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Protected: Yeah Write #49: Chew ( #flashfiction )

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Mad Craft #12: Holiday Edition – How Not to Build A Gingerbread House #holidaycraft

I thought I’d learned from my mistakes last year, but alas it seems there were new mistakes to make this year. Step 1:   Decide not to buy a namby pamby … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #11: Holiday Edition – Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas Ornaments #holidaycraft

Happy Merry FestiHanuchristmakwanzyuleidays! I dug back in my Wayback manchine and pulled out a mad craft from 2008.    I still have the ornaments I kept and they look just as … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #56: Cape Verdean Munchupa/Cachupa (#homecooking)

I promised a while back that I would share the recipe for munchupa the national dish of Cabo Verde (I always say mun-CHOOP — but language is funny like that).    … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #55: Ma’s Spaghetti in the Oven — Baked Spaghetti (#homecooking)

I know there have been a lot of food posts lately.  The thing is that I’m sick as a dog with a weird virus and I haven’t the energy for … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

Picture This Picture That #43: Red — New England Autumn 2016

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Yeah Write #48: Cold ( #flashfiction )

The sky is scarlet blinding on white ice casting shadows on the sparrow. Feathers plume on the sparrow. The holly, with berries scarlet, shimmers under ice. Warmth compels the ice … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 8 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #54: Potsticker Gyoza Pan Fried Dumplings (#homecooking)

How about that title? I love these things so much, I am rebooting my original post with more deliciousness.    Potstickers, Chinese Zhao Ji, Japanese Gyoza, Korean Mandu, and Peking … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #53: Ninety Minute Rise Dinner Rolls (#homecooking)

Fresh baked bread. It even makes my husband quietly go “mmm,” and he’s not an easy person to please with food.  I’m lucky to get a “meh.” Here is the … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #52: Easy Quick Tomato Soup (#homecooking)

Sometimes — okay, fine, most times — you just don’t want a fuss about dinner.   Amiright?   My daughter gets home from school at nearly four o’clock which is dark and … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Protected: Yeah Write #47: The Wayward Dove ( #flashfiction )

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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #51: No Fail (American) Biscuits (#homecooking)

Ever wanted an impossibly high, flaky, biscuit to come right out of your oven?  Want one recipe that can be quick and rustic or really fancy for the holidays?    I … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #50: Crockpot Vegetable Beef Stew (#homecooking)

I had some stew meat on sale and I poked around my pantry and fridge to put something together.  The crock pot on my counter was begging to be used … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #49: Easy Super Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (#homecooking)

Just look at that picture. It’s that time of year for the one-pot super stars.   I’ve made good butternut squash soup before and even an experiment-gone-great butternut squash soup, but … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #48: Ma’s Super Moist Boiled/Steamed Scrambled Eggs (#homecooking)

My  grandma makes these soft scrambled eggs that defy description.  Are they boiled?  Are they steamed?  Yes and No.  They are somewhere in between.    They aren’t creamy, but are … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Article #15: Talk To Me America

I’m an independent voter.    Sure I have leanings towards the liberal side, but I place more emphasis on the equality for all part of the Constitution and not so much … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

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