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Tammy Circeo
Interests: music, friendship, health and wellness, children, movies, books, baseball, photography, family, food & drink, decorating, collecting, home, memories, scrapbooking. . .
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This weekend was my birthday weekend and I gotta say that my family sure knows how to celebrate in style and with a love that makes me feel so special. Since I cook all the time, they usually want to treat me to a nice dinner out at a restaurant... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Chez Nous
For all of my good intentions, this is a rare French Fridays post for me in recent weeks. LIfe has taken on a new rhythm and I'm struggling to find the beat. I'll catch up, though, so you just keep up the steady time for me, OK? I'll catch up... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Chez Nous
Life moves at lightning speed! It's already Thursday and I don't feel that I've slowed down since I got home Monday night ... here's what I've been up to in the last few days: The following photo encapsulates one of my biggest joys ... watching one of my children doing... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Chez Nous
I'm not going to hem and haw around the fact that living without sugar and grains over the last four months has affected my cooking, my thoughts about food, and my willingness to post anything food related. It's September and I want to make an apple crisp ... but that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Chez Nous
There was a weekEND? How does that differ from weekDAYS? And why do all you BIG people make such a big deal about it. All I know is that I eat every three hours and sleep in between those yummy meals. Weekdays ... weekends ... they all run together. Seriously,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Chez Nous
Linen is a wonderful fabric and a favorite of mine. It absorbs, it breathes, it is soft, it is versatile. I love its even weave. It works wonderfully for cross-stitch projects, clothing and literal linens like dish towels. I have heard of home linens being made from actual linen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Chez Nous
Squash is a perfect medium for the sauces that I typically enjoy on pasta. I eat meat sauce with zucchini and butternut squash is delicious for cream sauces. Spaghetti squash is amazingly versatile. Recently, I was listening to a podcast that discussed non-tomato-based sauces for pasta and was intrigued by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Chez Nous
Should you dare think life as a 4-month old is boring, then you haven't lived with my mama. She's so pretty to look at ... ... and sometimes, I just can't help but eat her up! What?! This isn't normal? Ok then, I'll try her nose... Still no? Well, shucks,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Chez Nous
You didn't think I would tell you about that awesome Celery Salad with Peanuts and not also tell you about the Spicy Thai Flank Steak I made with it, did you? That would cruel and unjust punishment. The marinade calls for sambal oelek, which is an Asian chile sauce and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Chez Nous
Celery gets the short end of the stick in terms of appreciation, don't you think? It's usually considered a diet food, filled with peanut butter or pimento cheese and left in the lunchbags of schoolchildren everywhere, or masked into a soup in the form of mirepoix. It rarely gets its... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Chez Nous
When I eat Morroccan flavors, it makes me want to visit that country and feel first-hand the bright, colorful personality that seems to be infused in each dish. Spices like turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, and ginger ... Vegetables like carrots, chickpeas, sugar snap peas, cucumber, red bell pepper ... With a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Chez Nous
Last week, Ben was home and although some of the time was spent getting his stuff packed back up for school, we found some time for fun, too. We spent an afternoon at the Market ... Storyville is the perfect place to relax with a baby at the Market! We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Chez Nous
Have you ever noticed how pretty drawer knobs are? I gravitate to the bins of them at thrift stores, flea markets, and vintage markets. I would have to refinish a fair amount of dressers to use all the ones I love! I was thrilled to find this idea on Pinterest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Chez Nous
(First published at, July 2014) It's summertime and it's hot! Kids are running through the sprinklers, we're making lemonade like nobody's business, and ice cream trucks are cruising the neighborhoods. Wait! Did someone mention ice cream?! Oooh … the perfect summer treat, right? There are times when kids need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Chez Nous
The weekend started out with a nice long Friday (and Saturday morning, too!) visit with the Little Man ... He seems to be saying, "Qui? Moi?" ... followed up with a huge chuckle at my expense ... We were going to go to the Museum of Flight to see the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Chez Nous
It has definitely been sunny in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. There's no denying the beauty of this area during the summer and autumn months. The winter and some of the spring leave a little to be desired in terms of blue skies, but if you look hard enough, you'll find... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Chez Nous
Meat stuffed with a mixture of ingredients is eaten in just about every culture on Planet Earth. The well-known Chicken Cordon Bleu is rolled with ham and cheese and there's the German Rouladen that my husband remembers from his childhood. Many cultures also have a meat mixture rolled in cabbage... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Chez Nous
I spent the weekend scanning in about 600 of my dad's slides. Of course, this labor of love is more than simply scanning slides ... it's a walk down Memory Lane. They are not in order so as I scan them, I'm putting them in files by the year that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Chez Nous
If this hasn't been a launguishing month, I'm not sure what would qualify as one. We don't have a formal vacation planned so maybe I created my own. I've been sleeping in, neglecting housework, engaging in creative pursuits in the hope of sharing them here, becoming frustrated by said pursuits,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Chez Nous
Me too, Candy, unless it's too garlicky. I feel that overpowers the avocado too much. And actually, to be honest, I don't like tomatoes in it either. I suppose I'm kind of picky about guacamole and am just finding that out!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on French Fridays | Guacamole at Chez Nous
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Hope you liked it, Emily!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on French Fridays | Guacamole at Chez Nous
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Cukes and avocados play so nicely together, Mary! Just try it once. Add chile powder if you must, but it really only needs salt.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on French Fridays | Guacamole at Chez Nous
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I eat weird things for breakfast, too, Alice! It's all food and if I'm in the mood, I eat it!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on French Fridays | Guacamole at Chez Nous
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I stole it ... so you can too!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on French Fridays | Guacamole at Chez Nous
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Zucchini! Zucchini! Everywhere!! Every summer, there are numerous comments about how prolific zucchini is and desperate cries for ideas on how to use it all up. I don't have a garden nor do I have too many zucchinis, but I do have some ideas on how to use it up!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Chez Nous