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Easy as Pie

Yes, I know it’s the Holiday season and that means a few more indulgences. It also means lots social events such as the office potluck or the family and friends get together and of course that most important holiday dinner.  Pies are definitely an essential indulgence at this time of the year and anytime that calls for a celebration. There’s …

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A Perfect Turkey Holiday

So you’re hosting the family this year for Thanksgiving.  Yikes, that means you’re responsible for roasting a tender juicy bird with golden brown crispy skin. Everyone will be expecting nothing short of that.  None of this bone dry pale turkey that usually happens to the best of cooks.  Not to worry; the recipe below, followed exactly, will produce a perfect …

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Paleo Dieting: How Is It Restrictive?

We hear it all the time: “Paleo is so restrictive!” Umm, not really! It all comes down to perspective. If you think you can’t eat bacon & eggs, or ribeye steak, or seafood because of the cholesterol and saturated fat – now, that’s what WE call restrictive. What should you eat on a Paleo Diet? Paleo is about “JERF”-ing. Just-Eat-Real-Food-ing. There …

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It’s Never Going to Be Perfect

It’s that time of year when many people start to do a self-evaluation of their current state, how they have progressed and where they want to be. It’s no different for me as I turn 58 years old in a few days. Also around this time of year I usually set up a doctor’s appointment and get a very comprehensive …

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Kicking & Screaming!

Five years ago no one could have convinced me that I was going to transform my life. I would have thought that they were smoking something funny.  To tell me that at 52 years old, severely overweight, fighting ever worsening diabetes for over 15 years, unable to go up a flight of stairs without practically passing out that I would …

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It’s a Lifestyle

I really don’t like the word “diet.” Makes me cringe. On a “diet?” OMG that seems like punishment. Diets have end-points. “Imma gonna diet for 6 months to look good at the beach!” But, when the diet is over, it’s back to the same-ole-same-ole and soon all the hard-won gains are gone. And, I hate it when someone tells me …

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Hero

I have thought for a long time about writing this piece. It might seem a little weird for a wife to write something like this about her husband. But that is how I see him, a hero; my hero. The word hero can mean many different things to many people. In the regular use of the word it usually means someone …

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Who Me?

As I write this (late July, 2013), I find myself staring at “the big 6-1.” It’s much less noteworthy than its predecessor. I do still feel “young at heart;” say, 30? That makes me a 30yo with 30 years’ worth of experience! Thirty is a number I can deal with, but 61 …? Who, me? The question of disbelief, “who, …