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Posted at November 8, 2011 by 0 Comment

Cumin, or DIY ground spices

Okay, seriously, who grinds their own spices? I mean, who that isn’t a famous chef with lots of spare time and a super picky palette? Not me — usually. But it just so happened that this past week we made a ...

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Posted at November 2, 2011 by 0 Comment

Tomato Soup

I think one of my greatest laments in life is that I married a man who is semi-allergic to tomatoes. Okay, that’s hyperbole – I don’t really have any laments in life. But I do sort of pity Rob, who ...

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Posted at October 29, 2011 by 0 Comment

Halloween Costume #2: Butterfly Wings

Remember how I mentioned that my friend Hannah and I abandoned the original wings idea and made her Cute Kid (CK) really over-the-top butterfly wings for Halloween? Oh, my goodness, they're gorgeous! I cannot recommend following this procedure, ...

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Posted at October 25, 2011 by 0 Comment

Halloween Costume: Wings

In keeping with my “I love Autumn” theme, I adore Halloween. It's not the candy - it's the outlet for creativity and expression (even if for some people that expression is: Look how short my skirt is).  I’m certainly past ...

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Posted at October 17, 2011 by 0 Comment

Boiled Cider (or Cider Syrup)

Confession: I love me some autumn. This is my favorite season… ever. It’s got cool sunshine and low humidity; sweaters, cute jackets and jeans; and oh, the food! Apples and pears, pot roast and soup, tomatoes and squash and pumpkin ...

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Posted at October 4, 2011 by 1 Comment

Oven Cleaner

Hello World! I’m alive and (finally) back at it! So I know I’ve hinted a time or two that Rob and I were moving. Well, we moved! And the new house is FANTASTIC. It’s window-filled and bright and spacious and ...

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Posted at September 16, 2011 by 2 Comments

5 Pear Facts (or, Growing Alien Tree Fruit)

Okay, so we’re working through the slow, slow process of getting settled into the new house. Which is taking FOREVER and keeping me from doing the things I want to ...

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Posted at August 23, 2011 by 4 Comments

Best Drill for Home Projects?

Okay, so Rob and I are furiously working on our existing house, so that on Friday we can move to a new one and rent this one out. Awesome. It involves a lot of building guardrails and handrails and adding ...

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Posted at August 19, 2011 by 6 Comments

Fried Peaches to End State Fair Week

It's our last day of State Fair Week (tear!). And what better way to end than with dessert? Now, I was going to do fried Twinkies. But at the last minute, I changed my mind. Why? Because 1) That required me ...

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Posted at August 18, 2011 by 3 Comments

Homemade Corn Dogs, On a Stick

You ever notice how, from one state to another, there can be drastic vocabulary differences? I'm originally from the awesome state of Minnesota, where, for whatever reason, there are a few things that are just said differently. For example, growing up, ...

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