Is everyone else still eating a lot of comfort foods because of COVID-19, or is it just me? I feel like it might just only be me, and everyone else in the world is being super fit and exercising like crazy and eating salads and counting macros...and I'm over here still baking homemade breads and … Continue reading Cookie tip – how to freeze dough
I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
Morgan and Teddy got this for me as part of my Christmas presents, and I absolutely am loving the scent! It makes the house smell wonderful all the way through the entire downstairs (72 feet long!). It's just right: not overpowering but definitely strong enough to smell it! I've used it all up this past … Continue reading Loving this scent right now!
I have tried multiple ways to store gift wrap over the years: on curtain rods mounted on a closet wall, in a plastic bag under the bed, in a shoe organizer on the back of the bedroom door, in a trashcan in the closet, etc. None of those ways satisfied me; somehow I always wound … Continue reading Gift wrap station
Ted took me to see Trans Siberian Orchestra and then Red Lobster today as an early birthday present! It. Was. AWESOME!!! I think this is the start of a new birthday tradition! I told Ted we should go to a concert and then dinner afterward every year for my birthday! It was so much fun!
Ted's boss sent a package from Omaha Steaks. We love it because it always comes packaged in a styrofoam cooler with DRY ICE!!Jake wanted to try to create a big bubble so we got the supplies:Plastic cupDry iceDish soap in a separate bowlClean dry washclothHere are our results!The bubbles kept coming and spilling over for … Continue reading Neat dry ice experiment
This is Smidge, and she will be 11 in March. She hid this little ham bone in her bed on Christmas morning, and she was really upset because DG and Puppers kept looking at her. She thinks she weighs about 100 pounds, and while she is normally very mild mannered, she is not afraid to scrap with … Continue reading Killer (AKA Smidge)
I found this recipe years ago on the internet. I don't remember which website I was on or who was the author unfortunately. I may have even gotten it through one of those old Yahoo email list groups that I was on at the time. Wherever it came from, this recipe is now a Christmas … Continue reading Land of Nod Cinnamon Rolls
Tucked away in the hollers of Minford, Ohio, is a fascinating place called the Christmas Cave. I was able to go last year with Jake and Sahara on a field trip, and we enjoyed it so much we went again on another field trip this year, and this time we took Ted. It's a long … Continue reading The Christmas Cave in Minford, Ohio
The old mean hen set a clutch of eggs and hatched out four little chicks! Technically, she hatched three, and then she left the nest with the peeps, but Ted found a pipped egg while cleaning out the nest box. He brought it inside, and we put it in the incubator, and it hatched that … Continue reading Christmas surprise