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Remnants of a Meal: My Relationship with Dirty Dishes

October 11, 2017 Blog

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I have a disdain for dishes, especially if they are still hanging around long after I’ve digested the meal. Yet all around me lie remnants of a meal — on the table, counters, floor and sink. All I want to do is get out of the day’s ‘work’ clothes and get into something comfortable and […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

February 26, 2017 Breakfast

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  We’re not much a sour cream family, so when we have it in the house — for taco night, for example – there is usually a tub of leftover sour cream sitting untouched in the fridge. That’s when I pull out this recipe. The sour cream gives it a moist and creamy texture, and […]

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For the Love of Coffee: Giving Decaf Another Chance

November 30, 2016 coffee

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A guest post from Andrea Piccolo, Brand Manager, Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc. Families are busy. But it’s “good busy.” Between making mud pies and real pies, coloring books and washing away scribbles on the wall, our homes are full of activities. To be ready to take on a full day, many of us […]

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Somebody Moved my Cheese (or, Falling in Love with my Chemex)

August 9, 2016 Blog

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Sixteen years ago as I was readying to move across country from Miami to Santa Monica, a friend gave me a copy of Who Moved My Cheese?, by Dr. Spencer Johnson. It was an appropriate gift. I had lived in Miami for 12 years and was happy with my life, my job, my friends. Basically, […]

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Ten Summer Recipes

July 19, 2016 Blog

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We’re always in search of  fun ways to refresh ourselves during the summer, so we dug deep into our recipe box for some old favorites, and then added some new ones we just tried. Perfect for kids and adults alike, these recipes are sure to please. 1. Semifreddo Who says you can’t enjoy homemade ice […]

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