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Gratitude Gems: A Whole List of Things

Gratitude Gems: A Whole List of Things

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Here I’ve missed two Mondays in a row, and that’s just unacceptable.  It’s not that I haven’t been grateful, but I’ve just been too busy and/or lazy to make note of it here!  So in classic catch-up style, […]

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween.  I almost always make my own costume and dress-it-up for a party or, at the very least, at work if the 31st falls on a workday.  Until a few years ago, I also always carved a pumpkin and every once in a while when I was feeling particularly ambitious I’d roast the […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Wrap Up

Well, I didn’t try 31 new recipes, but I did try 14!  Plus I tried a few new recipe creations using 2 new veggies – Kale Attempt #1 and #2, and Eggplant Attempt #1 – that I didn’t count towards my total. I think I didn’t meet this goal because I don’t often use recipes.  I’m lucky […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Grown Up Chocolate Pudding

Mmm, pudding. What did I find? Three months ago I happened across a recipe that seemed too good to be true.  I don’t think I had ever tasted homemade pudding before… in fact it’s just one of those things I probably never thought about being made homemade.  It’s always come from a Jello pudding package […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Split Pea Soup, Looneyspoons Style

So we have a mission lately to try and eat everything in our freezers, both in the top of the fridge and the giant deep freeze downstairs, in preparation for moving soon.  It’s a big mission, and one we’ve taken to heart.  All January and into February we’ve made lists of dinner ideas based on […]

Kale Attempt #2 – Spaghetti Squash Kale Mac & Cheese

I have a goal to try 3 new vegetables, 3 different ways this year, and one of my choices is kale.  In my first kale attempt, I successfully made a kale and beet salad.  Recently I came across a recipe with kale that sounded both interesting and delicious, so I decided it was time to […]

Try 31 New Recipes – “Real” Lemon Meringue Pie

It was Tavis’ birthday recently, so I asked him what kind of dessert he might like.  He quickly said lemon meringue pie and it took me a moment to realize he wasn’t kidding… darn it.  I said “Okay” in a way meant to convey the dubiousness of the venture, hoping to passive-aggressively persuade him to change […]