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    The Biggest Meal of the Year:  I'm not talking about the night you get cajoled into a Chuck-a-Rama buffet and end up eating your weight in all-you-can eat meat cooked in lard.  I mean Thanksgiving, that culinary holiday to beat all, where the onlycajoling involves finding a good place to take a nap when it's all over. 

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    This veggie is an A-lister on the super food list, which is great because it's so sweet that it might as well becandy.  I like to have my candy with nutrients, don't you?  Check out the fiber content on this vegetable: that's more than your oatmeal can boast, and it holds all that fiber without any added fat.  It's a complex carb as well, so even though it tastes sugary, it isn't going to spike your blood sugar.  Pretty super, right?

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    The Easter tradition is one of my Family Favorites, mostly because I love a good scavenger hunt and eggs make the best hidey-holes! You can put anything in those little plastic eggs, and I swear it's more exciting than Christmas. (I'm easily amused.) We've put together some dishes to complete a great Easter meal and a Menu Planner to keep you out with the hunters instead of stationed behind the kitchen counter. 

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    I'm always looking for a reason to throw a party because I'm addicted to those party magazines that come in the mail.  I sometimes buy cute invitations "just in case" I might want to use them someday.  Maybe it's myinner-child looking for a way to get into the action... 

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Pan Searing is Fun!

This method of cooking meat is so versatile that I thought it was worth exploring in greater depth.  If you are not into lengthy explanations of simple things, skip right to the recipes.  Give Ashley's Curry Chicken a try or my Cranberry Pork Chops.  For a quick meal, sear some chicken for a salad.  The result is tender and moist meat that is great sliced on just about anything....
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    Kid's Lunch

When my daughter started first grade I was trying to figure out what to pack her for lunch.  Walking through the store I saw chips, juice boxes, snack cakes, fruit snacks, crackers and packaged fruit.  Basically, if I packed this she would get sugar, salt, and fat for lunch.....
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