Grimbly/Crunchy. …What my kids WILL do to get out of trouble.

More Record-Eagle fun, for the record.   08/28/2006 Foodie with Family If it comes on a stick, it has to be good   BY REBECCA LINDAMOOD Local Columnist   When I heard shushed giggling after sending the kids up to get in their jammies last night, my suspicious nature assumed the worst.   When I [Read On]

Why peeing in a cup makes you wildly popular.

I think I got more mail after this column than any other I’ve ever written…     Foodie with Family Comic relief offers diversion in busy lives By Rebecca Lindamood Local columnist Read Rebecca’s past columns here   I have a long-standing tradition of overdoing it.   Which “it”? Basically anything that can be overdone. [Read On]

Don’t breathe deeply while cleaning out the dust bunnies in your mind…

I have been neglecting you lately, folks.  I recognize it.  We’ve been manically doing construction on the house trying to better winterize it.  The batten and paint are nearly done.  We completed one upstairs bedroom and finally moved our beds upstairs!  The den is on it’s way to becoming an actual den.    The kids [Read On]

Frito Pie

I think it is safe to say that with five sons, one loving husband, two useless male hound dogs and a male goldfish I inhabit a man’s world.  I am outnumbered 9 to 2.  That the cat is also ‘non-male’ is immaterial.  She can run and hide under beds or our vast piles of laundry.  [Read On]

Brown Butter Plum Cake

Well, as promised, here is the Brown Butter Plum Cake recipe. I connected with it via a link in Tastespotting, and that link took me to Patent and the Pantry, another foodie-related site. As the host there said, one of the wonderful things about cooking is the freedom to make recipes your own, and it [Read On]

Pickled Plums

  I am sure that many of you are aware of Tastespotting, a site that serves to display pictures submitted by other websites; and these are not just ANY pictures–these are pictures selected to meet a certain aesthetic, and they are absolutely beautiful. For those of you not familiar with this resource, you can link [Read On]

Pumpkin Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

When Val posted her Rich Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls with Berries and Maple Butter Frosting yesterday I turned into a drooly puddle of self-pity.  I wanted a couple of those rolls badly!  Why oh why do she and Dad live 17 hours away?  Since my next visit from Dad and Val is not  yet scheduled, I had [Read On]

Val’s Berry Cinnamon Rolls

  We have had an exceptional summer for wild berries up here. The upper peninsula has had several years of drought in a row, affecting both wild and domestic berry growth. But this past year brought lots of snow with plenty of rain following. Bumper crops of wild berries all around us, near our home [Read On]