A Day in the Garden

April 14, 2014

    Last year I attempted to grow a garden in straw bales. I was so excited, it meant no tilling the yard up, no buying lumber, (I prefer raised beds)  less bending, us older folks need to consider our knees and backs, AND……Grady AKA Shithead couldn’t pee on anything. However, it was an epic […]

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Mexican Chicken and Noodle Bake

April 11, 2014

I had a can of Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup in my pantry. This is NOT a staple in my kitchen, but it was there and I needed to use it. I really wasn’t in the mood to try and create something spectacular–I mean it’s Cheddar Cheese soup, how spectacular can it get? So, I untangled […]

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Pork Medallions in Balsamic Honey Sauce

April 7, 2014

Do you ever come home from work after a long ass day and wish there was something easy, quick AND delish you could whip up? Here it is—the “other” white meat. It’s what’s for dinner and it is GOOD. BTW—Costco has the best deal on pork tenderloin. It’s a two pack, but in each pack […]

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Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

April 4, 2014

The first time I made these pancakes my sons looked at me like I was nuts, “cottage cheese in pancakes? EWWWWW!” That was before they took a bite and another and another and another. Even as my sons grew into men they would still ask for these. After my sons moved out, weekend mornings it […]

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Southwest Clam Chowder

April 3, 2014

Southwest Clam Chowder I lived in the Pacific North Wet West for 30 years, near Long Beach, Wa. Long Beach is a charming little tourist town known for the Kite Festival,   http://kitefestival.com/   Worlds Longest Beach….and….and CLAM DIGGING!! Not just any ole clam, but razor clams! You stomp the wet sand hoping to spot the […]

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Meyer Lemonade and cubes

April 2, 2014

I have the most amazing Meyer Lemon tree in my backyard. It produces buckets of tasty, delish lemons. For those of you who don’t know, a Meyer Lemon is actually a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or common orange. Picking the lemons is a beeeotch though. That tree really wants to hold on […]

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