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Cynthia Lee
Ordinary wife and mom with big ideas...
Interests: mom stuff, wife stuff, smiling...I like smiling. You can reach me at
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My mom inherited what we call German strength from my grandfather. She doesn't know she has it. She can carry the weight of the world and a week's worth of groceries in her arms without batting an eyelash. She helps. I don't know why she puts up with me and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Whatever Works
When I was younger, I would use writing as a way of "getting my thoughts out" so I didn't have to think of them anymore. I didn't have many happy thoughts then. I thought that writing them down on paper would make it easier somehow to deal with life. It's... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Whatever Works
Growing up I always remember hearing that eating carrots will improve your eyesight. That thought has always stuck with me because I truly believe that the fuel we put into our bodies directly impacts the way our bodies function. Certain foods can have different effects on how different parts of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Commenting for Michele M: I would love to take my kids for Spring Break! It all looks great!
Entering a comment for Bridget A: "We would love it all!"
My family and I were very happy to be a part of the Jersey Mom's media event at the Liberty Science Center recently. We were invited to see everything first hand so we could bring back the information to you in case you were thinking of visiting over spring break!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Whatever Works
Up until a few years ago, I had always just followed the cooking directions on whatever brand of corned beef happened to be on sale. But all that changed when I tried broiled corned beef at a friend's house. She added a glaze at the end that knocked my socks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
My friend Erica Allen just became FAMOUS. If you look at the April edition of Taste of Home magazine, you will find her recipe for Cuban-Style Pork Chops right inside! I hope you will check it out because Erica is an awesome cook. She very graciously offered me this recipe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
I was sent a couple sauces from Sky Valley* the other day and was very happy to come up with a couple recipes for them. The sauces they sent me were their Korean Barbeque and their Sriracha sauce. Both sauces are gluten-free and made with organic ingredients and both are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
This installment in the Big Grandma's Cookbook series might be my favorite so far. These little cookie gems are what bring back the most memories of my grandmother. She would make these for us as kids on special occasions. When we would eat them, she would eat them too, very... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
I can't believe it! 'What the heck's a bonbon?' was nominated for a Liebster Award by Jillian at I am a Homemaker! I feel the need to give a speech: I would like to thank Jillian and the Academy of other small bloggers out there. I'd also like to thank... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
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Feb 24, 2015
I'm thinking a lot about all the people who are in my life right now. Every one of you plays a very important role in who I am. I am so happy to have myself surrounded by such a great force that is my family and friends. This is for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Whatever Works
Did you ever just sit and think about the people close to you and miss them terribly? They could be sitting right next to you, and yet you yearn for something that's not quite there at the moment. You can glance at your son and see a flash of him... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Whatever Works
Taking a little break from the Big Grandma's Cookbook series to give you a recipe that is one of my family's favorites. I adapted it from one I read a while ago in Taste of Home magazine. The adaption came from my usual lack of having all the ingredients required,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Big Grandma didn't always make Hungarian foods. She was actually quite adventurous in her cooking style and would try just about anything. Most of the time, we enjoyed whatever she was making. But I wouldn't be truthful if I said we liked everything. I can remember a time when Big... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
My grandmother spoke Hungarian. Not to us and not all the time or anything. She learned it on her own for fun. In fact, when she went to Hungary for the first time, a native asked HER for directions because her Hungarian was so fluent. When I sit and read... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
One thing I'm finding a bit difficult while reading my Grandma's cookbook is that there are no pictures in it. I have no idea what most of her recipes are supposed to look like when finished. So I either guess or look up someone else's recipe online to get a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
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I know that you love Monster Jam. And I know you know I love Monster Jam, too! But do you know that I know that you know how MUCH we both love Monster Jam? Well, I know, ya know? Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to interview... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Whatever Works
I apologize for taking so long to write more about my ablation experience, but to be quite honest it's because I haven't had anything to write about, really. To quote all the Lego people from the Lego movie, "Everything is awesome!" OK, there were a few very minor things that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Whatever Works
Of COURSE I'm starting this new series with Hungarian Goulash. It just feels right considering my grandma was full blooded Hungarian. She wasn't born there, but both her parents were. There's a cute little story about them I always like to tell. When they emigrated over here to the States... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Last year I was looking through some drawers and came across a book I had never opened. It was kind of scraggly looking with duct tape holding the binding together. I must have picked it up when we were cleaning out my grandmother's house years ago. When I turned it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Disclosure: I was given this book to review free of charge. No other compensation was given to me. All opinions are my own. I have never been a whiskey drinker, because I had a bad experience with it when I was younger. Let's just say whiskey and I went from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
I received this game in exchange for my review. No other compensation was given to me. All opinions are my own. photo from Everyone in my family is a gamer of some sort. My husband is a shoot-em-up master. My daughter has beaten basically every game she has gotten... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Whatever Works