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By     |    Oct 3, 2009
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Learning How to Order a Coffee, Part I

It seems like this should be a no-brainer, right? Outside of the coffee boutique world, the universal sign for “I want to buy something” is for the buyer to simply open their wallet. The person at the cash register is normally more than happy to do the rest and is incredibly likely to make the buyer feel like a genius for thinking of it. But with “café” buying, things can […]

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By     |    Sep 15, 2009
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Smile and Say Cheese! Finale

Part III: All is Right With the World as I Hit the Cheese Festival (See Part I: Rookie Cheesemonger and Part II: The Cheddar Meltdown, for pre-story) Returning back to my volunteering at the American Cheese Society Annual Conference after a bit of warm sunshine and a delicious crepe for lunch, I felt a surge of energy and almost bounded back to the table for my next assignment. I wasn’t […]

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Healthy Weeknight Dinner Time Hack: Roasted Vegetables
By     |    Sep 1, 2009
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Healthy Weeknight Dinner Time Hack: Roasted Vegetables

This week, I’m trying a new method (based on a plan from a book I picked up used on Amazon, Katie Brown’s Weekends) to decrease our meal preparation issues during the work week and to also try to get us to eat more veggies, less meat. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE meat. That’s sort of the problem. In Texas, steak is about the same price as chicken or other […]

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By     |    Aug 11, 2009
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Smile and Say Cheese! Part II

Part II: The Cheddar Meltdown (See Part 1: Rookie Cheesemonger, for pre-story) Volunteering at the American Cheese Society’s conference, I was assigned as a cheese trolley girl, which essentially meant that I spent the morning pushing large trolleys of the stuff out of the kitchen, to the elevator, and then to the refrigerated truck; then brought back other cheeses from the truck, back on the elevator to the deep cooler. […]

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By     |    Aug 10, 2009
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Smile and Say Cheese! Part I

Part 1: Rookie Cheesemonger I have stumbled upon a universal truth…that the one week where you would have lots to blog about, you will, by definition not have time to do so. So begins my multi-part blog post on my recent “experience du fromage.” It is an understatement to say that I love cheese, as would it be to say that at least a few of the extra pounds I […]

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By     |    Jul 14, 2009
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Now I’m cooking!

This will be a huge shock to those who know me best. I have been cooking this month…a lot! Okay, well, a lot for me. Maybe it’s the influence of the trailer for Julie and Julia (which looks awesome…LOVE Meryl Streep as Julia Child), or maybe its No Spend Month’s siren call to make the best of what we’ve already got, or maybe I’m just finally learning some things by […]

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