POTATO EXPOSE’

“It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Yesterday, if you’re one of my followers, you read about one of the ways to prepare a beef roast in a crock pot.  That recipe had potatoes and carrots under the beef.  This is an easy way to get an entire meal cooked while you’re busy…

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SLOW COOKER BEEF AND VEGGIES

“Being an adult is like folding a fitted sheet.” The other day I came across a beef roast in the chest freezer.  Don’t go there!  Anyway, after I spent a few minutes wondering where it came from (it came from the chest freezer) I decided to do it up in the crock pot, aka slow…

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SOMETHING OR OTHER

“We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.”  Daniel Kahneman, Author of, Thinking Fast and Slow I’ll bet you’re all sitting there thinking that every day I whip up amazing meals from incredible recipes that thrill and delight my friends and family.  Oh, that’s right.  You’ve seen some…

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MY CHOPPER

“We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.”  Bruce Lee Many years ago, it a galaxy far away (I think it was a Target store) I came upon a kitchen gadget that looked useful.  I thought it was something I might use now and then.  Boy, was I wrong! I’m talking about my Ninja, which I use…

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I LOVE UPS

“Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.”  David Gerrold Every now and then my husband and I play a game called, “Who Got the Most Packages This Week!” Yes, we’ve fallen prey to the “Buy with one…

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SPICY PEANUT SAUCE

“Some days I amaze myself.  Other days I put the laundry into the oven.” There is a rather traditional peanut sauce that basically contains, peanut butter, lime juice, something spicy, a dash of salt, and a bit of hot water to get the desired consistency.   So let’s see what I can do with this…

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CABBAGE WARS

“Don’t give up your dreams.  Keep sleeping.” Before people get married they oftentimes forget to ask some simple questions of their intended partner, which leads to surprise and sometimes dismay in years to come.  For instance, when we were dating, my future husband failed to ask me if I played the accordion.  You’d think that…

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PICTURE PERFECT QUICHE

“Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered, ‘Who ties your shoelaces for you?'” This is an entry that happened because I had WAY too much coffee this morning (it seemed like a good idea at the time) and started reminiscing about the past.  This reminisce comes from my youthful dating days.…

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BLACKMAILING GRANDCHILDREN

“You mean your real name isn’t Grandma!” I have approximately 20 grandchildren.  Each is unique.  Their parents don’t always use that word when describing them.  Distance adjusts perspective. I, too, remember being really tired! But this isn’t the cuddly grandchild story.  This is about blackmail and the wisdom of taking “cute” baby pictures of each…

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PANCAKE SAGA – Part 2

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.  In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ― Julia Child I recently posted something about wanting a more bread-like product in my diet (whine, whine, whine) and came up with a mixture of cream cheese and egg with a Penzeys seasoning that fried up…

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