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Got home safe & sound, much to my relief — I really prefer my own nice little futon. Wanted a really simple crockpot recipe for my first dinner at home again, so tried this. The smell was fabulous all day long — yum! I served it with a salad first, to make sure we all […]

I think I've figured out what makes a really great meatloaf, as opposed to just a good one: mixing meats. All the meatloaf recipes I've really enjoyed do this, such as turkey breast and turkey sausage, or beef and pork, or chicken and turkey. I'm not sure why it makes such a difference, but it […]

Well! I am both startled and pleased — I've had a crockpot dish that every single person enthusiastically told me I should definitely make again! That's always a lovely feeling. :) Strangely enough, this is about the simplest recipe I've tried in a while, and I don't recall where I got it from — it […]

Once a week we have friends over for some tabletop gaming, and I provide dinner — it is, in fact, one of the two meals a week which I make. They're very sweet friends, too, in that they each toss $5 into the kitty for food. There are five of us total, and of course […]

Yay, another hugely successful and very simple crockpot meal! This recipe created a moist, delicious chicken where the meat was so tender that it really fell off the bones. Also, the smell when you walk into the kitchen is divine! However, one housemate is a bit squicked by seeing meat on bones, so I'll probably […]

I love being able to stack up automatic posts ahead of time! :) Had a really fun time at the "Boogie on the Bayou" festival in Campbell: got a beautiful new Venetian-style mask (that's it to the immediate left); got to listen to some Cajun music; and got to eat crawfish etoufee, alligator kebab, and […]

And now for something completely different… ! As you may not know, I am not much into housekeeping of any sort. Years ago, when I was a child, I always more enjoyed working with the animals and cleaning the barn, rather than cleaning house. Give me a muck-bucket, a pitchfork, and a tractor in the […]

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