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Oatmeal Recipes my Kids Love

As a kid, and even as a teenager, my mom was sweet enough to make me breakfast each morning, and not just any old boxed toaster creation, but a true homemade breakfast.

She’d rotate my meals with eggs and toast, …

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Oats in Cocoa… Really!

Twice a month I sit down to write this blog, armed with a theme and a plan to subtly remind the reader to buy more oatmeal. After all, the purpose of any commercial blog is to sell more product, be …

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A Dream to Ice Skate

I was 8 years old when I watched Tara Lipinski steal the gold medal in figure skating at the ’98 Olympics. I had never watched skating before, but seeing someone so young make such a big splash on a global …

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Dog Days of Winter

The intrigue associated with Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication usually lands with a thud where I live. That’s because the cruel reality of Groundhog Day is we always have six, if not more, weeks of winter remaining come February 2. In most …

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Comforting Winter Oat Recipes

Winter is upon us and even here in Tucson, Arizona we are feeling the harsh cold in the form of rain, sleet and even a little snow. Because of this, my desire for warm, homey foods is increasing.

One of …

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Going Through the Motions

January is when most of us do something to make up for the indulgences of the holiday season. Typically it’s a renewed commitment to eat healthy, exercise more and live better. And if the crowded parking lot at my local …

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The Joy of Skiing

I watched the older kids dart off on their skis toward the chair lifts, where they would be carted up the slopes and gently dropped off at the top. Some kids stumbled around with their skis flopping beneath them; others …

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Minnesota Skiing: So Much Opportunity, So Little Weather

Life in Minnesota offers a wide variety of outdoor activity in all seasons. And for the most part, we get out and enjoy the season…in all weather. When it comes to skiing, it seems the season doesn’t change as much …

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The Year That Was

By my accounting 2014 was a fine year. Despite the constant din of the 24-hour news cycle, my family (and most of those around us) found the year conducive to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Sure there were …

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What’s your cozy?

A crackling fireplace illuminating the room. Velvety hot chocolate. Twinkling lights. Fuzzy socks enveloping my feet. Sinatra’s sweet jazz. Crawling underneath my electric blanket. Steaming oatmeal with a spoonful of peanut butter. This is cozy to me.

Cozy means those …

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