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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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Still Nesting

I don't think I have updated about the whole house situation for a long time. The situation with my house hasn't changed. The cowboy and the sailor both fell through. But we have decided not to buy the one we put a contract on in September. It is hard to let go of the dream of those beautiful options and all of the fun we had picking them out. But a lot has changed these past five months and our plan has changed accordingly. Bottom line is that we need space and I need to not move every three years. So now we are looking at single family homes in town. Nothing ugly cookie cutter. Nothing that is a major renovation job. I want a home with character, four bedrooms, a minimum of two baths, not too much land and in a great family neighborhood. We're willing to gut and completely redo a kitchen because we spend so much time there. I talked to an agent today and hopefully we can look at some homes this weekend.

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