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Sticker Shock: Mai’s Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

by Maile January 7, 2014

Sneaking out the door to the grocery (by the grace of God I am able to steal away several hours each week to go shopping BY MYSELF; a priceless gift, I know), Shawn shouted down to me from his office upstairs, “Babe, could you pick up some hummus while you’re out?” Draped in reusable grocery [...]

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Foodie Friday: A Visit From The Spirit of My Grandma in a Walmart Aisle

by Maile July 12, 2013

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of articles floating around the web with intriguing yet disturbing titles, such as “The 8 Worst Foods You Can Eat” or “10 Dangers Lurking in Your Grocery Aisles” or “The Top Five Foods Currently in Your Pantry That Will Lead to Your Premature Death” or “What’s in the Food You [...]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Poison Ivy (And How I Found Out the Hard Way)

by Maile July 10, 2013

1. Make sure you KNOW (not “kind of know” or “maybe know” or “have a general idea”) what poison ivy looks like. FYI, it looks like the above picture. I presumably didn’t KNOW, and therefore, the fun of “not KNOWING” began two weeks ago on a Thursday night. After a superb dinner of perfectly grilled [...]

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Foodie Friday: How Yogurt is Like Coca-Cola

by Maile July 5, 2013

So my husband brought this little clip to my attention this week, and what these guys have to say about yogurt vs. Coke got me rethinking my grocery aisle choices, especially in regards to the food I’m placing before my kids. In addition, they bring the “man behind the curtain” to the forefront, making consumers [...]

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The Nameless Boy Who Broke My Heart

by Maile July 3, 2013

For the first few months, I thought about him everyday. I’d never met him, didn’t even have a face to put with my thoughts, just a vague image my mind had created: a ten-year-old boy, not unlike my own son in some ways, but very different in one nightmarish way. This boy was trafficked. I [...]

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