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Get writing about Mom’s cooking

   April 27, 2011 12:51 pm    1

Wegmans is inviting readers of its blog to submit 50-word essays on how their moms make meals special. The best essay gets a $150 prize pack for the writer’s mother, that includes flowers, coffee treats and its $6 prepared meals. I went ahead and entered, just to see how it worked. Use my entry as…

 

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Move away from the Easter basket.

   April 25, 2011 1:51 pm    2

My son picked up dozens of plastic eggs filled with treats at three Easter events this weekend. It’s all I can do to keep him out of it all. To say nothing of keeping myself out of it all. Here’s my take on his take: Candy: Starburst jelly beans Dope: I love old-fashioned jelly eggs,…

 

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Creamy Key Lime-y dessert recipe going home with me

   April 21, 2011 2:07 pm    0

I probably look at 100 recipes a week. Most of them are either boring, too complicated, too exotic, too unhealthy, too something. About 10 wind up in my “maybe” pile. A few others go right into my purse, for intended use in the next 72 hours. Here’s a “purse” recipe I just came across today,…

 

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A real Tweet for Mom

   April 20, 2011 11:27 am    0

I have a fun game to play. I’m putting together a story including “Tweets” about readers’ moms. A “Tweet” is a message of 140 characters or less. You don’t have to know anything about Twitter to take part. You can just write a message and send it in. Characters include letters, spaces and punctuation, so…

 

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Egg hunt calls for egg casserole

   April 20, 2011 10:27 am    0

My side of the family is having an Easter egg hunt and brunch Saturday. We’ve never done this before, and I’m really looking forward to it. When I was growing up, we didn’t have many Easter traditions because we were usually on the road driving to or from Florida where we visited my grandmother on…

 

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Respect the pizza

   April 19, 2011 2:51 pm    2

My family has been eating pizza for 7 straight days. This is highly unusual, but circumstances converged into a perfect pizza storm. First we went to my favorite restaurant for my birthday Thursday. Then I got pizza for my son’s class on the last day at his daycare Friday. They sent a whole pizza home….

 

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Blue teeth

   April 18, 2011 4:51 pm    0

My birthday was Thursday. Due to circumstances you don’t care about, I was absolutely tired of cake. Everybody was asking me if I had to make my own birthday cake. I did not. I had to make my own birthday pie. I made pie because I love pie — and also because my husband got…

 

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Girl Scouts grill food writer

   April 13, 2011 11:33 am    1

Spoke with some very inquisitive Girl Scouts last night. They wanted to know everything about what I do. Besides the usual “how I got into this,” (with a lot of luck) and “what do you actually do” (Eat), one girl asked how much money I make (I said I was lucky to get paid for…

 

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The eggs come first

   April 12, 2011 3:32 pm    0

I presently have three dozen hard-cooked eggs in the refrigerator. They’re beautifully colored, hand dipped by myself and my 5-year-old. Some have lovely tiny stickers all over them. Then there are all manner of painted, glazed, shiny and showy specimens. I made them for an upcoming story on egg dyeing for the Family section (April…

 

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Sugar and spice, everything’s nice

   April 8, 2011 3:58 pm    0

Some people drink too much coffee, some people drive fast, some people can drop $300 on clothes in one session. I have a baking problem. I can’t be trusted around flour and sugar. Don’t come near me with a chocolate chip. Everyone says admitting you have a problem is the first step toward solving it….

 

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