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Too Many Piles: BBQ Brisket

I don’t know about you but I have an inordinate amount of piles in my house. Piles that get shifted to various locations depending on the goings on of the household. Typically mail piles are pretty much everywhere unless people are coming over. Then they get shoved into drawers. Which is really bad because bills […]

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Get Your Christmas On

Gotta love the holiday cooking shows where the size two hostess is daintily putting the finishing touches on her holiday cookies in her subway tiled, perfectly decorated festive kitchen filled with hordes of cards hanging from bows on the mantle. So what if yours are Scotch taped to the mantle and are a little sparse […]

Fried things cure all guilt.

Festival of Lights…Latkes

Next week starts the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. It’s the holiday of lights. Let me say that again. Hanukkah. Chanukkah. Or is it Chanukah? Hanukah? Whatever. It’s the HOLIDAY. OF. LIGHTS. So why does my house look like this? When my neighbors’ houses look like this? If my Jewish guilt wasn’t enough to keep me […]

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Bowls, Bowls Everywhere

Why is it that food always looks more appetizing when it’s displayed in little bowls? Even food that you wouldn’t normally eat. You should try it sometime with your kids. How many times have they come home from school and automatically run to the fridge to grab the carrots in the bag? Yeah, like never. […]

This salad is delicious and literally took five minutes to make.

Don’t Worry Mamma. Tonight, I’m Cleaning Out My Closet…Fall Salads

It took me about a week to figure out this was a zucchini. Whoops. I really should have noticed that back in July. But life just gets so busy, you know? Plus, what if it had been a science experiment for one of my daughter’s classes? I’d just feel terrible had I thrown it away. […]

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Power Up for Back to School!

Here’s our latest segment on Atlanta & Co. Check out these easy to make power snacks that are great even if your kids have allergies!

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Back to School Jitters…Cornflake Crumb Chicken

I’ve been unusually anxious over the past few weeks. You know, your typical can’t eat, eat too much, yell too much, stay away from me or you’ll be in time-out for no reason, and just a general feeling of unease. Didn’t quite know what it was until it hit me while watching a Staples commercial […]

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End of the Summer Salads…for your next party!

A friend of mine hosted an “End of the Summer Salads” dinner party last week. I was confused at first. Did this mean we were celebrating the salads that sat around all summer and we were going to eat them wilted? Or did it mean we would only be eating salads whose ingredients are available […]

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Camp Musings from A Soon-to-Be-Recovering Photo Stream Addict

The year is 1985. I am 14. It is June. It is ridiculously hot. I am sent to sleepaway camp against my will. My mom ships me off on the bus. She doesn’t drive me to camp despite my heartfelt and agonizing pleas. In fact, “you’re not even allowed to drive your kid to camp” […]

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Ode to Peeps

A Haiku. Sitting atop the Walgreens shelf, You beg for a squeeze. Marshmallow god.  

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#TrifectaOfSnacks

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. Football in our house means one thing and one thing only: good snacks. We have no clue what is going on at any point of the game but we like to have it on and yell and scream as we grab nachos and spinach pies and […]

Throw this puppy over a rice krispy treat and boom, straight "A"s for the rest of the year.

‘Tis the Season…Peppermint Chocolate Bark

It’s always about this time of the year when I’m faced with the same conundrum. Do I or don’t I donate to the class fund for my kids’ teachers? Now before you label me as insensitive let’s flesh this out. And just for the record, I’m overly generous. But maybe you can help. At the […]

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Hatches are Battened

So apparently there’s a storm a ‘comin to town. And yet, here we are in the city of refuge (Atlanta) and we’re being told to “Batten Down the Hatches.” Some city of refuge. Aside from this, can we discuss why this term is used so much…or at all? That and “Hunkering Down.” Can’t we just […]

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Ban this. Now.

Not sure why this is still an issue, but apparently, it is. See, there are some words in the English dictionary that should be banned from usage. Banned. Forbidden. Permanently deleted from our vocabularies. Why? Because they’re really, really bad. They sound ridiculous. They imply things you don’t even want to think about them implying. […]

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