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I grew up not eating veggies. At all. Having some form of potato with every meal was the closest I ever got to consuming …

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I’ve been a James Spader fan for as long as I can remember. Recently, people may remember him from “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” …

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As Thanksgiving approaches, the cooking talk inevitably turns to how everyone is going to cook their turkey. But this year, there are some new …

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I’ve got a day job that can be demanding at times. I’ve got two fledgling businesses on the side that always needs attention. And …

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I read a lot. A LOT. We’re talking several books a month. If they’re “easy” reads, I can get through an entire book in …

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When you’re a parent, it’s easy to fall into “kid food” mode and cook simple dishes you know your kids will love. But for …

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Most of the time, I never give much thought to the water we drink. It’s there when I turn on the tap, I don’t …

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One of the perks of living in Colorado is that there’s so many great places to go when you want to get out of the …

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One thing I love about Chinese food is that there always seems to be enough to go around. No matter how much we order, …

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Summer is always a diet challenge for me, between block party barbecues and trips to the local ice cream parlor. My sweet tooth comes …