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Life is a Bowl of Cherries

“If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I in the pits?” asked humorist Erma Bombeck. I know what she meant, literally. Every time I open the refrigerator, beady little cherry eyeballs stare up at me. I slam the … Continue reading

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Ode to Coffee Mugs

I like my coffee in a mug. Coffee demands a large cup that you can hold with more than one finger. That being said, I seem to have overdone a good thing. While cleaning the kitchen, I realized that I … Continue reading

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Domestic Diva vs. Grumpy Granny

DOMESTIC DIVA: There is nothing like a homemade Thanksgiving meal to celebrate the holiday and show your family how much you care. GRUMPY GRANNY: There is nothing like calling all your friends and relatives to try to wrangle an invitation … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing

I have this thing for popcorn — popcorn with salt. My popcorn passion comes from childhood. We popped it on the stove in those days, and I knew how much oil and how much corn to add to get it … Continue reading

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Delicious Rewards?

My lunch bag finally came, the one I was saving frozen diet-dinner boxes for all that time. It is really cute and I like it, even if I did have to save boxes for a hundred years to get it. … Continue reading

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Fashionable and Free

“Free lunch bag,” said the advertisement. “Hum, that’s pretty cute,” I thought. “I wouldn’t mind to have one of those. So what’s the catch?” If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it is that nothing is free that … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking?

It seems every time I turn on the TV, someone is cooking something. I don’t really want any cooking lessons. Been there — done that — as the saying goes. Some people lament that they can’t cook. I guess it would worry me … Continue reading

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The Sandwich

How complicated can a sandwich be? The act of buying a sandwich has become so difficult that it almost isn’t worth the trouble. The other day I decided to have sandwiches instead of supper. It would only take a few minutes … Continue reading

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Kicking the Candy Habit

It’s the season for sweets, and I LOVE old-fashioned hard Christmas candy. Sugar is not treated as a negative by our society. We give cookies to our children, use candy as a reward for good behavior, and celebrate birthdays, weddings, … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Secret Recipe

Holiday season always brings to mind a traditional holiday favorite — fruitcake. So many jokes have been made about tasteless fruitcake that there are not many left. People joke about fruitcake like you buy at the supermarket or receive as … Continue reading

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