chicken and rice noodles with peanut sauce and slaw… take that wok box…

growing up I talked to myself a lot… due to the fact that I was  a middle child, only girl, awkward socially and had a vivid imagination… it began with Cabbage Patch dolls… then straight into Barbies… I kept my Barbies in a closet in my room, fully dedicated to them, and as soon as […]

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turkey oatmeal meatloaf

  looking for a healthy option this Thanksgiving? living in Canada but wanting to celebrate American thanksgiving and realized you didn’t buy a turkey? wanting to disappoint your family and see if they can still find something to be thankful for? then turkey oatmeal meatloaf is the dinner option for you! truth be known… it’s tasty… […]

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dad does dallas

my dad … started as an engineer… then became a teacher for the money… then was a chef at my grandparents restaurant… then back to teaching…  and is now retiring at the age of 65… he is so dear to me I have trouble putting into words how much I love him and respect him… […]

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oprah is moving

Oprah recently told Ellen she is moving… they are neighbours in Santa Barbara… and after some friendly banter over Oprah not giving Ellen produce from her garden… to which Oprah responded that Ellen does not cook… the big move was brought up… I don’t know if I am alone in finding the conversations of extremely […]

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city of dreams

Friday night Paris was attacked… a city that many love as much as I love New York… it was shocking… and yet I wonder why I still am shocked when these things happen…  as it is happening in other cities all the time and the news is filled with these stories constantly…  it does bring a […]

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roasted butternut squash soup and curry condiments

I was grocery shopping tonight…  making use of my time while my sons were at hockey practices… and realized every fall season you always walk past a big display of squashes…  and it makes you happy… and it makes you wish that grocery stores would have little signs with a link you could go to online to […]

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pumpkin seed muffins 

these muffins are moist and delish…  I took the photo with a pumpkin I had but opted to use canned pumpkin puree for the recipe… partly because I am lazy and partly because it tastes better in my opinion in baking…  if you are going to use up a pumpkin before it rots, I’d suggest […]

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