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Undercover Caterer
Egg Nog Pumpkin Bread

Dec 9, 2013

Hi! What did you guys do this weekend?  I picked up my tree from the local Mexican supermarket parking lot, decorated it, went to a political fundraiser, hung out with my kids, bought my dog some sweaters and burned two batches of popcorn. Oh, and I listened to a lot of Christmas music.  Good...

Foods for the Soul
Eggnog Donut Holes

Eggnog Donut Holes

Healthy eggnog-flavored donut holes that are baked, not fried! Dipped in sweet cinnamon sugar for a festive holiday treat.     While serving jury duty in April, another lady and I exchanged pleasantries in the spacious courthouse break room during…

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Foods for the Soul
Gluten-Free Gingerbread

Gluten-Free Gingerbread

Moist gluten-free gingerbread loaf that’s soft and spicy. A festive low-fat and healthy treat for the holiday season!     A year ago, my mom dropped a bombshell on me. After we both scheduled to play hooky from work, Mom…

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Undercover Caterer
Cyber Monday — 5R Farm

Dec 2, 2013

You may or may not have noticed a little box on the sidebar of this here blog advertising 5R Farm.  It’s owned and run by my friends Stacy and Sean.  Stacy is the maker of soaps and lotions, as well as the chicken whisperer.  I’m not sure if the chickens came before the soaps...

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Foods for the Soul
Sunday Funday #8

Sunday Funday #8

In this Sunday Funday Series, I share little tidbits and finds from my week that brought a smile to my face, in the hope that they’ll do the same to you!       1. Gobble, Gobble! Last weekend, an old…

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The Blue Muse
Thirdsgiving and other things

Nov 30, 2013
Thirdsgiving and other things

Something I learned today: Zumba is incredibly difficult when you have gravy coursing through your veins. Like me, this week.We just finished "Thirdsgiving"--our third Thanksgiving meal in four days. It's the price of being well loved I guess.Despite t...

The Blue Muse
One month to finish all the things

Nov 30, 2013
One month to finish all the things

Well, crap.It just occurred to me that putting up Christmas decor = almost December = end of the year = I ONLY HAVE ONE MONTH LEFT TO FINISH ALL THE 2013 GOALS!The all-caps should indicate to you, dear reader, that I am nowhere close to finishing said ...

The Blue Muse
Flying turkeys!

Nov 28, 2013
Flying turkeys!

I know I've been home alone too long when I start to talk to the dog. It's one of the perils of telecommuting--forgetting social conventions, acting like that white fluff ball actually understands English.But yesterday, it was turkeys.Backyard turkeys....

Foods for the Soul
16 Best Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dishes

Nov 26, 2013
16 Best Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dishes

My family fell behind on a lot of our holidays this year. We scheduled our Mother’s and Father’s Day Brunches a week late, and my dad finally blew out the candles on his favorite cheesecake two weeks after we sang “Happy…

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Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Monday — Turkey Roasted in Foil

Nov 25, 2013

Vintage turkey!  Other than using a better roasting pan, we make the same one. Same dressing (not stuffing), same of almost everything. I suppose it comes down to the old ‘if it ain’t broke scenario’.  Of course, I like turkey, but I like it more the next day laying between two slices of white...

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