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About TheSceneFromMe

Wife, Foodie, Traveler, Shopaholic. I am a thirty-something tactfully-opinionated nurse living in the Midwest. I believe shopping counts as cardio, tea cannot be too sweet, anything orange (and sparkly!) can cure a bad mood, and no one can have enough clothes, accessories or shoes. I love to bake, indulge in celebrity gossip, cupcakes, reality tv, photography, travel anywhere new or places that I've already graced, spend time with my family and live life the way I am meant to. I am in love with my iPhone, husband and 2 wrinkly shar-peis. Join me on the journey of my candy coated life. Fasten your seatbelts! This is the scene from ME!

Apple Pie Pancake Apple Rings

Autumn.  The season that seems to be a favorite among people living in Indiana.  I can’t say that I disagree.  I love the changing colors of the leaves.  All those colors, I would have to say, are my favorite.  That’s … Continue reading

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White Chocolate S’mores Gooey Cake Bars

Remember those cool evenings in the fall when you are sitting on your back patio, listening to the crickets, with sweatshirt and jeans on, around your fire pit, dreaming of a gooey warm s’more? Or what about those hot summer … Continue reading

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Fruity Vanilla Oatcakes

This my friends, is the breakfast of champions!   Not to take anything away from Wheaties, but these oatcakes are good.  And good for you.  Who doesn’t love that?! A toasty twist on oatmeal that will make you grin from ear … Continue reading

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Cheesecake Stuffed Peaches

It’s summertime and peaches are in season! A plump and succulent ripe peach filled with creamy sweet cheesecake in the middle is what you are feasting your eyes upon right now.  Are your eyes bugging out towards the screen because … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Mix

  Dark chocolate.  Peanut butter.  Granola.  =  Total party in the mouth.   Or with a spoon and some milk.  Or on top of a banana or some yogurt.  However you choose.  Just believe me, this is good stuff. I am … Continue reading

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Gooey White Chocolate Fluffernutter Cake Bars

What the fluff? Did you know that there is a National Fluffernutter Day?  It is October 8 this year.  I say we start celebrating that day NOW! Is fluffernutter a childhood memory of yours?  Were you ever made a sandwich … Continue reading

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Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Tacos

  It wasn’t until a few years ago (maybe two) that I developed a real taste for fish.   I mean really enjoying eating fish.  And actually being able to choose to eat fish and not being forced to eat it … Continue reading

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Pineapple Orange Refresher

  Remember my post about things I love about summer?  I have a few more things to add to my list.  What can I say, summer is a fabulous season. Summer Lovin’: Sandals Lemonade Crashing Waves Watermelon Grilled Corn on … Continue reading

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Wheatberry, Bean and Feta Salad

I have never been the one to like beans.  I hated eating beans growing up as a kid.  But momma knows best.  And so I was forced to eat beans a time or two too much.  Funny how things change … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies

Why is it that whenever I make anything with bananas I always have monkey’s on the mind?  As in monkey’s at the zoo, not the Monkees that my mom was in love with.  I guess it’s because monkey’s eat bananas … Continue reading

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Applesauce Refresher

I love summer!  It’s just a great season for many reasons.  But in Indiana, it gets hot.  And it gets really humid during the summer here too. So I have some favorite summertime treats that are a cool and refreshing … Continue reading

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Sanibel Island and Siesta Key

  Hi!  Long time, no recipe huh?  I just returned from 8 nights away with some fabulously fun and fashionable ladies!  We had a wonderful time exploring the islands, eating some delicious meals, walking the beaches looking for shells, riding … Continue reading

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Homemade Banana Fro-Yo

Is it always your bananas fate to end up in a bowl of oatmeal or a loaf of bread? Why not give them a whirl and cool off with this scrumptious and nutritious homemade banana frozen yogurt after a sweaty … Continue reading

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My Virgin Kale Attempt

Curious.  That sums up my virgin kale attempt.  Many of you know how good baked kale chips are.  Well, I had never heard of them until I started seeing them on other blogs. I wondered how you bake this sort … Continue reading

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Creamy Spinach & Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

This meal will keep you eating your veggies (spinach and tomatoes) but has a tiny bit of creamy indulgence built in too. An amazingly refreshing pasta made with spinach & sun-dried tomatoes, topped with pine nuts and shredded parmesan cheese. … Continue reading

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Seriously Spinached Smoothie

So for a year or two now I’ve been reading about so many others making smoothies with spinach in them. At first, I have to admit, it sounded gross.  I am not one to mix certain things together.  Like I … Continue reading

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Cherry Tapioca

I have been eating cherry tapioca for years.  The recipe originally came from my Grandma on my dad’s side of the family. I love this dessert that is beaming with red cherries.  It’s easy peasy to make too. I know … Continue reading

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A Chocolate Surprise!

Of course I love Max Brenner’s Chocolate By The Bald Man. I’ve delighted my tastebuds in the restaurant in NYC and Las Vegas. But who knew they had a cookbook. This chocolate dessert recipe collection book arrived in the mail … Continue reading

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Spinach Romano Soup and Bruschetta Biscuits with Feta

What a wondrous meal this turned out to be for us.  I mean, I love spinach and I love Romano cheese, so the soup couldn’t be bad, right?! To go along with the soup I knew I wanted to make … Continue reading

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You Might Be A Nurse If. . .

You can’t phase a nurse.   We’ve seen it all, more than we ever wanted to see. We have to exhibit a “whatever it takes” attitude for the sake of our patients. Why patients are modest around us, I don’t know.  … Continue reading

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For All You Peanut Butter Lovers Out There!!!

For all you fellow peanut butter lovers out there, how about this delicious flavor! White Chocolate Cherry Peanut Butter.  Are you salivating now just thinking about it? You can buy this fabulous peanut butter here from Cherry Republic in Michigan. … Continue reading

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U.G.L.I. You Ain’t Got No Alibi

Enter the Ugli fruit from Jamaica 🙂 It’s a hybrid fruit made up of combining a grapefruit, orange and tangerine. Sounds good huh?  With some tang, bitterness and sweetness, this fruit was a good find on a recent grocery store … Continue reading

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Midwest Goes West

I’m giving a great big hug to the desert in Arizona, Nevada and California. I’m loving exploring it. The mountains. The palm trees. The heat. The sunshine. Love it!

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1 April, 2011 00:26

The best way to see the original London Bridge? Riding 58 miles down the Colorado River in a jet boat at 45 mph to Lake Havasu Arizona! That’s what I did yesterday. Today was spent by the pool as it … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Fluff

We all know how good oats are.  Oats in a jar, oats with nut butter, oat cookies, oats in granola, oats in smoothies and stovetop oats. This time, I wanted to fluff up my oats.  I mean really puff those … Continue reading

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28 March, 2011 12:01

A wonderful day spent hiking in Joshua Tree National Park in California! The sights were magnificent! We had a picnic lunch here too. More fun times ahead 🙂

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25 March, 2011 14:50

Enjoying spring break out west! Las Vegas, hiking in Red Rock Canyon and onto Palm Springs California. I’ll be back…someday. Maybe!

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Cookie Dough Stuffed Truffles

~~Shake Your Bon Bon, Shake Your Bon Bon~~~ These truffles stuffed with sweet cookie dough are definitely worth dancing for! The delicious taste of chocolate chip cookie dough turned in to a decadent truffle filling and then dunked in drippy … Continue reading

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Chickpea Crunch Salad

Cheap and easy.  Simple and Delicious. That describes this chickpea salad perfectly.  This wonderful vegetable is full of protein and takes center stage in this salad recipe.  Not your traditional salad, as in lettuce salad, but nonetheless it has the … Continue reading

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Protein Packed Pudding~Chia Seed Style

Chi-ch-ch-CHIA.  When you think of chia, you think of chia pets right?  Well chia seeds are no longer being used for just chia pets.  They are incredibly nutritious and are being used in all kinds of baking and cooking recipes … Continue reading

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