My Oprah Face

September 23, 2011

Second time is just as sweet…

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Look for it…

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I wrote two recipes for O Magazine’s October issue – pumpkin recipes!

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October issue. Go read it in the grocery store line!

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So excited to have a gym buddy!! Sara (who is renting our old house) and I have been meeting for classes all week. We were going to run today but it’s raining :( So we met for a yoga class instead.

The class was really basic, really slow and really cold! A bit disappointing. No music. No flow. I was too cold to even get a good stretch (and I had on long pants!) I don’t mind slow yoga classes – I would just really like the room to be at least warm if I’m not going to be building heat by movement.

I got home around 1:30 and a had a few Cville Clusters for an appetizer while I showered.

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Lunch was a leftover No Bull burger topped with K+M and some cheese, plus cabbage leftovers – with more cheese and a drizzle of honey! <—that was good but I’m done with cabbage till next year thankyouverymuch.

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Corn joined the party too

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Another cluster for dessert! So good. Like cookies!

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1 katie @KatieDid September 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

That’s SOOO exciting, congratulations again :) I don’t think that would ever get any less exciting for me.

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2 Sweet and Savvy September 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Wow!! Congrats on being feature in OPRAH! :) That is such an amazing accomplishment. It makes me proud to say I am a KERF blog reader!

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3 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Congrats Kath!! That’s awesome! Now I have to go buy that magazine (or take you up on your suggestion and read it in the grocery line. Can I shamelessly copy the recipes before I put it back on the rack? :))

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4 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Thanks guys!!

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5 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Congrats! It must be pretty cool to see your name in Oprah’s magazine :)

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6 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Nice job on scoring another article/recipe page in the Oprah magazine! Congrats! That’s super exciting. Headed to the grocery store right now – and definitely going to check it out! :)

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7 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Congrats Kath!! I’m off to buy a magazine :)

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8 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. September 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

How exciting to see your name in O magazine, let alone develop recipes for it!!!! I’ll definitely check it out.

My plans changed for the day due to a minor accident, so I won’t be able to stop by the bakery to visit like I had planned on :( Maybe next time I’m down there! Hope you have a great weekend!

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9 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Bummer. I can’t be there anyways – have a 4:00 meeting here

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10 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

KATH that is so incredibly fantastic!! Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to check it out!

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11 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I have no idea why I put your name in caps. Must be a habit from writing KERF.

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12 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I thought you were just being enthusiastic!

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13 lynn @ the actor's diet September 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

when you finished developing it, did you scream out, “pumpkiiiiiiin!”

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14 Krissy @ Shiawase Life September 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Very cool on O magazine :)

This post has me craving cheese…

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15 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SHITE!! WTG, KATH!!!! YOU GET A PUMPKIN AND YOU GET A PUMPKIN AND YOU GET A PUMPKIN!!

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16 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

ha!

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17 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs September 24, 2011 at 7:44 am

Awesome^! Haha – congrats, Kath on the recipes being featured!!

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18 Allegra September 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Awesome work!

I read “burger topped with K+M” and thought, “Why is she putting herself and Matt on the burger?” Maybe I was thinking that because of the K and M letters you just hung up? Oops! Then it struck me…ketchup…and…mustard. The gray day up here must be affecting my brain!

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19 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm
20 deva @ deva by definition September 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Congratulations! How COOL is that????

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21 Christin September 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Congrats on your article, that’s huge!!

I know what you mean about cold yoga classes…I go to one on my lunch break once a week, and I have to put on the layers both top and bottom to get adequately warmed up…the teacher always tries to use the heater, but people in the class complain that it’s too warm! (I call shenanigans) bot oh well, can’t win ‘em all :)

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22 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm

GAH!! Exercise and sweat are like sand at the beach. It’s a good thing!

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23 Christin September 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

definitely!!

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24 Kristina September 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

…except that yoga is actually not “exercise”, it is intended to be a spiritual practice and not just about getting sweaty and toning your abs. There are plenty of yoga studios that have more exercise-like classes, which is fine, but it’s important to remember that that is not actually the point.

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25 Christin September 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

I agree with you generally speaking…except this class is pretty amateur and at a gym…I have taken wonderful spritually-based classes with the chants and meditation, etc and we were definitely encouraged to put on layers and be comfortable for that part. ;)

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26 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

How exciting! Did she personally call to tell you how awesome the recipe was?! :)

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27 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm

If she did, I would have fainted so I wouldn’t be here writing :)

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28 Cathy September 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Imagine what your future holds Kath….My guess?? TV.

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29 Jane @ Broccolini + Cheese September 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Ohh congratulations! So exciting for you! Hopefully Real Simple is next :)

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30 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Kath that’s amazing and major congrats!!!!!!! Wow, what an honor!

And slow AND cold yoga classes are not fun, at all. Sorry you had a blah experience. I know how it is wanting to get a nice flow going or good workout and when it doesnt go that way, not so fun.

Have a great weekend!

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31 Mom September 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Gosh and that copy of Oprah has been sitting in my magazine pile for two weeks. I had no clue your name was inside!

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32 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Can’t believe it didn’t catch you eye!

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33 Mom September 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I haven’t opened the issue yet because I didn’t know my child’s name was on one of the pages.

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34 Gina September 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

So awesome Kath! Congratulations!

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35 Eileen September 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

congrats on the article!!! So exciting :)

I am planning to *finally* sign up for the gym this weekend!! The gloomy weather this week pushed me over the edge, I need some workout options other than running. Too bad about your yoga class today. I’ll have to get recommendations for the good classes from you!

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36 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I wish you could slip away from work mid morning and join us!!

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37 Johanna B September 23, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I just happened to pick that issue up today. I enjoyed reading the pumpkin recipes but didn’t notice who had written them. Guess I’ll need to be more observant in the future.

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38 RunEatRepeat September 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Kath! That is the coolest! Love that you don’t rest on your laurels and keep the bar high. <3 you

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39 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

HOW exciting!! Yah for being in O :)

I am all about hot/warm yoga classes with a flow<—that's a must have!

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40 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Ahhaha! I was just reading that! Congrats on the article :)

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41 VeggieGirl September 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I dont like slow yoga clases with no music, my mind just wonders instead of relaxing!!

CONGRATS on the Ophra mag. publication, woot woot!

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42 Cathy September 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

No need to go looking for O mag. Just google it and type in the great pumpkin by kath younger and both recipes pop up. Pumpkin Pancake recipe sounds yum-o. Congrats Kath!!!

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43 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Oh sweet!

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44 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm

i love dinner-like lunches. still can’t get over those burgers… mouthwatering!

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45 Christena September 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Love the title of this post. :) Congrats!!

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46 Tami September 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

no music? it must have been a difficult class to get through?

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47 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Congrats on your recipes in Oprah! Very exciting!

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48 eliza@zestyappetite September 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

congrats kath! Are these clusters you snack on from your bakery?! and is there anyway to to order them online…Jersey is a little far from Va to make a day trip sadly

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49 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Yeah, it’s a clustery granola from our bakery. We did 2 rounds with OpenSky (1500+ bags of granola) and so we’re taking a break. I’m sure they’ll be back in time.

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50 Lindzjane115 September 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Congrats on the article! I can’t wait to check it out! Those big Cville Cluster chunks are addicting! So good for snacking, haha!

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51 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm

OHHHHH my gosh! Congrats! So fun that you have recipes in O Magazine! Too cool.

And again, that No Bull burger looks pretty phenom. I wissh I could get my hands on those!

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52 Simply Life September 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

wow! congrats! that is so exciting (and I’m sure delicious)!

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53 Angel7 September 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Congrats on the recipe in Oprah’s magazine–that is big, and something to be proud of!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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54 Hillary September 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Saw the recipes on the O Magazine website! I need to start making some pumpkin pancakes ASAP. I was just at TJ’s and they had the mix, but I walked away. Now you’ve got me wanting to get back there and remedy that huge oversight!

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55 Molly @ RDexposed September 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

AH! I love love love Oprah! I may just have to get this issue!

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56 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Congrats! How exciting. Maybe you’ll get to meet the queen herself one day :)

Your lunch looks delish.

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57 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Congrats on being in the magazine! And I totally understand the yoga thing – non hot yoga classes that are slow drive me a little crazy, I feel like I need to sweat!

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58 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Congrats on being featured in the magazine!! Thats so exciting.

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59 Kori September 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s such an incredible accomplishment!!!! =D Can’t wait to try out the recipes!

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60 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco September 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Oh my gosh, Kath! That’s huge! That’s so awesome that you’re writing for Oprah. You’re so cool. ;)

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61 Mama Pea September 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Congrats, Kath, that’s fantastic!!!

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62 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Congrats Kath! You had me at “pumpkin”. I can’t wait to check it out!

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63 Ari @ Ari's Menu September 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm

EEEE!!! Congratulations!!! I also like that you had your appetizer while you showered–sounds like something I would do to multi task :)

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64 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Congratulations!! That’s awesome!

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65 Kristin @ STUFT Mama September 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Congratulations on the magazine! :) That is so awesome! And for pumpkin recipes- double awesome! :) Sorry about your yoga class. Doesn’t sound too fun. I want to find a good yoga class soo bad! My attempts at home with my kids crawling all over me just don’t do it. :)

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66 ashley September 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm

LOL….Ummm…I feel like the O mag publishers aren’t going to appreciate us reading the mag off the rack…

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67 Kathryn September 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Congrats! How in the world did you get the opportunity to write a recipe for O Magazine! do tell!!

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68 KathEats September 23, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Editors are reading :)

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69 Jen September 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Holy crap – that’s awesome Kath.

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70 Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog September 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Congrats on your article! :D

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71 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

oOohhh I’ll make sure to check it out when I’m in line! :) that’s a fun opportunity Kath~

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72 Lauren September 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Kath that is so exciting! I bet it never gets old seeing that. :)

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73 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Wow That’s Awesome! You go girl! I love the recipes you chose and I love the oatmeal article. Great job!!

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74 Maria September 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Seeing your name in print is like instant gratification :-) Congrats!! I will definitely have to pick that one up

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75 Jessica September 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm

YAH!!! How exciting to see your name in print. Congrats!

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76 Kathleen September 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

We got some corn on the cob — I think I want to grill it if we can. :)

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77 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Congrats on the publication! How cool!

I need to get myself a gym buddy/spotter for weight training. You can push so much harder when you train with someone else.

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78 Meghan @ Day-to-Day Crazy September 23, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Congrats on getting in O Magazine! That’s so exciting!

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79 Khushboo September 23, 2011 at 11:52 pm

WOW, congrats! I love Oprah, awesome achievement!

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80 maggie September 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm

OMG I just saw this. How exciting. I am going to buy an issue tonight. Love your blog Kath.

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81 Lara @TresLaLa September 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Hahaha! I LOL’d at your recommendation to “Go read it in the grocery store line!” Wonder what the publishers would say about that! :) Regardless, super exciting!

I hear you on the cabbage thing…

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82 KathEats September 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Well hopefully it would be so good you’d buy it!

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83 Mandy A September 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

CONGRATS!!! That’s so awesome! I have to go check it out today!!! :) Are you pinching yourself? :)

I was actually on Oprah recently. One their last weight loss show in May!

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84 Greta September 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Not trying to be overly critical here, but I was a bit disappointed that you would use a boxed pancake mix in this recipe. Surely you could have been more creative than that, given the fact that you and your husband own a bakery and he is clearly an exceptional baker? I’m sure he could have helped you with a delicious pancake recipe of your own. And, as a proponent of “real food”, I think it would have made more sense for you to encourage a handmade recipe rather than pushing people to boxed ingredients. Just my two cents.

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85 Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep September 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Savvy Julie once posted about how she used boxed pancake mix, and she was told she’d be a bad mother because of it. I agree with Greta though… if it’s going in a magazine, I’d think using boxed pancake mix would be frowned upon.

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86 KathEats September 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Point noted. I think on the flip side most busy women don’t have time to make pancakes from scratch, so magazines are often looking for quick and easy ways to tweak something basic

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87 Lisa September 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm

No wayy would I even attempt the recipe if it required me to make my own mix. Even if its the most simple thing ever. I think that in order for the recipe to be practical, Kath felt the need to simplify it. When youre a freelance writer, you need to modify your recipes for the target audience.

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88 Mandy A September 27, 2011 at 9:07 am

Agreed. Before I had my daughter, I thought I would be the mom making everything she put in her mouth from start to finish. Reality hit and that just isn’t always possible. I try to make it happen as much as I can but some times having something quick is so helpful!

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