Zoku frozen pop maker

  I bought this about two months ago. Naturally, I just took it out last week to use at the tail end of summer.     I think I thought it might be a pain in the ass to use. I was wrong though. I LOVE this thing. My #1 son loves popsicles and is…

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Yo Gabba Gabba Party

My son recently became enamored with Yo Gabba Gabba, so we decided it would make a great theme for his birthday party. For the cake, I made a rainbow cake (recipe├é┬áhere). This blogger recipe uses diet Sprite to mix with the cake mix, but I just followed the box directions. I also used butter instead…

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It’s all about the leftovers

I love making large main courses that last for a couple of days. This week I am making two dishes: 1. Ground beef lasagna 2. Pot roast with rutabagas, beets and onions (in the Crockpot) I found a recipe online for a pot roast that I’m trying; my version will be a bit different though….

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Thanksgiving leftover stew

Since we only had turkey breast, all that meat is gone now. So I bought a pound of stew beef to add to the leftovers and some other things I found (still good to eat, of course) in the fridge: Stew beef (1 pound) 1 rutabaga 2 med. parsnips 1 onion 4 garlic cloves 1…

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Turkey Day

  The turkey breast in the Crockpot turned out great. Meat was falling off the bone. Noice!   Brussels sprouts and potato parsnip mash was good, too.     We have yet to taste the chocolate hazelnut tart…but it looks divine… I can’t imagine this not being good. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Plans

Thanksgiving is in two days and I decided to cook a turkey breast in the Crockpot. However, I have about a 2.5-3-quart Crockpot and needed to get a bigger one for this (which I was fine doing since I can use it for other roasts and bigger portions of stews). So I bought a 5-quart…

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Broccoli Cheddar Biscuit Muffins

Sunday nights are “Cooking with #1”. It can be anything; the main course, dessert, a side dish. This week we made Broccoli Cheddar Biscuit Muffins, a recipe I got from Cooking with my Kid.   They were good. Just wished I had of added more cheese because there is really no such thing as too…

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Ginger Chicken Salad

Tonight I made my usual Ginger Chicken Salad. It’s kind of a summer-like meal, but I was really craving it. Just roll it up in tortillas for wraps for spoon a bunch on bread for sandwiches. I don’t measure the ingredients though: 1-1.5 pounds cooked chicken breast, cubed Mayo (jas much or little as you…

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Gummies!

One of my favorite addictions treats is gummy candy. Back when I worked retail during college, I could seriously tear up some gummy bears, peach rings, or Sour Patches. Could be sweet or sour (or, in the case of Sour Patches, sour, then sweet); my preference is sour. But for the last four years, I’ve…

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Picky Eaters

From the moment he started solids, our #1 has been a picky eater. At now 3.5 years old he has improved, but it continues to be a challenge to get him to even try new foods; we’re not even into the whole clean-your-plate club. We just want him to try it, if he doesn’t like…

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