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Walking Update For July

I used my pedometer every day the first couple of weeks in July. Every night I wrote down my steps for the day. For July 1st through July 14th  my average number of steps per day is 8,465! Of course I think I was unusually active for these two weeks. I also still think my…

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New Years Resolutions April Update

We are now FOUR months into the New Year of 2012!  Hard to believe.  Do you even remember if you made New Years Resolutions?  Mine are hard to forget because I blogged about them!  “New Years Resolutions or Changing our Habits” My January update, “New Years Resolutions January Update” was brief and focused on what…

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New Years Resolutions or Changing our Habits

Last week I saw “Ghost Protocol,” the new Mission Impossible movie.  The movie had a tremendous number of scenes showing hand-to-hand combat.  Special Agents take classes in hand-to-hand combat and train until their responses are automatic.  No thinking is involved. Habits are a bit like that.  A habit is how we automatically respond to a…

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Mini Cheesecakes with Pumpkin Butter

These are a quick and easy dessert, and even better they taste great. I’ve been making them for years now and everyone loves them. If you’ve checked out my other recipes you know that I prefer simple and quick recipes. Every once in while I vary the Mini Cheesecake recipe or add a twist to…

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Zucchini Parmesan

This is a quick easy vegetable side dish. Zucchini are the green squash that you see in the grocery store near the yellow squash. I use one package of zucchini or 4 medium zucchini’s depending on how the grocery store is set up. I’ve noticed more stores going to the prepackaged veggies, maybe they sell…

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Spiced Pasta Salad a Pantry Recipe

In a previous post I said that I had many “Recipes in Waiting.” Sure I like going to the grocery store and getting the ingredients to try them. But not all the time. Sometimes I prefer to use ingredients I already have. I call these recipes “Pantry Recipes” because I can easily store all the…