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.
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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She's Got Book Learnin'
Something I should mention about my college girlfriends.  They are all extremely smart and accomplished.  Perfect example, today there is an article in the NY Times which references two new studies about children with bad behavior and academic outcomes.  One of the studies is being published in the journal Developmental Psychology.  Guess who one of the authors is?  Yup my good friend Holly!  I already knew she was smart when I met her in college and she was the youngest Freshman there.  Later on I got to observe her teach college statistics and she even made it so I could understand.  She kind of made fun of this article as being important in a nerdy sense.  But I think it is good to be reminded that your friends are real grownups with real jobs and they rock them.  Lolly, I am so proud.
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