Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How do I cook those baked potatoes?

I use Alton Brown's method--just use olive oil instead of canola.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What caught my eye this week ...

Dumb Ways to Die

Last year, for the first time, sales of adult diapers in Japan exceeded those for babies.

It is a strange world we live in.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

What to do, what to do ...

... with all that left-over turkey!  Not to worry!  Just make the following:

Day After Thanksgiving Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie*
Chicken, Artichoke, and Cannellini Bean Spezzatino*
Bow Broccoli*

*Just replace the chicken with turkey! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Have Faith, Be Good

Happy Veteran's Day!  Celebrate by watching this fantastic video of the West Virginia Marching Band Armed Forces Salute!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

What caught my eye ...

While I was disappointed by the election results (and fear my most common thought for the next four years will be "And to think, we could have had Mitt Romney as President!"), this comic (scroll down a little to read it [and be patient as it loads])  made me laugh out loud, and this Obama/Can't Touch This Speech Mash-up was a hoot.

Thank you, Mr. Romney

Mormonism Cost Romney the Election (But It's Not What You Think)

Fewer Mormons Voted for Romney than for Bush 

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Two recipes that shouldn't be forgotten ...

Here are two recipes that I don't want to forget so I'm adding them to my recipe page:

Pork Loin Roast With Brown Sugar Glaze - This was easy and delicious.  I only needed half the glaze.  And if you are like me, and you get distracted while something like the glaze is becoming bubbly on the stove top, just microwave the it.  Two times for thirty seconds should make it bubbly.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Acorns - Couldn't make them as pretty as the ones pictured, but the kids had a good time helping, and they were yummy.  Using chocolate candy coating instead of regular chocolate makes for easier dipping (if you want easier dipping using real chocolate, mix some coconut oil in it) and a quicker set time.  And straight pretzels work just fine and make a good handle as you pop these babies into your mouth.  Keep them refrigerated.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

What caught my eye this week ...

Photos of Underwater Dogs!  Bwahahahaha!

Japanese acrobats filmed by Thomas Edison in 1904.

Take time to watch Mitt Romney's "Closing Argument" Speech. Inspiring!

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