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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 […]

Chicken Burgers and a Tantrum

Chicken Burgers and a Tantrum

If you’re like me, you have no patience. Which means that a tantrum at 5pm is bad news for both you and said tantrum architect. But before you do something you’ll be sorry for later, quickly place junior in a very long time-out and take your aggression out on a nice package of ground chicken. […]

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Off the Chain Chicken and Paparadelli Pasta

We had every intention of making a healthy pink salmon dinner for Valentine’s Day but as soon as we saw the package of fresh Paparadelli pasta starting at us longingly from the shelves of Trader Joes, we couldn’t resist. And since Paparadelli goes just OH SO WELL with a gorgeous sauce filled with chicken simmered […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Something PINK!

I’m sitting at my second office (Panera Bread) doing what I do best — procrastinating and watching other people. It’s an extremely productive way to waste time. Here come two 30-somethings dressed in jeans and cute tops. C’mon, give me something to chew on. No, I’m not interested in hearing about your cookie exchange. Next. […]

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Paging All Diners…Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The attraction of suburbanites to chain restaurants never ceases to amaze me. It’s like a magnet. What is it about a 1500 calorie oil infused Bloomin’ Onion that is just so damn enticing? Or the magic ingredient in the spinach artichoke dip that keeps people slathering it on bottomless buckets of tortilla chips? Seriously, on […]

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Superbowl! Mack Daddy of SNACKS!

Is there really a reason to read this post? No. Why? Because we’re all gearing up for the best SNACK DAY of the entire year. Superbowl. The day where you can wake up and down spinach dip for breakfast, follow it with a swig of beer, chase that beer with some sort of cheese puff […]

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Rise Up! Roll Up!

Rise Up. I just like saying that. I don’t know what it means as it relates to the game. In fact, I don’t know a lick about football. I barely know who’s playing in today’s playoff game but I’ll be damned if I’m the only one who doesn’t have the cute gear. So I’ll make this […]

Remember that George Forman Grill from college? It really works.

Everything In Its Place

There’s something about The Container Store that gives me inner peace, despite the fact that everything is triple the price of what I’d typically spend on a piece of plastic. Maybe it’s the smell. Or maybe it’s the color coordination of the flatware trays, cylindrical cereal tubes, snappy lunch gadgets, bamboo closet organizers or the […]

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Friends with Benedicts

The title alone of this post is worthy of the post itself. So I’ll cut to the chase. I have lots of friends. But there are only certain ones with whom I’d share ‘Benedicts.’ Because Benedicts fall into the category of Very. Special. Friends. Friends with whom you can share Very. Personal. Food. Examples of such […]

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Card Me…Sandra’s Superior Grilled Chicken

I’m not a card-carrying member of much but I do carry a lot of cards. Mostly in the form of Nordstrom, American Express, Starbucks and Jersey Mike’s (one more sub and I get a free sandwich!). Flaunting my membership affiliations isn’t something I typically do (save the occasional single school magnet) so I’m always a […]

It won't be as creamy as Panera's but neither will your thighs.

Well it’s day three of “Snowmageddon” here in balmy Atlanta. And while the novelty was peachy the first day and a half, let’s just say it’s worn off. Being of ambitious mind we did our fair share of baking, board game playing, closet cleaning and snowman making. And only three time-outs to boot! But now […]

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Back to Reality…Spinach Artichoke Dip

There’s nothing that’ll catapult you back to reality after the holidays more than this: All that time and energy spent picking out just the right tree, carefully placing it in the perfect spot in your home, hand picking ornaments, coordinating wrapping paper and ribbons, for what? Just to be tossed out in the street like […]

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