Chocolate+pistaccio+walnut]+almond Bark

If I bake a batch of cookies, I’ll easily polish off six before the last batch is out of the oven – and that’s not including the batter. The same goes for bars and cupcakes. Dark chocolate is one of the only treats I can consume in moderation. We have a healthy relationship: I love it so much, I respect it…
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