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Today I'll share a small batch of recipes, I think — but first a quick note: I really like the Zatarain's Creole food! It's surprisingly tasty to me, and the boxes make it easy to make. So far I've tried the Red Beans & Rice and the Dirty Rice Mix (to both of which I […]

So as I mentioned yesterday, the birthday dinner included homemade Italian cream sodas, and I promised to share the recipe today, with my notes below it. I'm also very pleased that I remembered to catch the recipe's URL too this time! Here it is, and check out her lovely photos too: Italian Cream Sodas Holiday […]

So it was a dear friend's birthday over the weekend, and I wanted to try making something tasty just for him at this week's Monday Night Gaming Horde (hereafter known as the infelicitous sounding MNGH). He'd let drop — after much prompting — that he kinda liked pierogies? So I went and looked them up. […]

I have found a wonderful new/old cookbook! I think it was originally written in 1960 or so. The author, Peg Bracken, got sick of all the recipe books written by male chefs which deliriously caroled in incessant glee about how much fun it was for women to slave over a hot oven all day — […]

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 […]

One pick-up truck. Four people. One steep flight of basement stairs. Forty six comics long boxes. Ow. That, of course, does not count the boxes the day before which we (just two of us this time) hucked up the basement stairs to muggy garage and thence into the packing pod, which the company came and […]

The temperatures here in St. Louis are, in a word, psychotic. It may be either pleasantly warm, muggy and hot, or pouring rain outside — but the air conditioning will be blasting in any building you enter. I can't decide whether to swelter in my sweatshirt outside, or shiver in my shirtsleeves inside. Constantly taking […]

Sadly, flying has become more of an annoyance than an adventure. I'm not surprised most of the airlines are struggling, considering their attempts to sneakily ding you with constant, unrelenting fees stacked on hidden fees. Fortunately we deliberately packed light so all our luggage was carry-on, and I always travel well-stocked with good books. Also, […]

Later edit: This bibliography has been seriously revised and updated due to professorial input. Check out the new version here.   There! That's all the reviews of all the books on my booklist for last semester's Ecofeminism comps class. I figured posting the original versions, before they were edited down to fit into the comps […]

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 […]

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