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No nationality to call my own (recipe for Slow Cooker Kalua Pig/Pork with Cabbage))

I have known since I was little that I am a “mutt” – meaning, there’s a little bit of just about everything that makes up my heritage – English, German, Dutch, Scott, Native American, and a tad bit of this, … Continue reading

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After 2 weeks of crazy back to our new version of “normal” (and my take on Dump Cake)

What a weekend – we have 2 dogs, Dezee, a 50 pound female catahoula leopard dog and Gertie, an 8 pound female black and brown phantom toy poodle.  Friday night Dezee, came down with a stomach virus of some sort … Continue reading

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Scary news for the girls (and Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe)

As though life here hasn’t been crazy enough changing (probably temporarily) from a household of 4 to 5, and Harley Guy adjusting to the new job, last evening my sister-in-law (actually my “ex” SIL but we all agreed that I divorced … Continue reading

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Tired (and my recipe for Chili)

Harley Guy has decided to take the new position; we stayed up late last night talking about it and even though there is a big financial downside, it will mean weekends are his own (he won’t be on call), he … Continue reading

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Unexpected addition to the family (and one of my favorite spring cheese ball recipes)

We started the weekend with some stress – Harley Guy interviewed for a job he really wants but the salary limitations would make things very difficult if everything else remains at status quo – he has until this morning to … Continue reading

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Cactus Garden (and St. Paddy leftovers casserole)

We live not too far from a beautiful cactus garden that is attached to a famous candy makers factory.  When I need time to myself I occasionally drive over there and walk around enjoying the peace and beauty and ending … Continue reading

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Mean Mom (and a St. Patrick’s Day Recipe – for cabbage)

I feel like such a mean mom today.  Thing 1 woke up with a headache and I made her go to school.  This isn’t an unusual occurrence – she and I both get quite a few headaches especially at this … Continue reading

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Winter (and Microwave Scalloped Potatoes)

It’s still winter.  I don’t care that it reached 70 degrees outside today; in 3 months it will be 30 degrees warmer, a month later it will be 40 degrees warmer every day. Please don’t take winter away from me, … Continue reading

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Sick baby at home (and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe)

My baby is sick today.  Technically, I guess, she’s not a baby – she’s a freshman in high school, 14 years old and five foot ten inches tall – but she is my youngest, she’s not feeling well, and as … Continue reading

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Harley Guy’s favorite Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Poor Harley Guy.  Last night he went looking for the white chocolate, macadamia, and chocolate covered cranberry cookies I made a week ago – and they were gone, the empty container sitting in the dish drainer drying.  Why did it … Continue reading

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