Monthly Archives: April, 2011

A post about my slow cooker

I adore my slow cookers (I did not say Crock Pot, because I own two different brands). Slow cookers are great kitchen tools. I would say,  no matter the size of your family, you SHOULD own at least 1 slow cooker. Slow cookers are good for so many types of recipes.  I use mine for …

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Meatless Monday-Mac and cheese

I’m making Mac and cheese for dinner this week for Meatless Monday.  I figured that the kiddos would enjoy it. 🙂 I received a coupon from Kraft First Taste for a free  Philadelphia cooking creme. I decided to try it out in the Mac and cheese.  I used Velveeta, 1/4 cup of 2% milk, and …

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Carrot cake pops, chicks and homemade chex mix

We’ve had a nice Easter weekend. Today we kept it pretty low key, but it was very nice. I made carrot cake (very Easter-y) cake pops on Friday. Click here to see my previous cake pops post and The Little Hen House  is where I got the recipe idea I used. Carrot Cake Pops, they were …

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What I’m reading this week in blog land

I’ve had extra time to blog surf this week. Being sick and wired from the steroids the Doctor put me on kept me up later than normal. I’m feeling a bit better now, and I’m hopeful that in a few more days I’ll be five by five. Post by post, Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide …

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Tuna burger = kid fiasco = this week in FAIL

We went on, as my sister Jenn would say,  a “taste adventure” tonight.  I made tuna burgers.  My husband and I thought that they tasted very good. The texture was not exactly what I expected, but it was not distasteful. My children, they would disagree. My daughter would call this a FAIL.  She had 4 …

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Garden Gab week 5

Here’s a peek at how my garden is growing this week.  Most of the plants, the ones that were damaged by the wind, are doing well.  The replacement seeds I planted last weekend are sprouting.  My okra is also sprouting.     I was super stoked to find a whole bunch of tiny, baby lady bugs …

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Shopping with your community in mind. Meet Lane.

I decided to do this monthly posting in a Question and Answer type format. Meet Lane. 1. A brief intro about you, including your blog info if you have a blog: I am Lane, a working wife/mom. Since having our son, I have been especially concerned about hungry children, and the hungry parents trying to …

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Fish Tacos and Salsa rice

I am making my good friend Lane’s fish tacos tonight. They’re easy, sound delish and I’m in need of easy right now.               On a completely unrelated note, I am seriously disliking the steroids that the doctor put me on. I have felt like a Chihuahua stuck at a Doberman Pinscher meet and greet for …

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Frozen + Fresh= Maybe not Fabulous, but good enough

Well, it’s official (or doctor verified) that I am indeed sick.  😦 Sinus infection bordering on bronchitis. Fun, fun, fun.  I need to rest as much as possible over the next few days, we’ve got a busy weekend.  Resting, not so easy for me, the biggest thing  “resting”  means for my cooking is that I …

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Sick day soup

Three out of the four people in my home are sick. Bummer huh? We’re having chicken soup for dinner. Chicken soup is so easy. You, honestly, can toss in what ever you want. I’m making my base (broth and veggies) now. See the 2 circular disks? They are both frozen broth that I made a …

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