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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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How to spruce up your Christmas Tree…

Our Christmas tree looks a little sparce. Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful with the lights and the ornaments, but there is definitely something missing. At first, I thought we just needed more ornaments. But after adding a few more, I realized that wasn’t it. The thought of those big strands of tinsel that were so popular in the 80’s really didn’t thrill me (I mean, who really uses tinsel anymore?) so I wondered, what could I add to spruce it up a bit? Continue reading

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Picking out the Christmas tree

Tis’ the season to pick out a Christmas tree! And for us, it’s our first Christmas tree as a married couple. I was so excited for the bonding experience of picking out a tree together, and for getting it all set up in our apartment. However, when we arrived at the farm, I quickly realized that the Christmas tree Matt had envisioned was quite different than the one I had envisioned. What should have been a happy occassion, quickly turned a bit tense as we argued over which tree to get. I felt sorry for the guy helping us. Continue reading

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