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Sep, 2018

Yesterday, before leaving for the day, I put a turkey roast and vegetables in the outdoor crockpot. Feeling especially smug, I even got busy with

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13
Sep, 2018

First came to brisket in the outdoor slow cooker. Today, I borrowed an instant pot from my friend R., and I’m christening it outside on

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10
Jul, 2017

I can’t bake. I have horrible handwriting. I can do no sport which calls for hand-eye coordination or the use of a bat, racket, or

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15
May, 2017

It’s that time of year. At least twice a week I get this sort of email: Dear Parent, please send in pictures of your child

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28
Apr, 2015

I like a good cookbook. If I know what I want to cook, but don’t know how to cook it, I will sometimes search for

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19
Jun, 2014

It’s the last day of school and my first summer resolution is born: To teach them ALL to clear the table and load the dishwasher.

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14
May, 2014

It was inevitable. Although I made it through seven years of the Pacific NW with my sense of humor (somewhat) in tact, it seems that

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2
Jan, 2014

I must have brought the underwhelming, underperforming snow with me from Seattle. All day long we were barraged with reports of coming blizzard that would

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29
Nov, 2013

The modern version of the enemy of my enemy is my friend — when you meet someone new and discover you are both annoyed by

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21
May, 2013

I’ve often watched my patient, calm, friends lose it with their kids and frankly, there are few things I enjoy watching more. Me, if I

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