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Shredded Chicken… is there an easier way?

Shredded Chicken… is there an easier way?

I love using shredded chicken in recipes.  I use it for quesadillas, chicken soup, chicken salad , buffalo chicken dip… and that’s just for starters.   On the other hand, I hate the actual shredding of the chicken.  I used to get my son to do it.  I would tell him I...

Surviving Breast Cancer as a New Mom

Surviving Breast Cancer as a New Mom

“I’m sorry but there was cancer present” My two year old was in his high chair eating cheerios and watching Big Bird on Sesame Street. My newborn was sleeping peacefully next to his big brother. “This cannot be happening”. The world stopped spinning in that moment....

Real Food Ice-cream Adventures

Real Food Ice-cream Adventures

Yes, it is summertime in New England. We had an extra-long winter, skipped spring and slammed straight into summer with its hot and humid weather. With this type of weather comes the inevitable craving for something sweet and cold to cool you down. Not unlike Chevy...

Some Practical Thoughts on Self-Care

Some Practical Thoughts on Self-Care

I am no gardener, nor do I play one on TV. I dislike dirt, bugs scare me and it’s, well, work. I do like the results with pretty flowers and super fresh vegetables, so I decided I would try to garden a bit myself. Push beyond my comfort zone and try new things. It...

Warning: Relaxation is not Stress-Free!

Warning: Relaxation is not Stress-Free!

I have always been a tad uptight, anxious even.   For those who know me well, if my parents named me “Pretzel”, no one would even blink an eye.  With my cancer history I got away with not having to address my stress very often, as folks just figured I had a right to...

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