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Irish Stew

Stew is one of those meals that feels like a hug in a bowl. My family is Irish, Scottish, German. Our varied heritage means we embrace a little bit from each piece of our backgrounds. Well, mostly we embrace the Irish and the German. I should work on the Scottish. Irish stew is one of …

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Fat Tuesday

Happy Mardi Gras! I hope you have a fabulous Fat Tuesday. Our dinner for Fat Tuesday Shrimp Creole (via a family recipe) for my daughter and I & Red Beans, Turkey Sausage and rice for the boys! I’m participating in the iPPP link up that Liz and KLZ host. Related articles Mardi Gras! (Happy Fat …

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What I Bought Recently.

If you’re here to enter the MyBlogSpark giveaway I’m hosting click here. I’m participating in the iPPP link up that Liz and KLZ host. My son and I had dinner at Red Robin on Saturday evening.  It was our special dinner out while my husband and daughter attended a Father-Daughter Valentine’s dance. I picked wines, …

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Christmas Traditions

    We have many Christmas Traditions.     Some are new….. And, the tree…must go up on Thanksgiving or the day after…. What are your Holiday Traditions? Related articles Holiday Family Traditions. (dfconsultants.wordpress.com) The History of Christmas and it’s Traditions (christopheryan11.wordpress.com) Traditions – Countdown to Christmas (msmousecleanshouse.wordpress.com) Happy Holidays and Interesting Traditions (sandmanhotelgroup.wordpress.com)

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Cra-mazing dipped pretzels

Cra-mazing: (adj.) something both crazy and amazing. also known as Freak-tacular I bought these super duper long pretzels. As soon as I saw them, I knew that I had to buy them intended to dip them in melting chocolate A few days later, while picking up some yarn from Michael’s, I found candy cane flavored …

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Odds and Ends

Today’s post is an odds and ends sort of post. I’m making peppermint vodka. It’s still “cooking”. 6 ounces of vodka, 4 peppermint candies=a little bit of peppermint flavor. I’m adding more peppermints (5 more) and we’ll see if I get a more powerful peppermint kick. I’ll keep you posted. My sweet girl loves her …

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Savvy Shopping

I’m off shopping this morning. Grocery shopping. I know there are some peeps who have not finished their holiday shopping. I got a great e-mail offer from Target yesterday. I am going to attempt to share it with you via this LINK It is a printable coupon for a free $10 gift card with any …

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Cake in a Jar

The idea & post for cake in a jar is courtesy of a question on my Facebook page. Making teacher or co-worker gifts that will impress (not to mention survive the trip to school/work) isn’t always easy. Cake~ baked in a canning jar fits the bill perfectly. Here’s what to do….. Cake mix…make your own …

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Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

Some gifts are about food. About filling a tummy with gooey goodness. Other gifts are about pampering someone you care about in a non-foodie way. Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub is one a great way to pamper the crafter, gardener, baker, person who likes pampering in your life. Making your own sugar scrub is so easy. …

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Frugally yours, for the Holidays.

I read a great post on Things I Can’t Say yesterday. I love reading what Shell writes, I like to think that we’d be coffee or wine friends if we lived in the same state. I think that about more than a few people, but I’m way friendly and super social in my imagination. Anyhooo…. …

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