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Cook, Eat, Share

Is that the best name for a foodie website? Cook, eat, share? This is a recipe for a summer salad made from corn and orzo that came from This is a recipe my mom has been making for years. Light, fresh, and delicious. It’s a great summer side salad [...]

2012-06-22T16:47:59+00:00June 22, 2012|Whats for dinner|0 Comments

Civics for Kids

All this talk about the economy has me thinking about what young people can do to earn an extra buck. In fact, right now I am employing a teenage girl from the neighborhood. I'm out of town and need someone to walk the dogs and feed the cat. I'm going [...]

2012-06-22T16:41:11+00:00June 22, 2012|Civics for Kids|0 Comments

Boring? Anything but.

Matt Taibbi writes in his latest Rolling Stone post that 2012 is the most boring Election year ever. I would argue it's one of the most important election years ever. We have an electorate that identifies as 20% Independent and polls that show the Presidential candidates are neck and neck. [...]

2012-06-22T16:28:57+00:00June 22, 2012|General Interest|0 Comments

Keeping it Real

From Maressa Brown/The Stir/ As a tween, there was almost nothing I loved more than magazines. I read all the usual early '90s suspects ... Sassy (then JANE), YM, and of course, Seventeen. I caught hell from classmates for bringing Seventeen onto the playground as a fifth grader. Even if I secretly [...]

2012-06-18T10:30:29+00:00June 18, 2012|Civics for Kids|0 Comments

The Mom Vivant / Summer Fun-tasy!

You know how Americans flocked to the movies during the Great Depression? Well, how about Moms flocking to celebrity gossip rags during a Summer when the economy is still limping along? I thought it would be fun to reprint an article from People on what celebrities are doing this Summer. [...]

2012-06-12T15:33:58+00:00June 12, 2012|The Mom Vivant|0 Comments

No cook meal for a hot summer night

From Real Ingredients 1  15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed 1/2  cup raisins 1/4  cup chopped roasted red peppers 1/4  cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 scallions, sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil kosher salt and black pepper 1/2 pound Manchego cheese, sliced 1/4 pound thinly sliced Serrano ham or prosciutto 1/2 cup mixed olives 1/2 small loaf country bread Directions In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas, [...]

2012-06-12T15:42:52+00:00June 12, 2012|Whats for dinner|0 Comments
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