How Do You Back Up Your Digital Photos?

How Do You Back Up Your Digital Photos?

This blog post has nothing to do with scriptures or food.  Yet again, it has everything to do with Scripture and Food for me! Huh? Two weeks ago I was uploading some recently taken photographs in order to complete my first blog post of the new year. It was during that...

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DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract – Perfect For Gift Giving

Do you have any bakers on your Christmas list this year?  YES?  Then this is the perfect time of year to begin a do-it-yourself gift giving Christmas project -- Homemade Vanilla Extract!  Last year my cousin Jill shared a recipe with me that she and her sister, my...

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My Mother The Thief

Once upon a time this little girl Alice (on the right) starting stealing ... hearts that is.  Here she is posing with her older sister Mary. Little Alice with Esther and Arthur Rufer whose heart she stole when she was quite young.  With no children of their own they...

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Happy Birthday Mom! 83 Years Young

Happy Birthday Mom! 83 Years Young

February 8, 1931. A beautiful day indeed. The day my mother was born in Omaha, Nebraska. I wonder if her mother ever imagined how much joy and love this little girl would bring to so many people in her lifetime?  And today she is celebrating 83 years of life under the...

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The Very Best All Purpose Cleaner

The Very Best All Purpose Cleaner

Since I am not cooking this week it is the perfect opportunity to share a recipe for something other than food! I have three wonderful cleaning tips to tell you about today.  They are't  food for the body or the soul.  So let’s just say this is an extra, free, no...

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While The Cats Away … Confessions Of A Sometimes Cook

While The Cats Away … Confessions Of A Sometimes Cook

So it seems I have just learned something new ....I cook for my husband. That's it. He is in New York and I'm not cooking.  Eating, yes.  Cooking, no. I told my sous-chef dish-washing mom that the refrigerator is loaded with left-overs, fresh vegetables and several...

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Our Russian Dacha Visit on Kamchatka Peninsula

Our Russian Dacha Visit on Kamchatka Peninsula

This is a photo of my darling chief culinary consultant and I while visiting Petropavlovsk, Russia in September. Petropavlousk is the only sizable city on Kamchatka Peninsula and home to over half the peninsula's population.  The 776 mile long KAMCHATKA PENINSULA,...

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Garlic Panini Bread

Hi friends!  This is just a quickie post to telly you about these wonderful garlic crisps I made recently.  I bought a loaf of sourdough bread to use in making Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.  They were wonderful.  But I had bread left over.  I really like the...

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Fried Green Tomatoes and Lotsa Mozzarella!

As summer and tomato season winds down, green tomatoes have a way of popping up.  Whether there are still a few green ones in your garden, or you find them at the farmers market, snatch them up!  Green tomatoes are loaded with flavor and can be fried or baked and...

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The Stretched Community: Unconditional Love

Today I have the honor of guest posting for Jon Stolpe  at jonstolpe.com. I have followed his blog for about a year now.  From the first moment I started reading his writing I was hooked.  Here is what Jon says about himself: "I’m The Stretched Blogger.  I’m a...

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