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Spark: The Death

Spark: The Death   As I sit in the ash I wonder where has spark gone. A heat so hot I could not move or think. I look to my mini me’s. As they smile.   I look off and wonder if I dreamed it. If I had lost what was left of my mind.

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The Spark

The Spark I was in a dark hole. Lost left behind by those who seem to of once cared. Left with smaller versions of me to carry a long and keep up with.   Slowly trying to pull my way out. While dragging them along. Reaching this what seems to be a gray area. Seemly

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grandma’s deviled eggs

This is Part I of my Deviled Eggs series… stay tuned for some serious fun (think bacon, curry, hot sauce). However, before I share any non-traditional recipes, I have to share the recipe that is near and dear to my heart. Some people like pickles in…

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[dq copycat] ice cream cake

I’ve never been a fan of the out-of-the-box-mix cake with the store-bought frosting. When I was little and my mom would ask me what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday, I would always want an ice cream cake. And the best was when she would get me my…

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tzatziki

Greek food and I are really great friends. I remember the first time I tried tzatziki; despite my inability to pronounce it, I found it extremely delightful. And because I’ve since learned to speak its name with confidence, I decided it was about time…

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best chocolate chip cookies ever

So, I know this post features a fairly lofty title, but these cookies turned out perfectly. I’ve been searching for a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I know will work – every time. And here it is. If you’re a person who doesn’t like chewy-in-the-middle,…

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dried young coconut

This delicious snack was introduced to me by one of my fellow Zumba instructors. We were on our way to a training, and I needed to stop at Costco. We ran in to get the few things I needed, but she got really excited when she saw a big crate of young…

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wild mushroom bisque

One of my absolute favorite places to eat is Zupa’s – especially when I’m in the mood for soup. They have a wonderful selection of soups, but I always tend to order the same thing – their Wild Mushroom Bisque. Sadly, I have moved outside of the radius…

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pumpkin better than… trifle

Okay, so my family has this thing about BTS cake.  My parents didn’t like us saying the “S” word… so my mom calls it “Better than Robert Redford” cake or “Better than Brad Pitt” cake… I think I would probably call it the “Better than Ryan Gosling”…

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greek yogurt ranch dip

Did I ever mention that I’m not a huge fan of vegetables? I’ve definitely learned to love them more as I’ve gotten older, but I still don’t just get excited about them. Unless they’re drenched in something like cheese, butter, or ranch dressing. So,…

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roasted garlic & lemon broccoli

So, I’ve never been a big vegetable eater. I know I’m supposed to eat them, so I do, but I have a hard time enjoying them. I’ve really never been a broccoli fan. Until now. I found this recipe at The Amateur Gourmet , and it is AAA-MAZ-ING. I’ve also…

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