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Nov. 19, 2012 1:17 pm 
Updated: Nov. 21, 2012 4:26 pm
I love Thanksgiving!  Its my favorite holiday. It combines food, family and friends. What more could a person ask for?!!  This year the family has grown a bit and many of the kids have decided to host their own thanksgiving.  My four step-kids are not going to be with us this year as it is… MORE
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corn and sunflowers
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Tags:  Holidays
Nov. 5, 2012 9:44 am 
Updated: Nov. 15, 2012 8:56 pm
Had a very nice weekend. While elsewhere in the country Jack Frost is starting to nip at everyone's gardens, here it is forcasted to be 80*f  for most of the week.  We had a Scout Camporee at one of our kind-of lakes.  Being a new group my Sea Scouts hooked up one of our pretty boats and gave… MORE
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Oct. 30, 2012 6:31 pm 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2012 7:05 pm
Tomorrow is Halloween, this is my most favorite non-holiday.  This year is a bit sad for me though. My kids are all teenagers and in Jr High and High school. So they no longer get excited about carving pumpkins, dressing up (unless its overtly sexy) or trick-or-treating.  I don't even get to… MORE
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Oct. 2, 2012 1:49 pm 
What a weekend that was!!  The sea scouts hooked up with the boy scouts for quite the get together! We took the boys out on the boats and even though we were only able to get 3 boats in the water (we took 5) and it took way to long to get them out on the water, all in all it was quite a… MORE
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Tags:  Lifestyle, Family
Sep. 21, 2012 3:53 pm 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2012 4:39 pm
well the other day i was having a need to create in the kitchen.  This usually brings fear and anticipation to my family, as somethings its great other times.... not so much.  this time i think I hit the chocolate jackpot!!! I was making these delicious  brown sugar cookies,  while making them… MORE
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Sep. 21, 2012 3:28 pm 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2012 6:52 am
Well here it is, the "end of summer" or so they say, but its still in the high 90's here.  Im told its going to be that way until mid December with a chance of getting to the 80's by then.  Looks like were not going to be having any rain this winter either. Bad for the upcoming planting… MORE
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My favorite things to cook
I love to cook and bake. I think my most favorite thing to bake is bread. All kinds. This is usually a winter event, summers here get to be 110* and I can usually raise my bread outside. However there is nothing like raising bread by the fireplace.
My cooking tragedies
I was trying to make this Thai dish one night, I started out fine, (at this time I was living in a small apartment with a 2 burner stove), As i kept adding the ingredients (was meant to serve 4 so it said) I had to keep moving everything into bigger and bigger pots. Soon I had this bubbling mess of peanut-butter and chicken spilling over the sides of my biggest pot running down the stove onto the floor. My little apt began to smell like burning peanut butter and garlic. I eventually gave up as I ran out of kitchen and pots in which to cook this gooey peanut buttery mess. It tasted awful and I and my apt smelled for days.
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