Sunday Chat – Oliver, a new recipe, and a tablescape

Oliver has been getting a bit bolder, coming up to sit on the front mat that says Wipe Your Paws to look into the sliding glass door. Alms for a hungry squirrel? Please, nice lady, is there perhaps a peanut butter sandwich nearby? Now, I ask you, could you resist this face? Well, neither could …

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A bit of this and that

I did manage to get a bit of sewing time this week to make a couple of sunglasses cases. My Sweet Babboo had taken me shopping for some extra pairs of sunglasses to keep in the cars. He doesn't want to have to turn around every time I forget the ones I usually have with …

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Celebrating Independence Day

It's a hot weekend here to celebrate the 4th of July, but an anticipated short afternoon rain may cool us off for the fireworks tonight. It is expected to be in the mid-70s later. We haven't decided if we will go downtown to the Music on Main concert before the show like we did last …

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Sunday Chat – Blogging, Cooking and Shopping

Boy did my post on Thursday touch a nerve for a lot of us. With over 50 comments in just a few hours, it is clear that most of you love blogs still. Several commenters asked me not to stop blogging, and I want to assure you that I fully intend to keep blogging. I …

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Japanese Style Chicken Meatballs

With the price of food rising almost daily, I've been looking for new recipes to use less expensive cuts and ground meats. Ground chicken is still economical, but I didn't have a good idea on how to use it. Then I got the Milk Street World in a Skillet book, and there was a great …

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Alfredo Chicken Corn Chowder

Remember that half bottle of Alfredo sauce? I hope you saved it because it will get used up in today's recipe. We are going to make a one-pot chicken chowder. The definition of a chowder means a soup with milk or cream. We'll get the creaminess from the Alfredo sauce without adding more dairy. So, …

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Sunday Chat

So many little things to talk about today, time for a Sunday chat on a lot of subjects. First, I want to thank you all for the kind words, and encouragement as My Sweet Babboo recovers and we get back to a 'normal' life. We now turn our attention to the enjoyment of each day, …

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