When the manager of our department announced he’d be leaving, it was decided that we’d have a special potluck luncheon to send him off. With 22 people to serve, I thought long and hard about what the best dish would be to bring. I decided on meatballs because they’re filling, flavorful, popular–and after eating them, […]

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Amazon recently announced that it’s just added another 2,000+ additional FREE streaming TV shows and movies for Amazon Prime members. Included in these new additions is the entire Star Trek series! We’re talking the original Star Trek, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Next Generation, and Star Trek Enterprise. Yup, all […]

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Crab cakes are a favorite in my house. And that’s great–because they are a super-healthy source of protein that contains virtually no fat. On the downside, they’re super-expensive if you order them from a restaurant. The answer, of course, is to make them at home. Not only will you save money cooking them yourself, you’ll […]

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Since I first got eyeglasses more than a dozen years ago, I had regular eye exams–if not every year, then at least every other one. But today was the first time I experienced the portion of the eye exam involving pupil dilation. Pupil dilation is one method eye doctors use to check for signs of […]

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When my family saw the trailer on Comcast for the movie 30 Minutes or Less, it appeared to be your typical humorous–although violent–film. The premise: a young man named Nick gets into trouble with some dangerous criminals who strap a bomb to his chest and threaten to explode it. The only way Nick can avoid […]

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Blueberries are a treasure trove of antioxidants and flavor. I’ve always loved them in muffins because they’re so easy to cook up on Sundays and grab on the way to work each morning. Good warm or room temperature, you can even slip a bit of flax seed oil into the mix for an added nutritional […]

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Playstation Plus Review

by Nindo Mom on August 7, 2011

I used to have a rule for my family when it came to paid online games: we didn’t do them, even if they were offered through a well-known service like Playstation Plus. From my perspective, the games were expensive enough–not to mention the cost of the system–and it just didn’t sit well with me to […]

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The Kenmore Elite Refrigerator I currently own is barely a year old. Having personally learned how expensive repairs and replacement refrigerators can be, I had purchased the extended warranty on the refrigerator–and this week, I had to make my first call into Sears repair. The problem with the refrigerator: splits had appeared in two of […]

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