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Southwest Pizza

This morning, a little after 4 a.m., my eyes fluttered open because I heard a noise. Actually, this is the third time this week that a late night noise has pulled me from my already sporadic slumber. The first two times were weird; once I woke up in a panic and scrambled off the bed …

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If You Can Read, You Can Cook

When I started writing this blog I had approximately a zillion and one ideas about what direction it should go in. I thought about meal planning, and being budget conscious. I thought about my strange kitchen experiments that often yield pretty great results (and sometimes not so great…). I thought about the foods we enjoy as …

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Best Friend Brownies

Chocolate solves a lot of problems. It solves little boys forgetting their homework problems. It puts a layer of caramelly candy bar and fresh whipped creamed over wounded pride when you realize you’ve been wearing two different shoes all day. It even pairs nicely with pumpkin to soothe my nerves after a seriously unpleasant encounter with the …

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Insanity

From the looks of all the Snickers Cupcakes and Kit Kats wandering around this blog I’d bet you never knew a fitness craze has slowly but surely taken over our household. I think it began sometime just after we scheduled an 8-day beach trip with my whole family for this summer, but I can’t be totally …

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Snickers Satisfies

There are two perfect ways to eat a Snickers bar: Buy a King Size Snickers Bar and share half. Half of a King Size Snickers Bar is smaller than a regular candy bar, but definitely enought to stave off your chocolate-peanut-caramel craving for awhile. You feel like you had a few bites of candy without …

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Chit Chat

My littlest guy, Evan really REALLY likes to talk. He talks in the morning. He talks at night. He talks at school. When we go for conferences his teachers always say, “He’s so smart! And social!!!” When my little fella trudges in from the school bus looking all crestfallen and defeated, it’s always because he …

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Twelve

Yesterday my biggest boy, Andrew turned 12. TWELVE. Are you kidding me? In my head Andrew is still like this… But now he’s like this… I take comfort in the fact that he still likes Legos. And chocolate cupcakes. And like any other twelve year old kid, Andrew has 3 favorite food groups: cheeseburgers, pizza, …

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