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Pecan Pie I’m Not Afraid To Eat

My Grandma Walker was an expert pie maker. She made mince pies, fruit pies, cream pies, and my favorite, pecan pie. Although I have not eaten one of her pies in over 30 years, I still remember how they tasted – perfect! My own mom made very good pies, too, and I made her teach …

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Winter Is Really Here

It’s been a good year, in many ways. Weather inspires me, probably because I live in Colorado where the weather is pleasant so much of the time. Our summer was not terribly hot, autumn was temperate and full of colorful leaves (and yes, a big flood, which was scary and messy.) Now, it’s snowing and …

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Cookware That Makes Me Happy!

I know it’s the feminine way to be excited about gifts such as roses & diamonds. (Well, I do like roses.) However, I’ve never cared about acquiring fancy jewelry as much as great cookware. It doesn’t really take a lot to meet my needs for our meal preparations, & I have a small kitchen, so …

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Wrapping Up 2012

Christmas is over. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Today is gone, today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, or some other holiday, I think  it’s a good time to rest & reflect, now that we can all exhale. (This time of year, the traffic alone has me holding …

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Do We Know How to Heal?

Everyone is busy, especially now. So I’ve used that as an excuse not to publish a blog for several days longer than usual. Honestly, though, I’ve been putting it off because I feel I cannot go on without addressing the recent Sandy Hook tragedy. I wanted to write about the fact that the holidays are …

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Sugar Season is Here! (6 Tips to Help You Navigate)

Okay, we’ve already established that we Americans eat A LOT of sugar, right? Well, it seems to me that Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day has got to be the peak time for consumption of the white stuff. Those attractive little red & green foil wrappers are just the beginning… So what will you do? Are …

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Survive or Thrive?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, & although I’ve already written about it, I feel it’s worthy of one more look. I have numerous friends & acquaintances who have mentioned some rather mixed attitudes toward these next few days of feasting, traveling, family, etc. The holiday that is supposed to be about gratitude can end up being more …

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