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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Feeling Festive
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These are the favors for Selfish Mom's Club tomorrow night. Inside are sugar cookies decorated with red and green sugar crystals. The house is almost completely ready except for the things I can only do tomorrow. I didn't want to risk waking Keegan up with the vacuum. Getting ready really helped me finish up the final phase of moving in. Sometimes you need a kick in the pants. I made enough extra cookies to fill my present to my Secret Santa. I also packed two into Keegan's lunchbox. He'll think it's the wrong lunch because I never pack cookies. The house smells yummy which explains why they turned that scent into a candle. Unfortunately I smell like Pl*dge and W*ndex. That's hott.

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