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Dec. 14, 2011 11:54 am 
Updated: Dec. 17, 2011 2:51 am
(Written in the style of "A Visit From St. Nicholas" aka "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore)Twas the month of Christmas, and just like a mouseThe Jacobson’s were scurrying to decorate their houseThe paper snowflakes were hung by the ceiling with flairBy tall lanky Sean with… MORE
Sep. 28, 2011 1:39 pm 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2012 3:46 am
I know its not even October yet but I am ready for Halloween! When I was a kid in Independence, Kansas Halloween meant more than candy and trick or treating. It meant Neewollah! That was the town festival celebrated around the end of October. It was more than just Halloween spelled backwards.… MORE
plate of eyeballs
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Jun. 6, 2011 10:00 pm 
Updated: Jun. 9, 2011 12:18 pm
My lovely niece, "Alyssa", graduated from high school Friday night. There have been many graduation ceremonies around the country and each of them special and meaningful to someone. My sweet niece has endured much in her short turbulent life. She, and her siblings, have been at the center of… MORE
Making the grade
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Practice makes perfect
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Grad caps
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May 26, 2011 12:32 pm 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2011 7:26 am
I used to own a coffee shop. I roasted my own coffee beans and baked my own scones and muffins and other tasty goodies. When the recession hit, we sank. How many articles have you read that say the first thing you should do to save money is cut out those $5 coffee drinks? Well if you've read… MORE
Hazelnut Chip Scones
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May 24, 2011 9:42 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2011 6:08 pm
I love that line from Vacation. In fact, I love that whole movie. Christmas Vacation was the only other one in the series that is worth quoting. Although "Big Ben...Parliament" does occasionally get quoted in my house. We love quoting movies and TV shows but Vacation is one of those that… MORE
Vegetarian Spicy Tortilla Soup
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May 18, 2011 10:07 pm 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2011 2:34 pm
When my 7 year old (nope sorry he's 8 now) nephew, asked what I was making for dinner I replied "Eggplant Parmesan." He looked at me with a blank stare and started to turn away when he paused and said "So...eggs grow on plants? I thought they came from chickens." How do you explain to an 8… MORE
Eggplant Parmesan
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"Sweating" the eggplant
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May 1, 2011 12:54 pm 
Updated: May 1, 2011 7:36 pm
Even though today is May Day, I have absolutely no idea what traditional May Day fare would be so I'm getting a jump start on the Cinco de Mayo festivities. So I busted out some old favorite Mexican recipes and I'm looking for some new ones to replace the tired old ones I have in my… MORE
South-of-the-Border Burritos
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Apr. 17, 2011 10:04 am 
Updated: Apr. 17, 2011 8:13 pm
My favorite thing about cooking is when I know I got it right. I've "hit the nail on the head" and tweaked a recipe till it reaches Nirvana in your mouth! I know it when I've conceived of the idea, when I've taste-tested along the way and when I'm photographing the finished product.… MORE
Meatball Sub Casserole
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Mar. 8, 2011 9:47 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2011 5:34 pm
Every time I talk about soup that line from Seinfeld comes out! I can't help it! That has to be one of the catchiest lines from any show. I dare you to say it without adding the accent-- it can't be done! That show has ruined 'soup' for me! Now, if you've read any of my other blogs, you may… MORE
Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
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Mar. 6, 2011 9:02 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2011 7:21 pm
Sunday, when I was real young, meant donuts from the local bakery and reading the comics from the newspaper. My Dad would get up early to be down at the bakery before everything was picked over. He'd bring home a dozen different baked confections that were either frosted, dipped, sprinkled,… MORE
Sunday Morning Breakfast
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Overnight Hash Browns
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Sweet Potato Banana Bread
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About Me
Married to a wonderful man for over 21 years now. He'll eat almost anything as long as it doesn't have peas in it! We have 2 teenage boys who can swoop in and ravage a refrigerator quicker than a pack of hyenas on a carcass! I like simple recipes that deliver an unbelievable product.
My favorite things to cook
Definitely desserts!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday baking with my mom. I still bake WAY to much stuff for the holidays!
My cooking triumphs
Finally making fried chicken that my husband LOVED!
My cooking tragedies
Almost anything with yeast turns out bad if I make it. However, I am determined to conquer my yeasty foe!
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