Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Butterfly Mobile for My Niece

My youngest sister is expecting her first child next month, and we’ve all been helping her get ready from halfway across the country. The nursery has a color scheme of green, blue, grey and pink – and has some antique … Continue reading

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Day 22 of 2015: Craft Cocktails and Mason Jars

I’m not much of a drinker, as anyone who knows me well will tell you. However, this has not prevented me from sampling various wines or beers (especially local) and appreciating a well crafted cocktail. Or having a fully stocked … Continue reading

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Cooking Challenge: Laura K’s Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies

Doesn’t that brownie look absolutely sinful? If only it could magically appear in my kitchen! Below you will find the very FIRST recipe challenge submission written and sent by the fabulous Laura K. She, unlike yours truly, is a fabulous … Continue reading

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No-Fuss Chicken Pot Pie

I was in the mood for comfort food this week, and as usually is the case, decided to dig through the pantry for ideas. Perhaps a bit easier at my house then it is for most folks because I am … Continue reading

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Day 15 of 2015 – Wisconsin Fiction

Lately I have been on more of a local kick. This mentality has applied to the produce/meat/specialty foods I buy at the grocery store when possible and apparently to the fiction books I picked up to read. Two options I … Continue reading

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Cooking Challenge

Originally posted on At Home with Emilie's Blog:
A good friend of mine from Colorado (Jennifer)? sent me this link yesterday: While I’ll admit that many recipes may or may not seem daunting,? I am pretty sure that…

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One Pot Meal: Spanish Rice with Chicken, Chorizo, and Shrimp

So not surprising for January, it is frigid outside.  I know that I should not find this surprising, however,  EVERY year in the Midwest I am bitterly reminded why I was happy to explore other areas of the country.  Who … Continue reading

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