Category Archives: Food Shopping

Eyelashes on a Car

I haven’t written my next Home Reno blog post about our third-floor renovation. Do you mind? I thought not. I have many tasks to accomplish, but I can’t focus on doing one task well when I have a dozen more clamoring for attention … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts: Shaved, Sauteed & Delish

My Mom and I were in Ohio recently visiting her brother and his wife. My Uncle Chester and Aunt Shirley are great relatives. They are adventurers who love to visit new places, do things just for the fun of them and … Continue reading

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Hilton Head, S.C.: The Beach Is Great, But Have You Tried the Cupcakes?

During my three weeks in Bluffton, S.C. I drove across the bridges to Hilton Head Island a number of times. I love the beach and the drive took an easy 30 minutes versus the hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic it takes … Continue reading

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LYFE Kitchen: Tastes Like Homemade

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you: I love to cook for my family and myself. But sometimes my life rushes by in a blur and I need to provide a healthy meal in no time flat. I … Continue reading

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Bluffton, S.C. Farmer’s Market: Variety!

When you go on vacation do you eat out every meal? Once a day? With three weeks to explore the Bluffton, S.C. area, I figured I’d mix it up some. I mostly prepared my own breakfast and lunch (leftover pizza … Continue reading

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First Looks: The Greater Bluffton, S.C. Area

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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Round 2: Marinara Sauce with Tuttorosso Tomatoes

Tuttorosso brand puts out quality tomato products; I know since I received a 3-can gift pack of tomatoes from the company recently and I road tested the whole peeled tomatoes here. (Click on the link and enter to win a … Continue reading

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Round 1: Tomato Sauce with Tuttorosso Tomatoes

When I gather ingredients for an Italian-American recipe I go with what I know: fresh basil, fresh garlic, real celery, real onions and fresh ground pepper, to name a few. One of the most important ingredients in many Italian-American recipes I … Continue reading

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Fairway Market: Chasing Rock Stars

Recently I drove a short 12 minutes from my home in Montclair, N.J. to a newly opened Fairway Market in Woodland Park, N.J. I wanted to meet Rock Stars and I’d heard Fairway was the place to find some! Yes, … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers: It Isn’t Always All in Our Stomachs

Last Friday I had a successful weigh-in; I lost 1.4 more pounds; I am ecstatic with my results so far! My husband Mike keeps saying, “I’m shocked it works.” I keep replying (with only traces of sarcasm in my voice), … Continue reading

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