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Stayin’ Alive in yet another home

As another house move adventure begins, I realize there’s a word to describe Charlie and I…gypsies. One of my favorite columnists, Marni Jameson, beat me to it in her Orlando Sentinel column, “Moving: Lessons from the Gypsy Camp.”  As a home-stager, Marni has an excuse for her many moves…not sure ... Read More »

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November Crazy Travel Roundup

Sadly this month’s offerings are a bit slim, but travel season hasn’t hit it’s peak yet. Drunk Florida woman riding a horse charged with a DUI A 53-year-old Florida woman was arrested and charged with a DUI, though she wasn’t really driving, but rather drunk riding a horse down a ... Read More »

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CoolSculpting and cognitive dissonance

Ironically, It is the holy grail of plastic surgery. I say ironic because it is not really surgery at all. What is it? It is the removal of unwanted fat and tightening loose skin without having to go through an operation with its attendant costs, risks, postoperative pain, and scars. ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Pork Milanese

Pork Milanese with Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti is my Morning Mix recipe of the week. This Italian specialty from PorkBeInspired.com and the National Pork Board would be great with steamed asparagus or a simple green salad drizzled with vinaigrette. By the way, cacio e pepe means cheese and pepper. Look ... Read More »

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Holiday Travel Gifts, A Podcast

Holiday gift time already? Of course, so why not combine gift ideas with a podcast. Gifts don’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful. Listen for a few “thoughtful” gifts, some of which just might complete your holiday shopping.   Amazon Fire Stick USB Power Bank Cable Organizer Texture Packing Cubes ... Read More »

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Easy Pear Sauce

Easy Pear Sauce from Florida Crystals is a great gift from the kitchen this holiday season. The recipe works great as is but I often drizzle in bourbon or spiced rum for extra flavor. Easy Pear Sauce Yield: 4 gifts 4 (8-ounce) sterilized glass canning jars, lids and rings 6 ... Read More »

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Walnut-Crusted Roast

Walnut-Crusted Roast makes a great presentation on the holiday table. Eye of round is lean cut that works very well with toppings that form a crust. To make sure your roast cooks properly always use a meat thermometer. Serve with blue cheese mashed potatoes. To make, blend 4 cups warm, ... Read More »

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Thar’s mold in them thar hills…….

Mold, fungi, yeast. They are literally everywhere. Yeast are so ubiquitous that you can make sourdough bread starter just by leaving some warm water mixed with flour out in the open for a few days. Yeast from the environment will populate the liquid and ferment the flour. Likewise, mold and ... Read More »

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