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Tomato Mozzarella ala Shelley

tomato mozzarella

I love love love tomato mozzarella salad! There aren’t to many things that taste as “fresh” to me as this. Shelley’s Balsamic Vinaigrette Makes approximately 4 servings Ingredients: 2 T canola oil or olive oil 6 T balsamic vinegar 2 T chopped shallots 2 T Dijon mustard ½ t minced fresh garlic Pinch of black […]

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Oprah still can teach you something about yourself

  Yesterday morning a new bloggy buddy of mine who I had the pleasure of traipsing around San Diego with at blogher, tweeted me that she was on the train heading for the windy city of Chicago. I thought “hmmm wonder what she is heading there for and I think I even asked while getting […]

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Portobello and Pasta, Yum!

lasagna roll ups

Over the last year I have tried many new foods one of which I have come to love is Portobello mushrooms; they are woody as well as meaty, I have even used them in place of a burger on the grill which is de-licious! But today we are talking about adding them to lasagna and […]

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12 uses for keeping calm with Lavender

Add 2-3 drops to your bath salts for a soothing magical bath and Relaaxxx… Add 12 drops per 1 oz of skin care oil for a relaxing massage. Add 9 drops to 3 tablespoons of water in a candle lamp diffuser. Place 2-3 drops of lavender oil onto your sandals at night to leave them […]

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Grilled Caesar Salad

canyon ranch grilled Caesar salad

I have always been a huge fan of Caesar Salad, love the velvety dressing, love the crunch, even love the little salty anchovies.  So when we visited Canyon Ranch I had to try their version which is grilled and it did not disappoint! At the ranch they served this with sun dried tomatoes. Since visiting the ranch I […]

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10 Fun Facts About Apples

Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States. Most apples are still picked by hand in the fall. The crabapple is the only apple native to North America. A medium apple is about 80 calories. It takes the […]

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Nothing quite like a parfait… for breakfast

Greek yogurt parfait

I have become a breakfast kind of gal; however it has to be something “special.” No boring cereal for me, unless it is steal cut oats and fruit, yum, however that’s another recipe..,. Today we are talkin’ parfaits… I know you are saying parfait for breakfast? Why yes we are! A wonderful mixture of oats, […]

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10 Zenful thoughts

….for starting out the second half of my life I had a wonderful birthday week and spent some time on the eastern shore reflecting and came up with this wonderful list of “zenful” thoughts… 1. Forgive-if you cannot forgive others for what they have done to you; at least forgive yourself for not being able […]

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What’s the skinny on water?

refreshing cucumber mint water

photo credit: wwarby Since I was a young adult and started with my first “diet” one thing that was constantly drilled into my head aside from the obvious that eating cake and cookies are a big no no on a “diet” was drink water… And somewhere along the way drinking 8 glasses of water a […]

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