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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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After going through 41 years of eating whatever I want whenever I want and never feeling as great as I thought I should, I decided to try something new. Well, if you want to get into specifics, I can't really remember the first few of those 41 years, so who... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at What the heck's a bonbon?
Yes, I'm doing Whole 30. I will get to that in a separate post. But right now, I NEED to share this recipe with you before I die from excitement. Recently we were at our friends Kate and Kevin's house and had some delicious Buffalo chicken meatball subs. My whole... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at What the heck's a bonbon?
I found this post lurking in my unpublished folder just now. I am not sure why I didn't publish it. I can only assume that I was waiting until that "small" day had passed and it was far enough away that I wouldn't remember at all what day it was.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Whatever Works
Yesterday my daughter and I got to spend some quality time together. We get to spend a lot of time together on a daily basis, but about 19 minutes of that time is quality. And I'm talking per week, not per day, it seems. Most of the time we just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Whatever Works
I often wonder how some days that are exactly the same can feel so different. One day the common routine that starts with getting out of bed, walking downstairs, and making tea can feel so blah. Other days, those same actions can feel exhilarating. And other days still, it can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Whatever Works
Disclosure: I received a copy of Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex in exchange for this post. No additional compensation was received. All opinions are my own. My family and I recently discovered that we love enchiladas. After a long day about a year ago, I sort of threw some together following... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at What the heck's a bonbon?
For some reason I felt the need to write this down and share it. I don't know... maybe to help me remember when times aren't as easy as I'd like them to be. This morning, my son came downstairs dressed as he normally would for school. Jeans and a long... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Whatever Works
Disclosure: I received payment for this post. All opinions are my own. And my opinion is that I LOVE Groupon Coupons! Paying full price for anything makes me break out in hives. If there is a deal somewhere, I will find it. I will take an extra hour searching out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Whatever Works
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions about Cool Kind Kid and this book are my own. My son is in second grade. He has always been a cool kid in my eyes. But now that he's been in school full time for a few years he is starting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Whatever Works
Disclosure: I was given a variety of different flavored coffees, cappuccinos, and hot chocolate K-cups from Smart Sips Coffee in exchange for my honest review. Before I begin my review, I want to give you a little taste of who I am as a coffee drinker. I do love me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
I had the pleasure of enjoying a complimentary massage at Massage Envy Spa in Toms River in exchange for this honest review. I just want to explain first that I am not a massage person. I have no reason other than I am a very particular person when it comes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Whatever Works
Disclosure: I received Kathy Hester's book the Easy Vegan Cookbook for my honest review. You guys know I'm not a vegan. I like to think of myself as an equal opportunity food processing unit. But I have to admit, I love me some vegetables. And I love it even more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
I love my CSA. You know that by now. I really can't say enough wonderful things about it. If you have the ability to join one in your area, you really REALLY should. And if you're in MY area, you should check out the farm I've been going to for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
If you are into buying produce that is in season or if you're part of a local CSA you probably notice that now is the time for eggplant in the northeastern states. I love eggplant so much and would eat it every day if I could. Luckily, right now I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
I love naturally colorful food. I try to incorporate as many different colors into each meal as possible. I feel like every color is a different nutrient. I don't know if that's accurate, but as far as I'm concerned it's enough to make me feel good. The other night I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Well, now is your chance to make even more memories, Nancy, because YOU WON! Please check your email! :-)
The last few days I have seen a picture floating around the interwebs of a gorgeous layer cake containing blueberries, zucchini, and butter cream frosting. I found the recipe on I wanted to try it, but when I went into the fridge I noticed that I had to move... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Growing up in Wharton, NJ, we had the best little locally known shop called Rocky's where you could get these awesome little meat and potato filled pies called pasties (pronounced "pass-tees", not "paste-ees"). Rocky's is still there, but I'm not. Even though my mom sometimes still brings me a pasty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Ever since my sister and I started our own families and found ourselves so busy it sometimes hurts, we have been celebrating Mother's Day with my mom on a completely different day. We find it much easier to celebrate our roles as moms when we don't feel all that pressure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Whatever Works
Today's my birthday. I'm 41. It's cool. I don't feel like it. Yesterday I was running and had a whole bunch of thoughts. A lot of metaphor-like thoughts that compared running with real life and blah blah blah. Not unusual when I'm out there because the rest of the world... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Whatever Works
Seriously. This is so easy and sooooo good. I don't know what else to say. Just try it. Roasted Root Vegetables 3 small beets 1 large potato 5 small carrots 5 small turnips 2 cloves unpeeled garlic 1 sprig rosemary 1 sprig sage- leaves separated 2 Tbsp olive oil Salt... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Have you ever woken up with a certain taste craving in the morning and then thought about it all day hoping that you have the ability to pull it off in a dinner recipe that night? Me too. And I am happy to say I think I pulled it off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
So I joined a CSA this year through our local B&B Farms in Egg Harbor, NJ. Last Wednesday was my first pick up ever and let me tell you something. I am in LOVE. I can remember not even knowing what CSA stood for a couple years ago - it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Disclosure: I was given three Skylanders in exchange for this review. No other compensation was given and all opinions are my own. Are your kids still playing Skylanders Trap Team? My son had previously beaten the game per his usual style of game play where he quickly wins each board... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Whatever Works
If you're like me, you just hate throwing away food stuff for no reason. Whenever we order Chinese food, we end up with about 6 million extra little packets of duck sauce, 4 billion packets of soy sauce, and about infinity packets of hot mustard that I just KNOW can... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?