Spinach with Sauteed Tomatoes

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Blueberry Muffins

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The Problem with “Not A Problem”

Having had manners instilled—okay, beaten—into me from a young age, I am accustomed to thanking everyone for everything. For some reason I apologize to everyone for everything, too, but that’s a topic in itself… and it requires a professional. Sorry about the digression. So it is that I customarily thank cashiers after I make a [...]

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Girl-Time Therapy

Comare Soiree While planning a gathering of some peasans (don’t let the Italian-French title fool you), it occurred to me that Mom always emphasized the importance of girls having girl-time and boys having guy-time. Matriarchs usually give such advice, and seldom do we listen to it, but that never stopped Mom from offering her two [...]

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Ban Poetic License

In this day and age no English-speaking people should employ poetic license. By definition, poetic license is the right assumed by poets to alter or invert standard syntax or to depart from common diction or pronunciation to comply with the metrical or tonal requirements of their writing. More commonly, however, poetic license is sometimes employed [...]

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The Power of Now

My summer mission is to get a good tan. I’ve been to the beach twice in the past three weeks and both times the clouds rolled in and it rained. And both times I had with me a book that was given to me that I’m struggling to read. I think this last beach day [...]

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Bad Money

Nothing good comes of bad money. Case in point: the casino industry. One by one, Atlantic City casinos are falling like dominoes. Sure you can blame casinos in Philadelphia and New York, but think about the state of Atlantic City during the casino industry’s robust years. Politicians pushed gambling, promising—as they always do—a boon for [...]

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Lime Balsamic Vinaigrette

The best way to get the most out of summer is to Lime it Up! Lime zest is sweet. Lime pulp is refreshing. Lime’s rind makes your cheeks pucker. Try this simple, quick dressing on a spring mix salad–preferably one with roasted red peppers, walnuts, strawberry slices, mandarin slices, and provolone cheese. Once you put [...]

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Independence Day

U.S. Declaration of Independence When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a [...]

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