Monthly Archives: February 2012

March Meal Plan: Austerity Now!

I have no idea how it happened that I ended up $30-$50 over budget for almost three full weeks in a row in February, but this has got to stop. Oh, sure, I made up for it, mostly; but the … Continue reading

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Salt, or Not Freaking Out.

I’ve needed to take one of those occasional breaks that I think almost every writer really must have in order to stay passionate, or at least productive.  I’d post at least once a day if this blog were the only … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

OK, so maybe it’s a bit early, but I’m feeling lovey.  🙂 Two–toned Valentine’s Cookies 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt … Continue reading

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What Are We Afraid Of?

There’s been a lot of chatter these past few days about France and French parenting.  If we are to believe the hype of the day, the French do EVERYTHING better than we do — they’re thinner, more stylish, more cultured, … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Food Waste and a Muffin Revelation

I owe you all TWO FULL WEEKS of food waste reporting.  Sorry about that — I have been keeping track, as promised, and I haven’t forgotten that I need to publish the results for weeks 3 and 4.  It’s just … Continue reading

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