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Easy Peasy Summer Supper

I think busy people share one thing in common.  We love meals that are easy and quick to prepare.  Here’s a Curried Apple Chicken Salad that is one of my family’s favorites.  When I worked in downtown Portland I use … Continue reading

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Learn the Secret to Making the World’s Best Sweet Tea

 If you want to know how to brew a good cup of coffee ask someone from the Pacific Northwest but, if you want to make the best sweet tea in the world ask someone who lives south of the Mason … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Heavy I’m Your Sista

After spending the last couple of weeks trying to make healthier choices in my eating I got on the scale and discovered I’d lost 5 lbs.  Wuhoo!  And just when I thought I would never want another sweet treat in … Continue reading

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Fathers…..Everybody has One

Today is Father’s Day and like a lot of other families we got together to celebrate the Dads in ours.  At the risk of sounding like a Hallmark card, I want to say that we are blessed to have strong … Continue reading

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Grandkids are Sweetener for the Soul

This week our family celebrated a momentous occasion.  Our oldest granddaughter Madison graduated from Middle School.  Actually our grandson Austin is also being promoted to high school; however, since he is home schooled there was no graduation ceremony.  We will honor … Continue reading

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Exercise Lumber Jack Style

We just got back from the beach and I’m happy to report that we ate healthy and got plenty of exercise.  Mopar Man wants you all to know that you’re welcome to come and “exercise” at our beach property any … Continue reading

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Telling My Fat to Take a Hike

Okay, Mopar Man and I walked again today.  That makes three times this week YEAH!  Last year I learned an important lesson about stretching before walking.  With my usual “all or nothing at all” mentality I began a walking regiem that … Continue reading

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The Weigh, the Spoof and the Bite

 I got some great responses to yesterday’s blog on beginning a healthy lifestyle.  Be sure to click on “comments” at the end of the blog to get some great tips on how to make healthier choices.  One person told me … Continue reading

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“Diet” is a Four Letter Word

Okay, today’s the day!  I am officially making a decision to develop healthier habits.  First of all let me tell you that I have been dieting off and on since I was about 12 years old. I’ve tried every weight … Continue reading

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Pooped in Portland

I had to say goodbye to our doctor today.  After serving our family for more than 40 years he is retiring.  Even with the advent of HMO’s we have managed to stay with him for more than four decades.  That’s … Continue reading

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