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I have a secret: I'm a carboholic. Potatoes? Love 'em. Bread? Yes, please. Pasta? Pass me a fork. But, in spite of my love for all things carby, I also recognize that moderation is my friend and it wouldn't kill me to skimp on the starchy stuff every so often.

This Thai shrimp is one of
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We're very lucky in our family: no food allergies or other dietary restrictions outside of the occasional self-imposed decree that it's time to cut back on the coffee . . . or the sweets . . . or the wine. But there are so many people out there who have to carefully watch their diet
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At our house, we try to have a salad with about every other meal. Not only is it an easy way to add a few more veggies to our diet, but it's a super-easy side item that pairs nicely with almost everything. The only problem? We fall very easily into a salad rut: romaine, cucumber,
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I'm a member of the "get it now" generation. The temptation of instant gratification arrived fairly early in my life, the byproduct of remote controls, drive-thru windows, and one of my personal favorites, the microwave oven. After all these years, the microwave and I still have a pretty tight relationship; it zaps comforting cups of
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I love butter. Dearly. Sometimes I think if I didn't love butter so much, I might spend a little less time wondering who shrunk my jeans. That said, any time I can find a recipe that works a little butter into the mix without turning it into a Paula Deen recipe, I'm a
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Last week, Peony shared some tips with us on how to have a lovely, low-pressure Valentine's Day. As part of the Valentine's Day fanfare, most of us are looking for a dessert that's impressive, but won't find us spending hours in the kitchen. This, my friends, is just the thing -- cute little
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My friends, today is World Nutella Day. A day all about decadence. Decadence and Nutella, that wonderful hazelnut spread that makes people all over the world* swoon in delight. Perfectly nutty and chocolatey, I can eat the stuff straight from a spoon. I try not to though (okay, not much) and,
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One of my "resolutions" for 2010 has been to get re-focused on finding/developing great dinner recipes that don't take a lot of time to put together. There's nothing better than a really great meal on an otherwise "regular" day, but most weekdays we find it really difficult to come home and spend an hour and
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Most nights, a couple of hours after dinner, I find myself thinking about dessert. Scavenging around the kitchen looking for something sweet, I discover I have a few choices: skip dessert, grab a big glass of water, and try to distract myself; sniff out the nearest chocolate bar or bowl of ice cream and indulge
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I spent six days traveling recently, and I realized just how far we can wander from our normal eating habits while away from home. We dash from meeting to meeting or tourist stop to tourist stop, grabbing a coffee and a bagel here and an antipasto platter there, all while trying to pass these things
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