Mario Batali’s twin?!?

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Ty needed some new summer shoes.  I scoured the internet for bargains.  It ain’t cheap to shoe 5 kids, let me tell you.  I briefly toyed with the idea of learning to make shoes and then came to my senses and clicked my way over to eBay.  Two minutes later I had purchased a bright…

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That explains a few things…

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I’ve been experimenting lately with trying to motivate the kids into helping me keep the house cleaner. I was slightly tired of having things stick to my feet as I walked through the house and having to move multiple bionicles in order to find a seat on the couch. I think I have finally stumbled…

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To all the cheesecakes I’ve loved before…

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

A Caramel Apple Cheesecake with a layer of dulce de leche hidden in the Grand Marnier Cheesecake.               This one’s a white chocolate caramel latte cheesecake with white chocolate mousse.     I am, for all intents and purposes, mourning the loss of my cheesecake portfolio.  All the pictures I…

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Ze-bra-vo cake!

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  I was feeling mighty sorry for myself yesterday after a much anticipated trip to my old home turf, Michigan, fell victim to the astronomical gas prices.  After moping around I decided to do something constructive and distract myself.  Did I do what a self-respecting hausfrau should?  Did I clean the cupboards, scrub the floors,…

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Roasted Crickets

…That is what my kids told me yesterday when asking whether I could help them roast crickets and then dip them in chocolate.  That is what I get for allowing them to read books about survival skills.    I have 9 crickets chilling, literally, in my fridge in preparation to roast them.  Mmm hmm.  I…

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(And she smacks her forehead!)

Aidan, age 8, and Ty, age 6,  came flying through the door while I was preparing tonight’s deja food masterpiece.  Aidan, tightly grasping two cups with the open ends pushed together yelled, “Ty just had the BEST idea for dessert tonight, Mom.  Tell her Ty!”   At this point I expected them to show me some wild…

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Deja Food

In tonight’s installment of “Food!  It’s whats for dinner!” I wow the crowd by serving deja food.  It was a long day, these food items are nearing the end of their usefulness and I cannot bear to waste food.  So without further adieu I give you my leftover selection.  See if you can figure out…

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Scots Bannock

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Leif was really looking forward to dinner Wednesday night.  He loves ham (“the pink meat”), garlic bubble bread and homemade pasta.  But he adores ice cream and anything that goes with it.  I had planned this meal to please him particularly.    ” But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be…

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