For Us
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For Us

I hesitate to write or talk about this because there’s so much nonsense out there pertaining to weight loss. Whether it’s those creepy “lose weight quick tips” in the margin of your email screen or just the general American obsession of ‘our body is our worthiness’ stuff, I don’t want this to be a part…

The Stove, She Is Fixed
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The Stove, She Is Fixed

When last I spoke of the stove, the story wasn’t going well. Sears had “messed” up. All their kiss butt customer service people couldn’t put it back together again. And I had given up hope. But not Mark (or Kathy). No. He was the picture of perseverance. He went online to a company called PartSimple…

Coleslaw
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Coleslaw

There’s no real need for a million recipes when you get the one just right. My coleslaw recipe is from the Meat Cookbook. A classic in the Barbequing World I discovered when a mid-west BBQ judge discovered it on my shelf. There is exactly one recipe for vegetables in there and this is it. And…

Over the Bridge
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Over the Bridge

Here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, when we say we’re going over the bridge, it usually means a 45 minute drive west over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into Annapolis, MD and destinations beyond. A grand adventure since the big cities beyond, Baltimore or Wash DC, are way more exciting than out little rural town…

Mealbaby
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Mealbaby

The lovely Mrs. Emily Cranwell had her baby Linden a year ago. When I got pregnant, someone suggested  that I do what she’d done and enlist the support of fellow church members, family, and friends to bring my family some meals throughout the delivery weeks until I was back on my feet. The site is…

Messy Potatoes
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Messy Potatoes

Otherwise known as scalloped potatoes or Gratin Dauphinoise, messy potatoes are my favorite ‘go to’ potatoes for a side with dinner. I have a mandolin. It’s a vegetable cutting guillotine that’s perfect for slicing potatoes thinly. Unfortunately, and no surprise here, a plastic part exploded rendering the guide useless. So I am back to using…

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When the Recipes Need to Go

I have issues with stuff that goes missing. I eventually found my expired passport. I decided my pink camera must have been stolen. And I’ll be paying for another kid’s library book on the 19th. I looked and looked. It just wasn’t in the recipe box or the plastic sleeves in my Household Binder where…