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This is by far the best way to eat a cupcake! A little bit of icing, a little bit of cake, conveniently packaged in every spoonful! | How to Eat a Cupcake: The Mug Shot | @takeonelizabeth

How to Eat a Cupcake: The Mug Shot

Cupcakes can get personal. “Personal” as in the way you choose to eat them. There seem to be just as many ways to eat a cupcake as there…

The Fall of the Rise: R.I.P. Bread Baby | @takeonelizabeth

The Fall of the Rise: R.I.P. BB

You probably had a feeling this post was coming. After all, I haven’t updated you about Bread Baby — BB — in a really long time. Four months,…

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Food is about loving and giving and performance and applause … It is essential and sensuous. — Barbara Kafka

Maryland-Style Scrambled Eggs with Old Bay

Maryland-Style Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Tomato

I’m pretty sure that if you pricked the finger of an average Marylander between the months of June and September, they’d bleed Old Bay. Growing up here in…

Spock Meets Dory

I’m sitting in my physical therapist’s office. Today is supposed to be my last session. Well, more like my last last session, since this latest series of visits…

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Ideally, the body of a woman should feel like a hot water bottle filled with Devonshire cream. — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

How Candy Crush taught me everything I need to know about reaching my goals

Like everyone else in the world, there are some aspects of myself that I am not so proud of. I’m not a patient person. I tend to forget…

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Without bread, without wine, love is nothing. — French proverb

The Greenest Green of All the Greens: How to Make Wheatgrass Juice Without a Juicer

A while back, we contemplated upgrading from our NutriBullet to the Holy Grail of blenders – a Vitamix. However, Joe (always the sensible one) talked me down from…

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After a perfect meal we are more susceptible to the ecstasy of love than at any other time. — Dr. Hans Bazli

Crispy Beef

Highlights and Crispy Beef

You may not know this, but my heart actually belongs to two Joes—one is my husband, the other is my hair stylist. Except he’s not just the guy…

I learned to love my body and now I can’t talk to people at parties

When I rebranded as Take On E, I had a distinct goal in mind: In addition to blogging about food, travel, and other fun stuff, I’d write about…

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I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. — Mae West

Sausage Tortilla Soup

Hearty (and Healthy) “Sausage” Tortilla Soup

Oh, how I love me some Mexican food. Perhaps it’s a product of my childhood – every Sunday we’d go to Taco Bell for lunch and then to…

Bok Tower Gardens Singing Tower

Swooping Owls, Singing Towers, and a Moss Man: Bok Tower Gardens, Florida

I’ve told you a little bit about the food in Central Florida, a little bit about the wine, now it’s time to talk attractions. And I don’t mean…