Monthly Archives: January 2012

Salad Motivation


It’s winter time in New Jersey. The days are short, the weather is cold, and it’s the time of year where you leave your house as little as possible. It’s also the time of year where most people put on some weight. I am one of these people. Continue reading

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My Favorite Way to Eat Asparagus (or any veggie for that matter)

Asparagus can be a tricky vegetable. Luckily, I’ve found that most veggies taste good roasted. It’s a fool proof way to cook them too. Asparagus falls under this category. It is delicious roasted in the oven. This recipe is so simple, it’s embarrassing. It’s not really even a recipe so much as it is a method of cooking. Whenever I roast vegetables, this is how I do it. I’ll use asparagus as an example: Continue reading

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The Amazing Slow Cooker

Beef Stroganoff via the Slow Cooker

Slow. Cookers. Are. Amazing. Continue reading

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An Obstacle to Cooking

Generally, I enjoy cooking. I don’t enjoy it nearly as much as I enjoy eating, but it is a hobby of mine and I try to make time for it as often as possible. Cooking is something that makes me feel accomplished. It gives me a sense of pride. There’s nothing like eating something delicious that you’ve actually created yourself! But there is something that deters me from cooking, and that something is, cleaning. Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Help

I expected the movie to be good. I just didn’t expect it to inspire me and move me as much as it did.

I apologize for the crooked picture. I can't wait to read it!

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Filling Foods?

I have been told by weight loss experts that fruit and veggies are what they call “filling foods” and that eating an apple or some broccoli is a great way to curb your hunger. I want to believe this, I really do, but time and time again my body tells me this is false. Continue reading

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A beauty find…

I am nowhere near an expert on anything in the makeup/skin department (although I am an expert on anything related to food) but I do scan the beauty magazines at the grocery store and I do like to try out new products from time to time. And every so often I surprise myself by finding something that actually works quite well. Continue reading

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Home made potato chips – minus the fat

I received two very interesting Christmas gifts from my Pampered Chef this Christmas; one, which was recognizable and one, which was not. The recognizable gift was a mandolin (a very sharp kitchen utensil used for slicing). The unrecognizable gift looked like two black, plastic saucers. They were light weight and rubbery and had holes throughout.  My mom, seeing the puzzled expression on my face, explained that the two gifts were meant to be used together as a potato-chip making contraption. She assured me that the chips would be calorie free and delicious. I smiled and said thanks, wondering how much I was really going to be making my own potato chips when I could easily go to the grocery store and buy a perfectly good already-made bag. Continue reading

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