Monthly Archives: January 2011

Friday Finds: Crockpot Chicken Stock, Funfetti Pancakes, Mexican Pizza, Granola Bars, Valentine’s Treat

Howdy! Happy Friday! Here are some finds for this Friday I wanted to share with you! Crockpot Chicken Stock – we always struggle with what to do with the leftovers from roasting a chicken. This recipe from Squawk Fox looks … Continue reading

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Adventures in Baby Food Making

When we had our first daughter I knew I wanted to try my hand at making her own baby food. I thought we might save some money and it would be healthier for her. What I didn’t expect is that … Continue reading

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Celebrating Football with Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Cupcakes, and a Cheeseball

This weekend we watched (with much anticipation) as the Bears played the Packers in the NFC Championship game. To say that we were crushed by the Bears loss is probably an accurate description. Here are some pics from our “Chicago-themed” … Continue reading

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Friday Finds: Birdfeeder, Cheeseball, Ornament, Fried Candy Bars, Crock Pot Cider…

Hey there! QuickVeggie Garden Update: I’m in a holding pattern. I designed the garden based on an awesome program from that allows you to easily design your own garden.  The best part about the software is that it’s free … Continue reading

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Adventures in Vegetable Gardening

It’s time to make the plunge into making my second goal for the new year come true and start thinking more about that vegetable garden! I should preface by saying that I’m very new to gardening. Last year we just … Continue reading

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Testing: Barefoot Contessa’s Brownies!

I’m a big fan of Ina Garten and her Barefoot Contessa Food Network Show.  She seems so approachable and her recipes are a nice mix of fancy and easy. I’m also a big fan of brownies. When we came across … Continue reading

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Holiday Wrap Up: Crafting

This is the last of three posts recapping our 2010 holiday season in terms of food, gifts, and crafting. One of my personal holiday traditions is to try to have a homemade gift for my daughters under the Christmas tree. … Continue reading

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