Monday, November 29, 2010

chocolate pie

chocolate pie...served at thanksgiving...was yummy if i say so myself...
the taste while an accomplishment was not what i was most excited about...
it was the crust and the detail in the edge...first success in the area of crust...yeah!
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

glass jars

just a little milk left in a 1/2 gallon reason to take up that much space
no busted boxes and torn bags for the cereal
perfect for organizing a cabinet that needs some attention or consolidating tight quarters in the frig
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


my birthday was a couple of weeks ago. two of my out of town besties sent me some spices in the mail that were absolutely the best spices that i have ever used. i really did not think that the brand of spice, better yet the freshness of the spice would make that much of a difference but IT DID!!! i would HIGHLY recommend you trying PENZEY's spices. click HERE to go to their site. my friends sent me the baking box and the grilling box that are highlighted on the home page. i think that you will love it and never go back. can't wait to head to st. louis and visit the penzey's store. these would make a great christmas gift for anyone on your list!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

how i roll

here is how i do chocolate chip cookies. double the batch...sometimes triple...bake a cookie sheet full...roll the rest into a cookie sheet servings (about 2 cups of batter) into wax paper rolls. then place the rolls in a gallon size freezer bag. plop those suckers in the freezer. pull out a single cookie sheet serving whenever you like and wha-la...home made chocolate chippers anytime without the big mess in the kitchen.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010


we made these on saturday. my sweet cheeks wanted her some snickerpoodles. just use your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe and shape the cookies using 4 different sized ovals. we rolled the ovals in cinnamon and sugar and flattened them a little when assembling the cookies. they were super easy and are really self explanatory by looking at the pictures. your little ones will love them. here is an online recipe. we made our own dough but i'm sure the refrigerated kind works too.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

some good finds

photo credit: guerrillahealthwatch
so the more that i venture into this financially aware, environmentally friendly, health conscience way of life, the more information that i learn and wish that i knew earlier.

today after talking with one of my neighbor friends i learned of two new resources and one old one that went to try today. the first is a local cheese and butter distributor that ships to your house and offers incredible products at very reasonable prices. here is the web address. i have heard the butter is absolutely FAB-U-LOUS. i ordered from simply cheese (the above company) today. i am going to try the salted butter, the cracker sampler, and the pepper cheese. i will let you know soon.

this sweet neighbor that told me about simply cheese also shared with me about a local farm that she is going to be a drop point for. on weds. afternoons the farm will deliver fresh eggs, milk, meat products, some seasonal vegetables and fruits might also be available. you can receive a weekly email that will tell you what you can get each week if you are interested. all of this will be delivered to her house and you can pick up right there. if you are interested shoot me and email and i will give you more information. the beef is organic grass fed beef and very reasonable. they will also have lunch meat and hot dogs very soon.

lastly i went to a produce co-op that i have been intending to visit for over a year. i got a large cardboard box full of produce that was really fresh for $16.50. I would have spent well over $50 if i had bought this at the store sale price. i will be happy to email you info on this too if you are local and interested.

here is what i am learning. there are resources, places to eat organic and healthy for cheap. as cheap as i can feed my family using conventional foods from the grocery. the grocery and drug stores are still excellent resources for stockpiling shelf items and household goods but if i can support local organic farmers and feed my family the best stuff available...why not. let me know if you would like these resources or need help finding some local ones where you are.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


my dear because you live in a country that allows you to choose its leaders...

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