February 27th, 2009

Phew, that was a close one

In my inbox:

Danielle, It has come to my attention that you have published pages with a reference to “Derby-Pie” or some similar name on the web page listed below. I wish to inform you on behalf of Kern’s Kitchen Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, that they hold the trademark for this name and it is not legally proper to promote a product by this name without Kern’s Kitchen’s permission. The

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February 18th, 2009

Lenten Meals

The Lenten recipe sharing event going on at Faith and Family Live! today gives me a chance to share a recipe from the latest cookbook I have been enjoying:

Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-Tasting Food That Won’t Go from Your Lips to Your Hips! by Janet and Greta Podleski.

I plan to publish a review of this book at Faith & Family sometime soon, but for now I’ll

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December 10th, 2008

Share the Cookie Love

Come on over to Faith and Family Live! where we’re hosting a Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap. Add a link to share your favorite recipe for Christmas treats.

November 18th, 2008

Not a Fan

Have you tried the new Flipsides crackers from Keebler? You know … the half cracker, half pretzels?

Well we have. And Eamon is not a fan.

When I served some at lunch today alongside slices of cheddar cheese, the young man became uncharacteristically hostile.

“If I want a cracker, I’ll have a cracker. And if I want a pretzel, I’ll have a pretzel,” he told me. “But I will

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July 5th, 2008

Super Snacks

This post is where our discussions about nutrition and finances come together. In the summertime, we tend live on snacks more often than big meals. Nothing beats “snack dinner” at the lake on a hot summer evening. No kitchen clean up when we get home!

What snacks do you buy or make that are easy, nutritious, and inexpensive? I’ll start us off by sharing a few of my favorites:


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June 25th, 2008

Gas and Groceries

I give up. I keep spending more and more money on food, but my family just keeps eating the stuff. Between higher food prices and the expense of gas to drive 40 minutes to the larger stores where I know there are (slightly) lower prices, I feel like I can’t win.

Are you feeling the pinch this summer? What kinds of things are you doing to feed your family

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June 20th, 2008

Nutritious Books

A couple of different book recommendations have come out in the comments section of the nutrition discussion going on below and since I am familiar with at least one of them, I thought I would link it up here. I first read The Abs Diet for Women by David Zinczenko last year when my good friend Rachel recommended it to me.

Before you read this, you need to

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June 19th, 2008

Sugar Highs and Lows

Some of you have been kind enough to ask me for a Diet Coke update, and the news is good. I am coke-free and feeling good. I don’t even think I miss it very much. Well, okay there was that one painful time when I ate a handful of Doritos and the thought, no the need for DC flashed through my brain. But it was a passing pain. I am

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