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Happy Birthday Kansas!

In case you missed the news, the great state of Kansas turned 146 yesterday. That’s really not very old… I hear that 146 is the new 30, so Kansas is still a young spring chicken. My son came home from school pumped full of Kansas information. He quizzed us all on what the state flower […]

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Meet Daredevil and Chicken Little

We went to a birthday party on Saturday afternoon for our old neighbors daughter who was turning one. The birthday party was at a fun little place called The Elite Gym. The Elite Gym is full of trampolines, inflatables, slides, big rope swings, foam pits to jump into, etc. Anything a child would need to […]

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I finally did it!

I know that grocery stores aren’t the most glamorous places to buy bread, but our Kroger bakery has the best rustic Italian Loaf I have ever tried. Since I enjoy baking bread, I don’t usually buy artisan or homemade style bread from stores, but I have yet to be able to duplicate the goodness of […]

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They say variety is the spice of life

I am so tired of making apple pies. My husband loves apple pie. Every weekend he always asks "are you making me an apple pie this weekend?" He’s even willing to do the daunting task of peeling and slicing the apples if I make the crust and pie. I usually give in to his apple […]

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Food and Wine Top 100 Tastes – #40 Southern Italian Wine

I will be the first to admit… I am not a wine snob. My husband and I enjoy wine, we enjoy going to wine tastings, and we have a nice collection of wine. We do not, however, have the faintest idea about what wines are better than others and why. I personally like to pick […]

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Thinking Ahead

This morning I had a little confrontation with our garbage men. I was backing out of my garage and in my driveway when the trash truck pulled up and blocked my way. I was completely fine with that and patiently waited while they empted the trash and recycle bin. I lost my patience when the […]

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I’m a Pepper, You’re a Pepper….

Wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too? Remember that Dr Pepper commercial from the late 70′s, early 80′s? Quite the catchy little tune, wasn’t it? That commercial and my favorite beverage, Dr Pepper, was the inspiration for the cupcakes I made yesterday. I had made the pumpkin roll for my husbands birthday, but was […]

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A Big Dose of Confidence

It’s amazing  how having a successful attempt at something you have wanted to do for so long can give you that extra boost of confidence you need. This past weekend I made the Lighter Than Air Chocolate Cake Roll and it was a huge, delicious success. For so many years I’ve been watching people make […]

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Contradictions

We have had this conversation before. "Mommy Doesn’t Do Snow." I just don’t like being cold. I don’t like having the bitter winter wind in my face stealing my breath away. I don’t get pleasure out of not being able to feel my toes in my shoes. This weekend, however, I became sort of a […]

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Come in out of the snow

  Come in out of the snow. I know your hands and feet have got to be freezing cold from building the neighborhood’s largest snowman. You must be exhausted from sledding non-stop down the hill and back up and down the hill and back up again, over and over. Take your coat, shoes and mittens […]

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