MOVING A LITTER BOX

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” John Muir Well isn’t that a good quote to use with a discussion of a litter box.  I’m taking a break from a recipe today so you can refrain from cooking and sit back and eat up some of…

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ZUCCHINI GRATIN

“Don’t feel like you have to follow someone else’s recipe.”  Ingrid Nilsen Time for a side dish.  In my world that would not be a vegetable that is simply boiled and buttered, unless I’m living with a lack of enthusiasm.  Roasted is OK, and often my preference when I don’t have time to fuss.  But…

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GENTLY CURRIED CHICKEN

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life.”  Gabril I had to bring a very positive attitude to this recipe.  You see, my husband claims he doesn’t like curry.  I seldom make curry dishes.  However, with all the shouting and stomping about…

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MAHOGANY CHICKEN WINGS

“Wicked chickens lay deviled eggs.” I warned you.  One of my obsessions when it comes to food is chicken wings.  When I find another recipe for this dish I’ve just got to try it.  The change I made in this recipe was changing the sugar-free imitation honey into regular honey.  Sugar-free imitation??!!  I also cut…

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PERFECT POT ROAST

“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.”  Roald Dahl I have this friend who has cooking shortcuts that amaze.  And with a little bit of coaxing she’ll share. One of my all-time frustrations was pot roast.  No matter how many cookbooks I researched or friends I threatened, no one was…

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SLOW COOKER PIZZA

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” Yogi Berra Yes, every now and then I’m hungry for pizza.  However, avoiding the crust to adhere to my lo-carb lifestyle seems like a hopeless quest.  As long as the crust is there, why not eat it. So my…

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FINAL DIET

“My fitness goal is to get down to what I told the DMV.” As you noticed, I actually used the word “diet” instead of “eating plan”.  My eating plan wasn’t working.  Yes, while exploring healthy food I made healthy food.  Lots of it.  And then I ate lots of it.  Didn’t want all that healthy…

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GERMAN SALAD

“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.”   Maria Popova I love German potato salad.  That warm bacon dressing sloshing around on the potatoes makes me want to eat sausage.  But alas, I’m cutting back on potatoes.  What to do? Ta Da!  It’s easy enough to make a substitution for potatoes.  There’s always…

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MY GIRAFFE

“You can not explain to a turtle a giraffe decision.”  Bishop T.D. Jakes No, this isn’t going to be a recipe for giraffe, unless you redefine the word, recipe.  This is, perhaps, a recipe for thinking outside the box.  You see, I have this annoying habit (and a few others) of living outside of beige.…

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ROASTED VEGGIES

“I hate it when I think I’m buying organic vegetables and when I get home they’re just regular donuts.” In the last post about cast iron skillets I mentioned serving roasted veggies.  If you’re not a fan it’s probably because you haven’t made and/or tried them.  Or maybe you just don’t like veggies.  Give these…

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