PUMPKIN PUDDING

“The proof is in the pudding.” Well, the above quote makes no sense unless you’re a person who hides things in pudding.  Actually, the above phrase began as the proof of the pudding is in the eating, or some such thing that meant you can’t judge a food without eating it.  We knew that. Another…

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MARITAL DISCLOSURE

“My husband has an awesome wife.” I want to set the record straight before someone (not naming names) takes some of my hilarious, fictitious, ramblings personally.  Most of the things I write about my husband are about a fictitious man who is not my real husband.  Because … If I wrote about my real husband…

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SPIDERS ETC

“Scientists have discovered why some female spiders eat their mates.  According to data analysis, it turns out the male spider deserves it,” Well, I really wanted to give an update on my accidental garden, which led to a “discussion” between my husband and me.  I told him that it looked like the vines that sprouted…

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CLIMBING

“Like vines, people also need a tree to cling to, to give them support.”  Elizabeth Kata Wrong!  That’s the trouble with society.  (Oh, she thinks she’s got this figured out!)  We read something and we start looking for a tree to support us.  Nothing against trees, mind you.  (Where was I going with this?) So…

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CHOCOLATE GANACHE

“You are under the influence.” WOW!!  What are you talking about, Grandma Pat? Start over.  This post should have a subtitle, like a best selling book.  It should say, “Success with the saltine toffee thingies”.  You’ll have to look at the August 28 post to see where this saga began.  And you’ll have to be…

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MACARONI CASSEROLE

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”  Federico Fellini Thank God for jars of frozen prepared food in the freezer.  Notice how I cleverly avoided the word, leftovers.  Today’s offering involves a jar that’s labeled “Beef Stew”. Really? There it sits, thawing in the fridge, between the Reddi Wip, brought to you by a…

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MOM’S MEATLOAF

“Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.”  Julia Child One of my favorite memories is mom’s meatloaf.  It was simple and delicious.  Mother even used her meatloaf recipe when she made hamburgers, which we had every Sunday night for dinner.  Always with potato chips on the side.  Mom’s hamburgers were more like meatloaf sandwiches and were…

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SHOW ME A SIGN

“Attention:  Please make sure the elevator is there before stepping in.” Did you ever have one of those days?   We know, or so it’s been reported, that a person sees an average of 5000 ads per day.  Not   all of them are blatant sales pitches.  Sometimes they’re signs simply trying to sell you…

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DEMENTIA UPDATE

“If mom can’t find it, no one can.” Note to the youth of the world – you will come to a certain age where you’ll be on the lookout for signs of dementia.  These signs include repeating yourself.  Note to the youth of the world – Oh, just forget it!  Which is another sign. The…

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RICE – EASY MEALS

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.” What the heck does that mean?! I’ve decided to use up the last of my leftovers today with the world’s best food to meld leftovers into a palatable meal.  In fact, I was going to name this post, Rice, the food for lazy people, but I knew that a storm of…

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