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Sandy Philpott
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Name That Thingamabob
This evening, I was puttering around in the office while my husband dug around in the kids' playroom searching for a missing TV remote, when suddenly I heard him blurt out some kind of happy-sounding noise. I asked if he had found the remote, and he respond...

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How I Became the Bionic Woman
Some of you who know me personally are aware that I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 25, roughly half my lifetime ago. Most of you who know me personally (especially if you follow me on Facebook) are aware that I had joint replacement surgery on m...

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Book Review: "Hag-Seed" by Margaret Atwood
Many authors have re-envisioned Shakespeare's plays using contemporary settings and contemporary language, with  varying degrees of success.  What makes Margaret Atwood's "Hag-Seed", a re-envisioning of Shakespeare's "The Tempest", so interesting is that it...

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No-Cook Recipes
My husband is fond of saying that he doesn't cook, he just heats. But some recipes don't even require heating - and in the summertime, that's often exactly what I'm looking for. Admittedly, there aren't a lot of entrees in this category, but on a hot, stick...

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2017 Tony Awards: Red Carpet Review
Sadly, the red carpet for the Tony awards gets much less coverage that most red carpet events.  I'm not sure why, because most theatrical performers are, not surprisingly, dramatic.  And we all love to dress up at the drop of a hat.  Yet I struggled to find...

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Unusual Recipes That I'd Really like to Try
I'm an adventurous cook in the sense that I like to try out new recipes, but not in the sense of trying out recipes with especially unusual ingredients or techniques. My family is somewhat picky, and I don't want to end up throwing out an entire meal (or ea...

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Best Herb Recipes
I love this time of year for a lot of reasons, one of which is that my herb garden is happily thriving. I love using fresh herbs in all kinds of recipes. Here are some of my favorite recipes for cooking and cocktails. Basil Basil is a staple in my herb gard...

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Elegant Mocktail Recipes
Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that I love experimenting with (and sharing) new cocktail recipes. But it can be surprisingly fun to come up with interesting and different non-alcoholic drinks. Mocktails can be just as elegant and fun and cocktails...

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Cannes Film Festival 2017: Red Carpet Review
A friend of mine mentioned that she was watching the Cannes red carpet. I'm ashamed to admit that I wasn't even aware that there WAS a red carpet at Cannes. So I dutifully googled, and guess what? There are apparently MULTIPLE red carpet opportunities at Ca...

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Easy Summer Dinner Winners
I don't know about you, but I can't wait to get back to cooking on the grill, eating cold foods, and simplifying meals for the summer. As much as I love me a hearty casserole, throwing a slab of meat and some vegetables on the grill is a dinner winner in my...
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