Author Archives: I Loved Once

…To be Continued

It’s time for some upgrades to That Cook Girl! My server goddess¬†will be transferring my blog data to a new platform this week. What does this mean to you? If you are a current subscriber, you will need to resubscribe … Continue reading

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Puttin’ Up A Fight

¬†Life is never dull in our family, and I’m sure the same can be said for yours. I was just getting settled into our new “normal” (which is really just some level of crazy schedule that keeps us running, and … Continue reading

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“Kung Hee Fat Choy” (or Happy New Year… Chinese New Year, that is!) I am fortunate enough to have been able to share a blessed Chinese New Year dinner with my 2 favorite kids. I hope you will all benefit … Continue reading

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The Year of the Rabbit

Today is the Chinese New Year. And I forgot all about it! I arrived at work this morning to find baskets filled with goodies and New Year wishes “Kung Hee Fat Choy”. It is now the Year of the Rabbit. … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Recipe

As a young Cook starting out in the kitchen, I was given a recipe from Mom that has stayed with me ever since. We made it together once, and she wrote it down for me. The original recipe she wrote … Continue reading

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Garlicky Goodness

I never get sick. Well, rarely, anyway… I just don’t. I have had the flu only twice that I can recall (and no, I don’t get the flu shot, never have). In recent years, I’ve suffered the symptoms of the … Continue reading

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Imperfection at its Finest

I never said I’m perfect. I don’t even think I’ve ever hinted at thinking I’m perfect. I’m this imperfect little jumbled mess who wants to believe she can “do it all” and cook fabulous dinners every night, too. Yeah, well… … Continue reading

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