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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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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 3 days ago 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 7 days ago 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?
The day starts out as usual. You get dressed, start the coffee, think about all the work you have to do that day, go to wake up the kids and BAM! ...One of them is sick. Hey, it happens. And it stinks. But there isn't much you can do to... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Whatever Works
photo courtesy of Feld Motor Sports Disclosure: I was given passes to see Monster Jam in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. You guys know I love Monster Jam. I don't know what it is about it. Maybe it's the roar of the engines or the excitement... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Whatever Works
My legs are not pretty. They never have been. I have terrible skin due to psoriasis. I've had knee surgery over twenty years ago that left a keyloid scar and a strange squishy bump on my left leg. I've got spider veins coursing throughout every inch. I bruise at the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Whatever Works
For 40 years, I allowed myself to be intimidated. By an egg noodle. A freaking NOODLE. I always thought making egg noodles would be too difficult, so I opted to continue buying bag after bag each time I wanted some stroganoff or whatever. The other night I was feeling a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at What the heck's a bonbon?
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 Apr 24, 2015 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 Apr 21, 2015 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?