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What does your key chain say about you?

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You can tell a lot about someone by looking at their key chains. When I was a teenager, I didnt have much of a one to speak of, because I didnt own anything. As time went on, my key chain got heavier, and more expressive of my personality. I would buy novelty key chains when I travelled, get special ones as gifts, and eventually it was so big and heavy that I wondered whether it would one day cause the car key to fall out of the ignition while I was driving.  After a number of years, there were keys on there that I couldnt even identify anymore. I eventually pared it down, but I couldn’t bear to part with the extra key chains I had been carrying around forever. It felt like I was throwing away a little part of history. Continue reading

Homemade Potato Chips

I have been thinking about making Homemade Potato Chips for a long time, but didnt have a slicer that could cut them thin enough. I recently bought a mandolin to replace my broken fry maker, and thought I would try out these chips and see if they lived up to the hype.

I researched mandolins before deciding to go that route. I am not the most graceful person, and for that reason, I have avoided mandolins until now. However, this one was rated by America’s Test Kitchen as their top choice in their tests of over 9 mandolins. (America’s Test Kitchen – Best and Worst Mandolins) Continue reading

Coursera – Child Nutrition/Cooking Course


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I have to say that I love free stuff – coupons, samples, rebates, etc. But one of the best deals I have found is Coursera.

Coursera is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that is free to use, and makes University level courses available to everyone.  I have wanted to take some courses for the last few years, and since my schedule doesnt really permit me to be gone one or two nights a week, this is a perfect solution. You can complete these right from your own home.    Continue reading