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Sa Shi Su Se So: Only Easy Chilled Udon

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By Misty I. I enjoy trying new things. One of my goals for 2019 is to cook something new every week. I’ve decided to start expanding my knowledge of easy Japanese recipes. I’m… Continue reading

Only Necessary: 60-minute Declutter Burst

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By Misty I. Here’s a crazy idea: what if you renewed your love for staying home? It’s such a luxury to relax and not have anything planned. For so long I’ve been “surviving”… Continue reading

Only Easy: Crab Casserole

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By Misty I. Everybody knows the dirtiest pages in a cookbook and the most tattered and stained recipe cards are the ones to treasure! The above recipe card is a perfect specimen for… Continue reading

Only Easy: Latkes!

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By Misty I. I recently made latkes with students as part of a “Real Cooking on Fake Mars” culinary arts integration lesson I created as they studied aspects of The Martian novel. What… Continue reading

Philadelphia Day 4 — Nan Zhou (again) and Omiyage

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I liked Nan Zhou so much that I went back to the restaurant the next day to get another taste of the soup before leaving the city.  When I mentioned to a colleague… Continue reading

Only Easy: Corned Beef Hash

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By Misty I. Corned beef hash patties are a classic. Any self-respecting Okazu-ya shop makes this. I prefer making it myself since I like more corned beef than potato. My version is pretty… Continue reading

Only Necessary: Thoughts on Black Friday 2018

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By Misty I. Happy Thanksgiving! Can you feel it? The craziest shopping day of the year is just about here. Usually, I can’t wait to shop. Usually, I’m already looking up the Black… Continue reading

Only Easy: Anykine Muesli and Hygge

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By Misty I. While learning about minimalism I stumbled upon a Danish term called “hygge.” Have you heard of hygge (pronounced HUE-guh?) The Danish are consistently ranked as the happiest people in the… Continue reading

Only Necessary: Thoughts on Minimalism

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By Misty I. Are you ready? Ready to pursue a better version of yourself? I honestly cannot think of anything that has captured my attention like this in a long time. I’m referring… Continue reading

Only Easy: Reese Witherspoon’s Chili Pie

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By Misty I. To me, Reese Witherspoon will forever be “Elle Woods” from Legally Blonde. My all-time favorite line from the movie is…. Warner: “You got into Harvard Law?” Elle: “What? Like it’s… Continue reading