Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Local Eats: Sunrise Café

Last week, my sister and I met up for breakfast and decided to try a completely new place.  Neither of us had ever been there and now that summer is over (after Labor Day means the tourists are gone!), we could happily enjoy breakfast in a beach town without fighting for parking or waiting for a table.

We headed to Ocean City, NJ to the

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Week in Pictures 8-12-2014

Monday was my board exam and to celebrate/cheer me up, we went to the boardwalk again.

Tuesday was National Night Out so we rode our bikes to the park to check things out!  9.2 mile bike ride

Wednesday was pretty uneventful but we picked some veggies from the garden for dinner.

I almost forgot! 

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Running on the OC Boardwalk

What a week it has been! I’ve been struggling to study. It just isn’t something I was ever good at. I always learned as I went. I hate exams. But anyway. I’ve been reading so hopefully enough will stick that I can pass this exam on Monday. If not, I can take it next year (for another $500…). Anyway!

Rob and I have been rocking

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Local Eats: Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

When my sister first told me the name of this place, I giggled a little because I have an Uncle Bill.  Anyway, she claimed it was amazing and we should go since I wanted to try someplace I’d never been before.  Off we went! 

The location we chose (there are several) was the 40th Street one in Ocean City, NJ.  I expected it to

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Atlantic City Restaurant Week 2014

Last week was Atlantic City Restaurant Week!  I didn’t find out about it until the very last minute and I hurried to figure out my dining schedule on my limited budget.  It was about $15 for lunch and $34 for dinner per person.  I also make sure I go to restaurants that are “worth it”.  That is, that I get the most bang for my

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Local Eats: The Ram’s Head Inn

My third and final installment for this year’s Atlantic City Restaurant Week is The Ram’s Head Inn.  This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area, so much so that I got married there! 

This is definitely on the higher end of my restaurant budget but comparable to Steve & Cookies with entrees in the $25 – $40 range.  It is also a

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Local Eats: Atlantic City Country Club

Up next on the Atlantic City Restaurant Week reviews is the Atlantic City Country Club.  This is located not too far from my house.  I wanted to meet my sister for lunch but she had to work so we wanted to choose someplace on the mainland (verses in Atlantic City itself) so she didn’t have as far to drive.

We went here last year and

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Local Eats: Steve & Cookie’s

Last week was Atlantic City Restaurant Week and I’m lucky enough to live in the area. I was able to come home a little early from school (to avoid a snowstorm that never came), and this gave me the chance to tag along with my sister to Steve & Cookie’s Restaurant in Margate, NJ. We had been there for the first time ever back in

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