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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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Red Golden Dreams

I have been friends with these women since our baby boys were two months old. In fact one of them is also my attorney.

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Saturday after gymnastics we met up for apple picking. Well the boys were more into the eating. Then they raced around this track in plastic vehicles and busied themselves in the playhouse. At home later Keegan napped and I got some Tivo time. For dinner we made Classic Beef Pot Roast from this month's issue and it was truly excellent. We had apple pie for dessert of course. After the kids went to sleep we previewed DVDs to choose a band for the party. Leave it to us to decide we want live music less than a month beforehand. Part of it was due to budget also. The fewer people come, the more fun for the rest of us!
Sunday we took the kids fall clothes shopping. We even managed to get a few things for ourselves. Dinner was Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip made in a slow cooker which was also very good. The kids loved scooping it up with the homemade wheat pita chips. The rest of dinner was pasta, a family favorite.
If you had today off I hope you enjoyed it. I worked but it was good because I didn't have any meetings or conference calls and no phone calls because I think people assumed we were closed.

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