Monthly Archives: October 2011

Where’s the @#$% ice scraper?

Trick or treat? Snow for Halloween is quirky cool. The juxtaposition of vibrant leaves with snowy groundcover is a good photo-op. But, really, I’m not ready to deal with the morning exit routine. Sunday morning, I’m all ready for church, attired in appropriately … Continue reading

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Final Birthday Bonanza Friday Night Give-A-Way

It’s the last Friday of our Birthday Give-a-way Bonanza.  We’ve got 10 new lucky winners who will get their choice of prizes.  Is your name on the list?  Kim Baker Vince Craig Lou Harris McKenna Porter Kathy Rogers Tim Sherman Lisa … Continue reading

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Let’s not go back

Recently  a friend of many years dropped by to chat and we spoke reverently of the “old” days and how lucky our kids are, not having to live through  the hardships that we endured as children,  living and conquering a depression, having … Continue reading

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The Tabata Protocol

Don’t have a lot of time?  You’re not alone.  Here’s one way to get the maximum from your workout in a minimal amount of time. Have you heard of High-Intensity  Interval Training (HIIT) or Sprint Interval Training?  These are methods … Continue reading

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Kelly’s Pumpkin Cookies

Big thanks go out to Kelly Martino for sharing this yummy pumpkin cookie recipe with us.  We are told that it’s a good idea to double the recipe because they are absolutely delicious (although not figure friendly)! Cookies: 1 cup … Continue reading

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What to do with all of those pumpkin seeds

Here’s the dilemma du jour.  Do you have to soak pumpkin seeds before roasting them?  I have toasted them straight from the pumpkin with resulting tough, chewy seeds.  Daughter Shelley, culinary queen in her own right, has either soaked them … Continue reading

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Week 3…more Birthday Bonanza Give-a-ways

It’s week three of the Birthday Give-a-way Bonanza.  We’ve got 10 new lucky winners who will get their choice of prizes.  Is your name on the list?  Keith Davis Manny Gumes Amy Hartman Kurt Kuhn Scott Lucas Missy Marshall Tom … Continue reading

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Books for a Buck

About a month ago I told you of a book I found at a yard sale and of all the books that are available for free, on my Nook.  No word from anyone yet on the book about the Indians … Continue reading

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Pumpkin pie…permission granted!

Did you know that one of our favorite Halloween decorations and Thanksgiving pie fillings actually has numerous health benefits?  You guessed it… that round, orange candle holder that we call a jack ‘o lantern and that yummy deep orange “stuff” that … Continue reading

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Macaroni and Cheese…with a secret

  Thanks to Michelle Turnbaugh for submitting this Tasty Tuesday’s recipe of the week.   Everyone likes mac & cheese and this one has a secret that’s good for you and your kids…but Michelle says her kids don’t even notice.  (recipe … Continue reading

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