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Coconut Panko Crusted Salmon with Fiesta Rice

I recently discovered the health benefits of virgin, unfrefined, organic coconut oil.  I have been using it topically on my skin and it's pretty amazing stuff!   It is also extremely good for you to consume.  Here is a recipe I chose to make in an effort to find a tasty way to incorporate it into my diet. http://maggiesmile.com/coconut-panko-crusted-salmon-with-fiesta-rice/ ...more

Chicken Pho

Was really craving Pho over the week-end!  This recipe calls for an exotic blend of spices, including whole coriander, whole cloves, and star anise.  I had a hard time finding the star anise, but I got lucky one day at the grocery store and picked some up knowing one day I'd make this recipe.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! http://maggiesmile.com/chicken-pho/   ...more

My Dog: Is He Cuter Than Yours?

I am poking a little bit of fun at my fellow bloggers with the title of this post.  I'm noticing many blog post titles are in this format, usually regarding super serious subjects.  Example would be, "Gun Control:  Keeping our Schools Safe."  Anyhoo, when I had my daughter, I thought she was the cutest baby in the world.  I would look at other babies and think to myself, "Well Sarah (my daughter) is cuter than that baby."  I often wondered why the Gerber Corporation wasn't beating down my door to put her in their commercials!  My dad would say...more

Confessions of a Dysfunctional Blogger

I am new to the blogging world and have encountered some frustrations.  I thought I would share them to see if others feel similar and/or to solicit the advice of those who are more experienced:   1)  I am anal retentive.  I cannot afford a nice camera, nor do I have access to photoshop to edit my photos.  I am not at all happy with all of my photographs.  Should I refrain from taking pictures until I have better equipment?  2)  I am out of practice.  I used to be quite a good writer and photogragher, but it's been a long ...more
@alienbody No worries, I didn't see any typos!  Thank you for the encouragement.  I will ...more