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Chicken Pox

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Shane has had the chicken pox since Sunday. I believe he got the chicken pox from me when I had the shingles for Christmas. I hope they don't leave scars. Poor guy.... he is starting to feel a little better today.

Daily living

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The past few weeks I have been reading a new book and you can view it here http://www.amazon.com/New-Sugar-Busters-Cut-Trim/dp/0345469585/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263859287&sr=8-1 I have been wanting to change my eating habits. I have not been so diligent these past years, like I was in my 20's. I have slacked off the past 6 years and I have had enough. Since I am turning 40 this year, I have decided to go back to how I ate in my late 20's. I ate a lot of veggies (raw). I hardly ate bread, chips, crackers, and sweets. I found this book to be very insightful. My mother is a diabetic and I have been telling her that she can control it better with what she eats. She will not take my advise. I told Brian that I am going to stop buying chips and crackers. Even though, we do eat organic foods...some food is still processed and not homemade. The book talks about eating more fresh fruit, meats, dairy, and raw veggies. Here are some foods that should not be in your …

This Past Week.....

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On January 3rd, I made a Berry Pancake Puff for the first time. I used frozen berries instead of fresh because that is what I had on hand. I think it turned out very good...even though I am not a fan of pancakes. It did not taste anything like a pancake. You could even eat it for dessert. Next time, I am going to omit the berries and drizzle maple syrup on the top. Oh, don't get me wrong, the berries were excellent. You have to try this because it is so easy to make. Here is the recipe: 3 cups of fresh berries 1/3 cup of marmalade or a berry jam 3 tablespoons of butter melted, divided 1 cup milk 6 eggs 1 cup of flour 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar Preheat oven to 450 degrees. For the berry topping, gently stir together berries and marmalade/jam in a bowl; set aside. For the pancake, use a pastry brush to coat the deep dish baker or pie pan with a tablespoon of butter. In a bowl combine milk, eggs, and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter using a whisk. Slowly whisk in c…