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The Birthday Blog: 51

51. 51! 51?  How am I 51?  Am I supposed to feel 51? I don’t.  Sometimes I feel younger, silly and carefree.  There are somedays where I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders and just want to go to sleep.  I always thought the teen years were the “awkward” years but no one warns …

Appetizer Eggs

An Egg-Citing Controversy

Controversy.  I was talking to a friend last week and finally pinpointed why I haven’t felt like blogging and it is all because of controversy. The last thing I ever wanted to do on this forum was to stir up controversy but lately it seems like there is a dispute about every topic in the world including …

Recipe Salads

Hail Caesar and Fish Sauce

10 years. Double Digits. A decade.  This month I celebrate the beginning of writing Felt Like a Foodie. I’m really proud of this achievement overall.  I’ve written hundreds of blogs and taken thousands of pictures.  I’ve met some incredibly famous people who have proven why their stars shine brightly.  I’ve also crossed paths with some chefs who have shown me that …

Pork Recipe

Menu Bored

She was tired.  You can see it in her eyes for they lacked a sparkle.  You can see it in her smile as little frown lines become more permanent.  Even how she stands looks like a person who is about to fall over.   It wasn’t because she was deprived of sleep, it was because she was starting to …

Baking

Eat That Croissant

Do you ever do something that just makes you feel free?  You know those moments where for a mere second you don’t have a care in the world. I think as adults we tend to forget the importance of letting go.     For example, I like to open my windows of my minivan and play the music loudly.  I …

Soup

Challenges and Chicken Soup

I love a good challenge. Actually, I like the word challenge because it can mean so many different things.   For the athletically minded, challenges are usually a way to inspire and motivate people to accomplish bigger and better goals. We’ve all heard people who say my next challenge will be to run a marathon or 5K.  Nope, …

Appetizer Sauce

It’s Not That Easy…

“It’s not that easy bein’ greenHaving to spend each day the color of the leavesWhen I think it could be nicer bein’ red or yellow or goldOr something much more colorful like that It’s not easy bein’ greenIt seems you blend in with so many other ordinary thingsAnd people tend to pass you over ’cause …