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Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper, $22.39 at Amazon.com Pros: Easy to use and clean. Stores easily. Makes delicious popcorn. Comes with a 25-year warranty on all mechanical parts. Manufactured (mostly) and assembled in the U.S.A. (Lid assembly pieces are made in China; Pot is manufactured here in the States as per Wabash Valley Farms customer service.) [...]

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I’ve been buying the Thanksgiving turkey for a few years now. I fight the crowds at Whole Foods, spend a crazy amount (last year I paid $75 for a 20-pound bird), and hand it off to my mother for cooking. And every year at least one or two people tell me I am insane to [...]

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My husband is off partaking in the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities in New York City tonight. That means earlier this evening I was on my own to do dinner and the bedtime routine. The tail-end of my already long day. I worked until 6:30 tonight. I’m in a really busy period right now, so it [...]

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Ask my sister and brother if I can cook. As my husband. They are probably going to tell you no, she can’t. My mother, too. I usually concede the point. I am the person who, one time, made cupcakes and forgot to add eggs. The one who, two days ago, almost burned down the house [...]

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My first CSA came yesterday. A huge box literally brimming with veggies and berries. I got two huge heads of Boston lettuce, an equally huge head of red leaf lettuce, a pint of strawberries, a huge bunch of spinach, a bag of arugula, French breakfast radishes, baby Japanese salad turnips and about ten or so [...]

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Quick aside on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. Yesterday I went to Trader Joe’s for salad fixings. I stopped in front of really pretty red Roma tomatoes. Three of them sitting under plastic. On top of what I thought was a plastic tray. I hated doing it, but I had both kids and my mother-in-law with [...]

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Last night my husband stayed up until 2 a.m. baking brownies for my big girl’s school sharing feast. Apparently, the Native Americans gave the settlers chocolate as a gift, so we were assigned something chocolate. All the food at the feast has to be vegetarian — vegan preferred — but since we were baking we [...]

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Thanksgiving is only three weeks away. Last year at this time, my family decided I would be the one cooking the big dinner. That’s why — two days before the big day — I found myself at Whole Foods buying an organic turkey. It cost me $75. Yes. You read that right. $75. While everyone [...]

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One of my newest favorite things took me by surprise: Writing this blog. I’ve been a professional writer for more than a decade. I’ve had my work appear in Woman’s Day, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Parents, and I am certainly proud of that work. However, I was absolutely unprepared for how much I [...]

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This week’s post should have an extra “F” in it — for free! I’ve found some fun (oh, there’s another F) online resources that are definitely worth checking out. Children’s Vascular Health Activity Book. It’s hard to tell a teenager to eat right and avoid smoking. It’s easier to give a child a visual, and [...]

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