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I love fish.  Sushi, salmon, tuna, grouper, snapper, you name it.  I make salmon regularly, but I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it, so I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this recipe in InStyle, no less.  I made it last weekend and it is definitely getting added to my recipe book.  I definitely suggest using low-sodium soy sauce and low-fat syrup – I’m  not a fan of overly sweet or salty foods.  Pair it with broccoli and brown rice and you’re… Read the rest


Hello!  Sorry for the lack of posts the last two weeks.  I took a trip to the U.K. and have been trying to get caught up since my return.  Good news-I’m back to blogging and I’ve got a little announcement to come next week, so stay tuned!  In the meantime, I thought I’d make up for my lack of posting with a recipe, even though it’s Thursday. 

I’ve never been a fan of cooked spinach, always preferring it fresh, so when my best friend… Read the rest


Job interview warning signs

by jane on February 2, 2011 · 0 comments

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Just like you know when to quit your job, the same intuition will inevitably tell you whether or not to accept a job opportunity after you interview. Job interviews. I’ve been to some bad ones and have observed some even worse ones. In my career I’ve witnessed or experienced enough to compile the following job interview warning signs that should steer… Read the rest


With the holidays over and winter in full effect (even here in the south!), it’s easy to get caught up in the blah’s of January, so I thought I’d post what was currently making me happy in the hopes you, our fabulous readers, could benefit, as well! 

1.  Modern FamilyIf you’re not watching this megahit on abc Wednesday nights at 9, you have no idea what you’re missing.  This is, honestly, one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a long… Read the rest


Recipe Wednesday: Maple almond granola

by Kelly January 26, 2011

I love granola-for breakfast or a snack, on cottage cheese, yogurt or even ice cream.  When I couldn’t find a store-bought version that tasted halfway decent, I decided to make my own and now I make it almost every week!  This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also low in fat, hearty and delicious.  Put it in a clear cellophane bag, tie with grosgrain ribbon and it becomes the perfect hostess or holiday gift, too!

4 cup regular oats

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Eenie, meenie, miney, mo…picking a great business name

by Kelly January 24, 2011

If someone had told me two years ago, when I first entertained the thought of starting my own business, that one of the toughest decisions I’d make was what to name the company, I’d have laughed.  As it turned out, I would have needed a glass of water to wash down my foot!

The right business name is your first chance to make a great impression on potential customers and give them an idea of what your company is all about.  I’m indecisive by nature, so when… Read the rest

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Recipe Wednesday: Parmesan chicken and rice casserole

by Kelly January 19, 2011

Before my obsession with the Barefoot Contessa, I relied heavily on my monthly subscription to Cooking Light for delicious, low fat recipe options.  I have to say, rarely did it ever disappoint.  While I’m not the biggest fan of chicken anymore (I tend to overcook it to be on the safe side, completely draining it of any flavor or taste it might have had), my husband goes bananas for this chicken and rice casserole.  I don’t know what it is with… Read the rest

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Winter Skin Saviors Under $15

by Kirsty January 17, 2011

It is my first winter in a city which has seen snow in the last few months. I have to say that spending the last 10+ years living in coastal climates has not adequately prepared me for the havoc that this season is bound to wreak on my wardrobe, hair and most important, my skin. Thankfully I’m a bit of a skincare connoisseur and will enthusiastically try any lotion, moisturizer, lip balm or balancing oil that anyone has to offer, so that I… Read the rest

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Recipe Wednesday: Crockpot beef barbeque

by Kelly January 11, 2011

When my husband and I were first married we used our crockpot so much we ended up having to replace it after only a year.  With both of us working long, and sometimes crazy, hours, it was the best way to eat a balanced, tasty meal at the end of a long day.  If you don’t have a crockpot, GET ONE.  The sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can make in it, and the best part is that even the toughest,… Read the rest

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New Year, New You! Job hunting tips for 2011

by Kelly January 10, 2011

It’s January…time to put those New Year’s resolutions to work-especially if that includes finding a new job.  The economy is slowly, but surely, starting to improve, and with the upswing there will inevitably be more job openings to come.  Unfortunately, with the number of Americans out of work, you won’t be the only one applying for each position as it becomes available.  Don’t make one of the many mistakes so many job hunters fall victim to when searching for a new job.  Here are… Read the rest

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