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My favorite new food of 2013: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

As a foodie and former fatty I like to give some thought to my 10 favorite things I ate during the year. I’m still working on putting that together, but in the meantime I thought I might as well go … Continue reading

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A Christmas footprint

So it it a white Christmas if I’m able to leave a footprint in the snow on a late night run streak run? “No,” says Colleen. “Not if you have to hunt for a patch of snow to step in.” … Continue reading

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Aunt Ellen’s Christmas tree cheeseball

I stayed away from this cheeseball and most other goodies at the Decker Christmas on Saturday, but after successfully weighing in Monday night at Weight Watchers, I plan to make one to take to Mom and Dad’s on Christmas Day … Continue reading

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Fun healthy gift ideas

Need some ideas for fun, healthy holiday gifts that don’t scream “You’re fat!”? That was the topic of this week’s News-Sentinel column, which in some cases secretly doubles as my own personal Christmas list. I mean, who wouldn’t love a … Continue reading

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Christmas lights run

What better way to celebrate Cyber Monday than to go for a small town Christmas lights run, followed by some small-town Christmas shopping? Well, OK, Colleen toted her fistful of dollar bills to Walgreen’s rather than a local drug store … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Christmas feeding frenzy

My brother Brent paused during this Christmas chip-dipping frenzy and insisted we document it because it reminded him of a cake-eating frenzy he’d once seen on an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Apparently the characters are mowing down a cake … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Ellen’s fruit wonderland (and cranberry poppers update)

After last year’s holiday heart-transplant drama, it was nice to be back at Uncle Dan and Aunt Ellen’s house for the Decker Christmas — and even nicer, given an uneven recovery that took much longer than expected, to have the … Continue reading

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Sweet crunchy cranberry poppers

I know, I know, just yesterday I was talking about a holiday sugar detox, and now here I am posting Dawn’s recipe for sugared cranberries. But these are so pretty at holiday parties, and so much fun to eat: The … Continue reading

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Cool gift idea

The most interesting gift that turned up at the Isch Christmas, in my opinion, was the monopod Bob bought for his camera that doubles as an extendable hiking stick, complete with a compass on the removable knob. I wish I’d … Continue reading

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