I Scream, You Scream

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It’s been a lovely couple of months with my Kitchenaid stand mixer (also known as The Precious)…we’ve made lots of cookies and lots of pizza dough, and one batch of really freaking good mashed potatoes. (And I am not usually a fan of potatoes, mashed or otherwise.) What could possibly make The …

Bakezilla’s Maiden Voyage

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A few weeks ago I was visiting my parents and the subject turned to my mother’s attire for the wedding. Being relentlessly practical and frugal, she wondered if any of the dresses she already had might be suitable. Knowing that’s who my mother is and having learned over the years …

Goal Orientation

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About 9 months ago I sat down and took a long hard look at my life because I was tired of floundering around aimlessly and not only getting nowhere but getting pretty beat up emotionally in the process. I realized that I had abandoned any semblance of goals for myself and in …

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“Where’s the Beef?” Chili

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I don’t remember seeing the actual “Where’s the Beef?” commercials on the air, but I thought they were an apt name for this chili. I’d actually planned this recipe last week to use as many of the veggies from my Green Bean Delivery box as possible, but fatigue and failure to plan …

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Pasta e Lenticchie

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So this recipe is probably about a month old because that’s how remiss I am in posting, and I’ve honestly forgotten most of the details/modifications I made…I just know that it was really good! I got the recipe from my hero Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, and he got it …

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Time and Punishment

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Okay, so the title of this post is maybe a tad melodramatic. And ever since reading about the epidemic of busyness, I am trying to make a point not to glorify feeling overworked and “on” all the time–an occupational hazard for the realtors I work with, yes, but still a choice …

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Home Office/Studio Transformation

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Apologies for the radio silence! I think I got depressed after exhausting my supply of vacation blog fodder–at least until I get my film scans back–and had to rediscover my motivation to blog on more quotidian topics. Science Guy had a conference all weekend (in which he tied for first-place …

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro

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El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal are sort of the must-see destinations in Old San Juan, so we high-tailed it to El Morro after touring the Bacardi factory. If you’re not too deep into Spanish colonial history, it can be done in about an hour, hour and a half. There’s lots …