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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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In Excess

Most of my friends are married and moving into baby mode. So I haven't been to a wedding in a while and I haven't shopped a registry in that long either. A co-worker is getting married in May and her shower is coming up in a few weeks. I was looking through her selections for an appropriate shower gift. I like nice things but is it really necessary to have a $45 shower head? That better be one really satisfying shower. And it would have to be where you are enclosed by a $50 shower curtain. I probably wouldn't be as disturbed if I didn't know that these people have serious financial issues. But who am I to crush their gift dreams? So I chose cheese knives. There's something I can get behind.

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