Category Archives: Tips & Tidbits

In My Kitchen


I was delighted while perusing our crowded blogosphere when I came upon a blog named Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.  I thoroughly enjoyed Celia’a post “In My Kitchen”.  When I got to the end I realized she was encouraging us to … Continue reading

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Orange Cheesecake


This year to a great extent I was more than ready to ring in a new year.  I think maybe I like the sound of 2012 better than 2011.  Possibly it’s because 2011 was not a great year in many … Continue reading

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Fine Awards


One of the nice perks of blogging is that every so often awards are handed out from fellow bloggers.  Right before the craziness of Thanksgiving two fellow bloggers bestowed the honor upon me.  Now before I’m completely engulfed in the … Continue reading

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Secretly Simple Croutons


My head is stuffy, so stuffy it’s exhausting to breathe.  No bueno!  I’m sure it will be gone soon…I’m medicating with antibiotics and stuff said to unstuff ones nose.  It all started when I awoke early Saturday with a scratchy … Continue reading

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Broccoli & The Boss


My father-in-law, whom I love dearly because he makes me laugh, can be a bit bossy at times.  Occasionally it is warranted that he show his bossiness other times not so much.  I usually go along because after all I’m … Continue reading

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A Million Dollar Cat & Muffins


We all have them from time to time; those worrisome events in our lives that turn life upside down or inside out.  This week was upside down for me.  I am a soft hearted animal lover and this week I’ve … Continue reading

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A Trip to Nick’s


A few weeks ago my man Dan and I traveled south-east about 350 miles to attend my high school reunion.  It was my 40th – yep, do the math I’ve been out of high school a long time. It was a … Continue reading

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We Got Pretzeled


On Saturday Miss T was, of course,  not in school and we needed something fun to do – at home.  Remember, I was waiting for a day to spend at home from last weekend.  This weekend turned out head and … Continue reading

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Lucky #5


If you’ve been following my blog you might remember I mentioned I would be competing in the Central Market Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off yesterday afternoon.  My competition was not something to be sneezed at.  Oh no-o-o they were not.  It … Continue reading

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Crafty Little Creatures


If you are interested in my bee adventures check out the “Bees & Honey” page, Bee School 101, Crafty Little Creatures, for a short story of yesterday’s adventure in the bee yard. Enjoy!

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