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Sep. 23, 2011 5:51 am 
Updated: Sep. 30, 2011 5:30 am
Hello Peeps! Our last GangUp Challenge back in June was a smashing success (with a huge THANK YOU to Avon for taking up the Hostess duties while I was away on summer vacay) and as summer has now passed (officially today at 5:05 a.m.!) we enter the Fall Season looking forward to the harvest … MORE
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Aug. 15, 2011 11:30 am 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2011 3:02 pm
I received this in an email today...and because it is quite lengthy, I decided to post it here on my Blog as opposed to cluttering up The Buzz....  I just have to share this as I agree wholeheartedly with the subject!!!  We all need to a good reminder of exactly how wasteful our society has… MORE
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Aug. 4, 2011 6:08 pm 
Updated: Aug. 13, 2011 7:39 pm
First off, I am a 50-ISH year old person, and therefore, feel totally, justifiably, old enough to rant about this subject..... Back when I went to grade school in Southern Ontario in the 60's and 70's, the teachers propped open their curriculum books, grabbed huge wands of chalk and went about… MORE
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Jul. 20, 2011 10:28 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2011 5:10 pm
I for one, am certainly enjoying this glorious summer weather that is upon us!  Now for those that may complain about the heat, just remember how miserable you were back in January & February when the groundhog seemingly lied about an early spring...or the month of May that smashed local… MORE
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Jul. 18, 2011 12:27 pm 
Updated: Jul. 19, 2011 9:08 am
Now I bet some of you are wondering...just WHAT are Charro Beans?  Well, let me tell you,  the people of Mexico certainly know how to add flair to ordinary dishes!  This is a spicier, full-bodied version of traditional American 'Baked Beans' with beer ("barracho" meaning "drunken" in… MORE
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Jul. 13, 2011 11:44 am 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2011 6:20 am
Every summer as most of you faithful followers of my blog know, I spend time at a cottage located about 3 hours north of Toronto on Lake Nipissing.  Beautiful views from the deck overlooking the blue waters of Fish Bay at the southern-most end of the lake, and yes, that is a tasty… MORE
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Jun. 22, 2011 2:41 pm 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2011 4:42 pm
It's that time again all you AR Peeps! Time for another edition of the AR GangUp Challenge before everyone gets busy with summer holidays and disappears from the Internet! :) We are going back to our so-called roots for this edition, we strayed doing some fun themes in the past and now we are… MORE
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Jun. 9, 2011 5:54 am 
Updated: Jun. 16, 2011 2:31 pm
You all remember Chip n' Dale don't you?  Those adorably cute chipmunk's from the world of Walt Disney that had a penchant for getting into mischief?....well.... I have had my own version of Walt Disney's mischievious rodents over the years that continue to keep me fully entertained in my… MORE
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Apr. 11, 2011 5:07 am 
Updated: Apr. 19, 2011 9:07 am
Hello Peeps! and welcome to the latest edition of the AllRecipes GangUp Challenge! This round was a special Challenge geared towards Easter, everyone had the choice of either making something with chocolate or opting for a traditional Easter Bread (from a country o MORE
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Mar. 31, 2011 10:02 am 
Updated: Apr. 8, 2011 11:14 pm
  It's that time again fellow Peeps! and just in time for the Easter Festivities that will soon be upon us! This time around, in celebration of Easter and all the differnet foods and traditions that go with it, we have a one-time Challenge that is just a tad off the path of our regula MORE
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I am a Real Estate Agent (visit, A Mom to two grown kids, A Wife and I love to collect recipes! I have so many creative outlets at the is a wonder I have time to work :) I knit all kinds of things, I design, create and sew custom-made Aprons, Totes & Vacation Handbags ~ for further info, please visit, I also JUST (Oct/13) purchased a loom and am learning how to weave AND I blog my heart out at I used to blog here on AR but felt the need to compile everything into one site, cooking, sewing, crafts, DIY, and funny cr@p that happens to me at our cottage and life in general. So pop on by and say hello!
My favorite things to cook
BBQ Chicken Penne Pasta - my husband ADORES it! Anything with rice or pasta, along with a killer bbq chicken pizza!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easter Paska bread - my kids pester me every year to make it! It takes all day but well worth it.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that turns out well! ;)
My cooking tragedies
When I first got married many years ago, we got our first microwave and I attempted to cook carrots in a corningware dish with a glass lid...anyway, I inadertantly set the timer for 25 minutes and went out in the backyard, next thing I knew the glass lid of the corningware was a molten mass and the carrots had turned into little charcoal briquettes! My husband has never let me hear the end of that one! :)
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