Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

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Restaurant Copycat Recipes Crop

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Parade Magazine‘s blog lately:  I shared recipes that are fabulous copycats of restaurant favorites: 15 COPYCAT RECIPES FROM YOUR FAVORITE CHAIN RESTAURANTS.  Do you have a favorite you’ve always wanted to make at home?  I’m dying to make Cinnabon’s Cinnamon Rolls… and those are included in this bunch!

Marinated Chicken Breast Recipes

I also rounded up 16 MARINATED GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST RECIPES TO MAKE ALL SUMMER LONG.  Once the weather is warm, we use our grill practically every night.  Since chicken is a favorite in my family, these recipes are going to come in handy.  I’ve printed them all and I can’t wait to try them!


I see so much jealousy out there.  This is a better way to go about life, don’t you think??

Fat Flush Water

This is “Fat Flush Water.”  Have you ever heard of such a thing??  Yeah, well… here’s the recipe and an explanation of how it works.  I’m all for trying anything that will flush my fat, lol.  Especially since I just bought the following two bathing suits!


I found two cute tankinis this week on Zappos.  I only bought the tops since I have a couple of black bottoms already.  The first one pictured is a TYR Solids Halter Twist Tankini I (it comes in black, navy and pink; $44.99)  I love how it fits, and I really like the twist in the back.  The 2nd one is a Jantzen Harbour Beauty Stripe Twist Front Tankini (it comes in both black and blue; $88).  I just thought this one was kind of pretty.  Zappos gets me in so much trouble.  I find too many things I like, and they have free returns.  So I order too much… and end up keeping too much!

Summer Recipes

Here are two recipes from my blogging friends that I totally want to make this summer:

gluten free dairy free cookie recipes

Sometimes I sneak recipes into my database without actually “featuring” them on the blog.  Here are two recipes that I added recently- they’re both gluten free and dairy free… but don’t let that freak you out or anything!!  I made them for my son’s lacrosse team’s final tournament of the season.  A couple of the kids can’t eat dairy or gluten, so I created these recipes for them.  We chowed down so much on these, and my family can eat all the dairy and gluten we want.  They’re good for everyone!


IPhone Vent Holder

I just got this in the mail after seeing a friend use it in her car:  KENU AIRFRAME PORTABLE SMARTPHONE CAR MOUNT.  I love it!!!  I used to just stuff my phone between my legs… or put it in my cup holder.  This makes it so easy to see what calls and texts are coming in.  It just slides into your vent.  I feel like it’s much safer!

Bloggers in Portland

Last weekend I was in Portland speaking at the Indulge Blog Conference (I was on a social media panel speaking about Facebook).  I hung out with so many great friends (bloggers) who I had not seen in a long time.  Pictured from left to right:  Carrie (La Pomme de Portland), Shawn (I Wash, You Dry), Kristen (Dine & Dish), ME, Bev (Bev Cooks), Elise (Simply Recipes), Heidi (FoodieCrush), Ali (Gimme Some Oven), Amy (She Wears Many Hats), Amy’s daughter Hope, and Sandy (Reluctant Entertainer).  All of these girls have become such great friends of mine, and I love all of their blogs!  Why oh why do I have my hand on my face like an idiot??  I’m not really sure what I was thinking!  Oh, and Portland has the best food ever.  I want to go back sometime soon.


Here’s an update on my baby birds!  They’re all grown up and have flown away.  Luckily, I was stalking their nest on the morning that they decided to do so.  I caught these fun pics of their last moments in the nest!

Tessie the Labradoodle Puppy

It’s Tessie the Labradoodle- keeping guard on our backyard deck! She’s about 7 months.  Lately we’ve been hiking without the leash and with other doggie friends.  She LOVES it.  I love her soft white fur… until she goes into the creek… and then it soaks in all of the water and mud and then I have a very dirty doggie on my hands.  She gets hosed off when we get home!

I just keep watching this video over and over and get emotional every time.  Read the premise behind it HERE, but the video is about ex-lovers meeting for the first time after 30 years.  It’s just something I think many of us can relate to.

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  • Andi @ The Weary Chef wrote:

    I love those suits, Lori! I have taken to getting the one piece suits with the little ruffly skirt. I like to think I look retro chic, but I’m sure I really look like I’m trying to cover my fat, which is the truth! I need some of that fat flush water stat. (Lord knows I’m not going to lay off the wine and chocolate to flush my fat…) xo

  • nancyabc wrote:

    Thanks so much for the information.
    It is truly an interesting story.
    Lori you are right it does sound like a book or movie possibility.

  • La Torontoise wrote:

    Marina’s boyfriend is a famous German photographer and a citizen of the world: 

    He lived and worked with Marina till 1988. The video shows an event in 2010, so it’s 22 years apart. Not 30. And they both were 40+ when they separated, so the surprise factor is of different nature compared to what would be the case if you and a high school sweet hart separate at age of 18 and see each other at age of 48: -)
    But the age factor — of course, does not change the emotional impact of what we watch in this video. 

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Interesting- thank you! I think after everyone watched the video, they wanted a romantic story to follow. Or a movie!

  • La Torontoise wrote:

    Lori, thank you for the fat flush water. I did not know this one, but will give it a try, right now. I drink 2 litres of mineral water (the french bottled water Vittel) every day. In Europe, it is much less expensive than in America, so I am taking the advantage.

    For a good and lasting effect, I also would recommend the Almased powder shake (all organic ingredients), a German approach proven to work:

    My husband had around 22 pounds, accumulated mostly through beer-drinking (where we live in Europe, beer brew festivals happen almost every weekend). With the Almased approach, he managed to flush the pounds and the belly and gain the weight he had at age of 18 (he is now 45).  I used it myself, but for a more modest change (around 10 pounds). The effect lasts.

    All the best! (I love the swimming suits!).

  • nancyabc wrote:

    OK I want to know more about that art couple??
    Did he just walk out or did he stay and talk to her later??

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) wrote:

    how cool that you caught the baby birds flying out of the nest!

    and the Indulge blog conference looks so fun!