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Do you feel guilt? I don't, very often. At least not the kind that lingers. I eat a Cheeto (or 50) and feel the twinge for a passing moment, at least until my fingers are licked clean and I've moved on to cleaning the kitchen or picking up four different toothbrushes from Dudette's bathroom…Continue
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 30, 2012 at 10:05pm — No Comments
There are 27 chicken recipes in the January/February issue of Cooking Light Magazine. I've been working my way through them, enjoying each and every one. But I crave meat. Steak would be great, but the post-Christmas budget is whispering in my ear; telling me to think…Continue
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 26, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
In 1973 I was grounded from watching the tv. Pretty silly thing for a kid to remember, eh? No so much so when I add on a little tidbit. On that same day I was grounded, my parents brought our first color television home. While they spent the evening oohing and aahing over the…Continue
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 25, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments
We met a good friend for dinner several days ago. The gentleman we met has been a part of our lives for almost fifteen years. Having immigrated to the U.S. from Romania, we've lived the pain and troubles he's gone through to convince this country to adopt him…Continue
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 24, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
Will you please promise to still love me if I tell you I have a little mean streak running through me? It's not as though I pull wings off flies or use magnifying glasses to fry ants on summer days.
The fact that back when I lived in the Chicago area co-workers…
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I made peanut butter cookies for Dudette earlier this week. There was nothing fancy or gourmet about them. They were your basic, standard peanut butter, laced with lots of love.
Not surprisingly, the young lady showed up at my side while I was juicing the grapefruit…
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 19, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments
This recipe marks the second time in my life that I've had butternut squash (I'm pretty sure). It's not that my mom didn't expose us to vegetables, it's just that most forms of squash (zucchini being the major exception) hadn't really gained a hold in Europe when she learned to cook and…Continue
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 17, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments
As a young(er) person, patience was not my strong suit. I was an easy-going person...for the most part, but touch on one of my few pet peeves and my fuse was non-existent. My bestest friend during college years knew that. She was chronically late and I was (still…Continue
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 16, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments
I have a confession. I saw City Slickers in the theater at least a dozen times. I loved that movie. Yes, it was funny and actually had a moral to it, but that's not why I saw it so many times.
It was my dream to do what they were doing.…
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 12, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments
Hubby is sad. He's a great big puddle of testosterone sorrow.
This past Sunday night, his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers played the [apparently] much-improved Denver Broncos for a spot in the playoff race. They lost.
Having your team lose is never a happy…
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 11, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments
Somewhere here during her short lifespan, my candy hound had a bad experience with lemons. I don't know if it was an extra-sour Warhead. Maybe one of the Sour Patch Kids was more puckery than usual.
Whatever the reason, this child, who at three would grab full lemon…
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 10, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments
There are two food groupings that I've been coming to terms with in my later years. I figure by now I'm a mature adult and should be able to deal with these things.
They're not the groupings you expect. I have accepted the whole vegetables, protein, grains,…
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 9, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments
I resist trends. Not too long ago, I would have said that as a point of pride, calling myself someone who walks to the beat of her own drummer, a non-lemming. Over this past year, I've realized that in some ways I've missed out on some really great things because of my…Continue
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 7, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments
If healthy food magazines didn't have baked goods in them, I wouldn't use them. There, I said it. I don't even do that much baking, but when I do, it's nice to have a few options available.
You see, I'm a sensory person. My desk sits right next to a…
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 6, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments
I live with a man who still embraces his inner child.
Yes, I know. Most do, don't they. It's the catching them drinking out of the carton in front of the refrigerator when you round that corner into the kitchen. It's the new roll of toilet paper that's…
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 4, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Way back in the dark ages when slow cookers (aka, crock pots) were all tall cylinders, instructions consisted of simply a list of ingredients that you threw into the pot prior to gloping in a can of condensed soup and turning the thing on. Thank goodness times (and slow cookers) have…Continue
Added by Taking On Magazines on January 3, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments
Deemed 'kid friendly' by Cooking Light, I put this Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce to the test with our five year-old. "Pizza chicken!" she exclaimed after the first bite. She proceeded to clean her plate. While that would make this dish a winner in any parent's…Continue