Lauren Zietsman

Author's details

Name: Lauren Zietsman
Date registered: September 23, 2011

Biography

Welcome! I'm a 20-something pediatric physical therapist living in Rochester, cooking my way through love with a handsome man and two awesome cats.

Latest posts

  1. Salt-Free Creole Seasoning Mix — December 5, 2014
  2. DIY Glitter Sensory Jar (And Resistance Tunnel) — November 23, 2014
  3. King Under the Mountain — November 20, 2014
  4. Butternut Squash Soup — November 11, 2014
  5. South African Pannekoek (Cinnamon Sugar Crepes) — November 2, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Spiced Apple Butter (Crock Pot) — 40 comments
  2. Chicken Paprikash and Nokedli — 37 comments
  3. Cascal Giveaway — 36 comments
  4. Double Chocolate Whole-Wheat Muffins — 32 comments
  5. Goodbye, and I Love You — 32 comments

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Salt-Free Creole Seasoning Mix

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My dedication to this blog waxes and wanes, much like the phases of the moon and my use of jaded writing clichés.  It’s such a fun habit when I’m in the mood, and sometimes stressful when I try to maintain even the lightest of posting schedules (right now I’m happy when I post one time …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/12/05/salt-free-creole-seasoning-mix/

DIY Glitter Sensory Jar (And Resistance Tunnel)

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Warning: this is not food related!  And if you just want to see how to make a sensory glitter jar, just scroll down to the bottom! I’ve been thinking about talking a little more about my job on here. Obviously not about the specific kids or family that I work with (hi, HIPPA!), but just …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/11/23/diy-glitter-sensory-jar-and-resistance-tunnel/

King Under the Mountain

Smaug eyeball.

Sorry to my friends in Buffalo buried in snow–stay safe and warm!  We have very little snow just an hour away in Rochester, but it’s still chilly. Also, aren’t cats kinda like dragons?  They like to defensively guard their little burrows and sneak around peering at stuff.  I call it Smaug-mode. See? Anyway, I’ve had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/11/20/king-under-the-mountain/

Butternut Squash Soup

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Have I mentioned lately how much I love having a dishwasher?  It makes it so easy to clean a kitchen (especially a small one like mine)–and clean kitchen basically means clean house, in my opinion. Anyway.  Fritz and I just got back from New Orleans and man, oh, man, did I eat a lot.  I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/11/11/butternut-squash-soup/

South African Pannekoek (Cinnamon Sugar Crepes)

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These pannekoeke (or South African pancakes) are our go-to treat for a rainy or chilly morning or afternoon, when we decide collectively to (ahem) “cluck it”, ditch our work, and snuggle in for a movie. Though directly translated to mean “pancake”, they aren’t like our American counterpart and much more like very simple crepes.  Biting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/11/02/south-african-pannekoek-cinnamon-sugar-crepes/

Fall Food Roundup

South African Rusks

I’m going to be honest with you and admit that I have a very, very low tolerance regarding how many pictures I’m willing to edit in one day.  My poor blog has been neglected because I’ve avoided finally getting to editing the remaining pictures from my trip to California to visit my sister and her family, but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/10/26/fall-food-roundup/

The Bears Den (A Trip to the Catskills)

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Fritz and I took off last weekend to go to a cabin in the Catskills with his sister, Eber, and her boyfriend, Jake. It was just the perfect weekend away. We had piles of droewors and biltong (South African preserved meats, kinda like beef jerky but 23923x better), too many bottles of wine (well, is there such …

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Sriracha (HOT! Chili Sauce)

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Well, it’s definitely my favorite season in the beautiful city of Rochester.  The trees are changing color and dropping leaves so the leaf blowers are hard at work, it’s getting dark around 7:00 (already!?), and I’ve already made an apple pie and ramped up my hot beverage consumption drastically (though still not a pumpkin spice …

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Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage

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I’ve posted this recipe on the blog before (you can see it here, if you are positive you want to brave horribly edited and strangely close-up photos), but since that was January of 2011, I figured it was about time for an update–both the recipe and the pictures.  Plus some cats? I actually managed to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/09/27/hungarian-stuffed-cabbage-2/

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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There’s probably at least six million chocolate chip cookie recipes out there that claim to be the best, so when my sister called me and told me that she’s found “the one“, it was pretty easy to just smile and nod and agree to try them eventually.  A few weeks later I found myself craving …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/09/13/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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