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The Simple Life: Use What You Have

It’s amazing how many people hate onions, and a good portion of the populace could go the rest of their lives without seeing one on their kitchen counter: “Ooooooh! They’re so HOT. Yucky Yucky Ooooh.” Oh, please, people; ┬álet’s move … Continue reading

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Recipe: 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

“Oh yuck. I hate pumpkin.” Did you really just say that? My friend, my friend — pumpkin is your buddy. The canned stuff is cheap, and the ingredients list is short. Here, I’ll read you the list off of a … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Eating Together

One of the things you learn, when you set out to live the simple life, is this: It’s really simpler than you think. You don’t need to join an Encouragement Group, or fill out a series of charts, or buy … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Eating out by Eating in

This last week, the Norwegian Artist and I celebrated 31 years of marriage with a special dinner for four. What should have cost $170 ran a little under $25. Do I have access to a coupon code that you don’t? … Continue reading

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Recipe: Risotto Resztki (Leftovers)

Risotto is an Italian rice dish, but I’m an American of proud Polish background. What I create will no doubt cause a true Italian, and probably a Pole from the Old Country, to cringe, but oh well. If I stuck … Continue reading

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Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin Ice Cream

With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season this week, it’s a given that this week’s recipe will involve pumpkin. Lucky you — I originally was going to give you just one recipe — that for Pumpkin Pancakes — but as … Continue reading

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Seeking the Simple Life

Ah, the simple life. So many of us crave this so intensely, it makes our addiction to potato chips look minor. I know one woman who is convinced that the only way she will find the simple life is by … Continue reading

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Shop Like a Man

My husband,┬áThe Norwegian Artist, is a really boring person to go shopping with. I’d say that he shops like a man, except that in this politically correct environment which spews smog over every thought we have and word we utter, … Continue reading

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Read the Article, Not Just the Title

By contemporary standards, I am inept, because it takes me eight minutes to tap out a simple text on my ancient (two years?) Star Trek communicator fliptop phone. My daughters laugh and laugh. However, I do have a skill that … Continue reading

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Recipe: Simple Breaded Chicken

In our house, boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts are fast food, because they take 20-30 minutes to cook. I know. Chicken is mass produced and not under the best conditions, but I close my eyes and buy as natural … Continue reading

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