Scallops with Mango & Cherry Tomatoes

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I’ve been experimenting with recipes that incorporate scallops because it’s a dish I find very challenging.  I love ordering them at restaurants, but never seem to be able to recreate the same tastes in my own kitchen.  Last night, I made scallops with cherry tomatoes and mango using this recipe by Bal Arneson.  I was excited when I first discovered…

Chasing the Wind

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I’ve always been amazed by children’s self-confidence and how completely fearless they seem to be.  It’s refreshing to see how (what seems to an adult) the smallest of things can bring such happiness to a child.  Last weekend, I saw this adorable little boy running up and down the hills, having the time of his life with nothing but a trash…

Weekend Wrap

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With the media frenzy surrounding the high Mississippi water levels and the general unease that seems to inundate (no pun intended) the city at times like these, the perfect weather this weekend seemed like a much-appreciated reprieve.  Friday evening, I stayed in for a cozy “Dinner and a Movie” night (Cyrus was an interesting watch).  The better part of Saturday…

Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

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During the week, I love muffins as a breakfast choice because they are incredibly convenient, highly portable, and I can make enough for a few days with less than an hour of work.  I do, however, have a bad habit of getting stuck in a “recipe rut” – when my boyfriend recently remarked that we had been eating pumpkin muffins…

Weekend Wrap

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In my opinion, weekends were created specifically for indulging, and we’ve done more than our fair share over these last couple of days. Friday night was Date Night and my first experience at Ralph’s on the Park, which is in such a mood-boosting locale overlooking City Park. (Also, the disgruntled shrimp appetizer is to-die-for!) Saturday afternoon, we took some friends…