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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. […]

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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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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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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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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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If I Strip for You Will You Strip for Me?

Now there’s a way to get you to read my blog, right? Well before you get your shorts all in a bunch, stay with me for a minute. I’m on a bit of an 80s nostalgia kick. No reason in particular. No, that’s a lie. There are lots of reasons, actually. First of all, my […]

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Bring. On. The. Bread.

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the market for some SERIOUS CARBS right now. I’m talking Pasta, Pizza, French Bread, Rye Bread, Bread Crumbs, Bread Pudding, or just good old fashioned White Bread…Southern style…with mayonnaise. Yeah, that’s how desperate I am for this stuff. It’s only been a week but not eating bread […]

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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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Which Came First, the Bunny, the Matzah or the Guilt? Roasted Asparagus

Been struggling with blog materials lately (Can you tell? The last post was more than two weeks ago) when it dawned on me that Passover coincides with Easter this year. And while I’m still scouring the shelves to find flour-free products, dodging the bountiful aisles of Peeps and chocolate bunnies because I’m so darn guilt-ridden, […]

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Copycat Recipes on Atlanta & Co

We had such a blast today on 11 Alive’s Atlanta & Co. making our copycat recipes of Panera’s Chicken and Wild Rice Soup and PF Changs’ Chicken Lettuce Wraps. After finding our crockpot under a heap of soccer clothes we got to work! Check out today’s segment and let us know how your copycat recipes […]

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March Madness

March Madness. Hmm…Is there really such as thing a just one month of madness? Isn’t every month madness in your house? Isn’t it? Isn’t it? (please say yes). People talk about brackets this, brackets that. The only brackets going on in my house look like this: Again, I stick with my previous Super Bowl post theme: […]

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Our first cooking segment on TV! See us Live!

We were super stoked to do our first TV cooking segment on 11 Alive’s Atlanta & Co last week. Miss it? You can see it here and cook up some of your own tasty chicken burgers tonight! PS. Guess what? They liked us so much they want us to come back! So make sure and […]

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Random Thoughts….Rice ‘n Beans

Some questions I’ve already been asked this week: “Mom, how come birds don’t get electrocuted when they sit on power lines?” “Mom, when can I use Teen Spirit so my underarms won’t smell?” “Mom, why does your car sometimes look like a homeless person’s?” “Mom, how come Quincy licks his privates?” “Mom, when can I […]

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