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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 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. 3, 2011 8:10 am 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2011 5:42 am
Teenagers are a separate life form. You have mammals, reptiles, amphibians. Teenagers should be a group like that. An entirely separate species. They don't think like rational people and they don't think like kids. They are unpredictable. My boys are 19 and 16. If there is one thing I know,… MORE
Monte Cristo Egg Bake
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Monte Cristo Egg Bake too
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Mar. 1, 2011 7:57 pm 
Updated: May 29, 2011 8:26 pm
I get asked this question 3 times almost every night. Once by my husband and once by each of my kids. I make dinner and inevitably one will get the ball rolling. It's like Chinese water torture! They know it annoys me which is why they each ask. I tried writing it down and posting it on the… MORE
Baby Reds & Green Bean Saute
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Eggless Chocolate Cake
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Feb. 26, 2011 8:36 pm 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2011 6:38 am
There are times when I am gloriously happy to live in Florida and today was one of those days! Made a road trip to Daytona today with my hubby and our 2 teenage boys. Last weekend was the Daytona 500 and next weekend is Bike Week so this was a good time to go. Not to mention, temps near 76… MORE
my lovely new platter
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Feb. 25, 2011 6:35 pm 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2011 7:00 am
So a typical Friday night at our house is..well...there is no typical Friday night at our house. We are always doing something different. However, this Friday night was spent with a new recipe (Chicken Enchiladas) and a free movie rental from Redbox. First the movie...if you are a child of… MORE
Chicken Enchiladas
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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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