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    Have You Tried… Air Fryers?

    I got an air fryer for Christmas. I’d heard about these oil-less deep fryers but couldn’t believe they worked. I’ve used mine several times now and am sold on it. Before I got my air fryer I had a fry daddy kind of machine I used on those rare occasions when I deep fried things – … Read more

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    Airport Shopping: Yea or Nay?

    Frommers just published a guide to the best duty free shopping at airports. I am not a duty free shopper since I am generally not looking for booze or expensive jewelry or handbags, however, I’ve been known to browse at the airport, duty free or not. And if I have a layover, I will most … Read more

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    Have You Tried…OXO Good Grips Greensaver Produce Keeper

    For many years I have struggled with a deep dark secret. The stuff in my fruit and veggie drawers in my fridge rot. No matter how hard I work to use it all up, stay on top of it and clean it out, I invariably end up with something rotten in one of those drawers. … Read more

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    Scratch Mississippi Roast in a Dutch Oven

    Mississippi Roast is the latest internet sensation recipe making the rounds.  The recipe cooks a chuck roast in a slow cooker with a packet of ranch dressing mix, a packet of gravy mix, butter and pepperoncinis. It’s touted as being easy and fabulous. I was dying to try it but I don’t have a slow … Read more

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    The Art of Tidying Up

    Half the world read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo before I got around to it. I might have been late to the party, but I still have a lot of thoughts about this concept. I found the book to be kind of puffy – lots of filler and not a lot of … Read more

Food

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Mississippi Roast is the latest internet sensation recipe making the rounds.  The recipe cooks a chuck roast in a slow…Read More →


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Travel

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On our recent trip to Asia we stayed exclusively at Ritz Carlton properties, which provided an excellent point of comparison…Read More →


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Leftovers

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If you’re making corned beef today, you need this recipe for your leftovers tomorrow! It’s tradition to make corned beef…Read More →


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Travel shopping

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Frommers just published a guide to the best duty free shopping at airports. I am not a duty free shopper…Read More →


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Organizing

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Half the world read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo before I got around to it. I might…Read More →


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Books

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I’m excited to announce the release of my new ebook, The Original Muffin Tin Cookbook!  Several years ago, I wrote…Read More →


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Home and Decorating

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I have been like  an expectant mother and it has taken almost exactly nine months, but at long last our…Read More →


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Collecting

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There are quite a few things I look to buy when traveling, but an item that I often recommend to…Read More →


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Have You Tried?

fried chicken air fryer

I got an air fryer for Christmas. I’d heard about these oil-less deep fryers but couldn’t believe they worked. I’ve…Read More →


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Gardening

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Every year I share pics of my gardening successes. We planted a lot of bulbs in the fall (and by…Read More →


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Life

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Sometimes it is astounding how one small oversight can simply snowball. When we had our above ground pool opened at…Read More →


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Crafts

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Since I’ve been successful making a nut wreath and a popcorn wreath, I decided to apply my skills for Valentine’s…Read More →


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