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How ‘Bout Some Babies?

I figured it was about time for a little trip to uterus boot camp. That Winnie right there? That’s mine from childhood! 1943. Can we just start with the hand holding? It’s getting out of control. It’s all they do. I keep telling myself, “just look at them. it’s not weird, is it? they love […]

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My Granddaddy

I lost my granddaddy yesterday. Even at 91 years old, and having lived an extremely charmed and fulfilling life, there’s still something that aches. Grandparents aren’t supposed to die. Sadly, it was a long time coming, with a failing this and an ailing that. But it was the unexpected diagnosis of pancreatic cancer that took […]

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Memorial Day Weekend (Because I Don’t Have Any Food To Show You)

Lifestyle post! Life post? Travel post? Long Weekend post? Here Are My Friends post? Haven’t Cooked in Forever and My Toenails Just Grew post? Actually, I’ve been flirting with the idea of incorporating more of these random lifey posts here and there. What do you think? Would you be into that? Or are you a […]

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Moroccan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Can you believe I’m not wrapping something up in a goldarned tortilla? I know! But before we begin, did you see my boyfriend sing last night right after having kidney stone surgery? Uh, surgery made him hotter. Something about the removal of the kidney stones definitely made his eyes even more piercing and sparkly and […]

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The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

(This giveaway has now ended.) So there’s this woman. Her name is Ree. You might know her? I’ll give you a hint! Her last name rhymes with Brummond and she’s married to a man who lives for cow poop and they have four punks (hey! her word, not mine) and they live on a huge […]

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Turkey Goulash

Well, I got one of those calls in the middle of the night that you never want to get. The kind that when you hear your phone ringing a room away at a haunted hour, you bolt straight up in bed, mind racing all over the place, fearing the absolute worst. That happened to me […]

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Classic Beef and Bean Chili

Can I ask you a question? What does it mean when someone “winterizes” something? Is it just checking to make sure the chimney sweep doesn’t have eagles or hobos stuck in it again? Or is it a quick glance at the windows and doors for any slits where evil ice ghosts might slip through at […]

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Thai Beef With Cabbage

I must be craving iron or something, because when I flipped across this beefy recipe out of the newest Cooking Light, my stomach joined forces with my heart and sucker punched me in the face. Oh, and guess what! Yesterday, for the first time ever in my existing life existence, I purchased my very first […]

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Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders

I need to start this post with an apology, because what I’m about to do to you is unforgivably painful. It will make your face hurt. Your ears bleed. Your brain cells sizzle like root beer flavored jelly beans on a hot sidewalk in the middle of July. You will curse my name for the […]

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Sausage, Red Bell Pepper and Spinach Pesto Pizza

You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, today I’m showing you 10 pictures. You guys, that’s 10 thousand words. (apparently I think you’re lame at math.) Lucky for you I’m not going to get all “Tina the Alamo tour guide from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” on you and describe […]

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