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December 2010

0 In In the Kitchen

Proof…

That not everything I make is a *roaring success* LOL **I blame facebook…I put the grilled cheese on the stove and ran down to check something and promptly forgot all about it – until the burning aroma filled my nostrils and I bolted up the stairs.** **okay so maybe that still makes it my fault…but I’d rather blame facebook**…

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OfficeMax – Elf Yourself

I see them every year…and every year I laugh so hard I nearly pee my pants *nearly*. I finally got my act together to do one of our little family and again, can’t stop laughing! It’s particularly funny for me because my husband is a big of a grinch (slowly but surely he’s coming to the festive side of things) so seeing him as an elf doing a disco jig – is almost too much! Enjoy!!! I can’t say I…

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Carmel Popcorn

This is my FAVORITE Carmel Popcorn recipe EVER!!! It’s my mom’s (or where I got it from anyways) and she swears by the Eagle Brand milk making it so yummy. Whatever it is, it’s delicious…and gooey….and just the way I like it. 2 1/4 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 can eagle brand milk 1 cup corn syrup 4-5 batches of popcorn Cook first 4 ingredients to almost soft ball stage then add 1/2-1 tsp vanilla and salt –…

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‘Tis the season…

For TREATS!!! While I’m not personally doing a whole swack of Christmas baking this year (I know, a shame) I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes…perfect for time with the family, a potluck party item, or to take a plate over to friends and neighbours. And some perfect for warm meals while huddled in from the cold. First Up: TOBLERONE FUDGE! My sister in law was the one who discovered this recipe and am I ever glad she…

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Foam Curlers – The Trick

I’m sure you all remember them – bubblegum pink foam curlers that we sported overnight for some lovely locks in the morning. It’s a pretty fond memory for me though I’m not entirely sure why…but I was SO excited when my daughter wanted to get some at Walmart one day. *hip hip hooray* They were only $10 and a fun way to bring some of my childhood into her life. And they aren’t just pink either, but yellow, green, and…

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We’re off to see the Wizard…

Oh yes!!! I am SO excited and have been keeping this secret from my darling daughter for weeks now! WEEKS!!!! My mom is taking us on a fantastic girls night to see the Wizard of Oz on stage! I CAN’T WAIT!!! In the past few months my kids have started loving the movie, which just warms my heart…and to be able to take Brooklyn to see it on stage (SHE LOOOOOVES THE THEATER) is just going to be magical. Especially…

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

I told you – it’s soup weather! I’ve never made this before and have always wanted to try it, so when I saw this recipe on the page opposite the Tomato soup one I had to give it a shot! 1 1/2 lbs fresh broccoli 2 Tbsp butter or margarine (I used margarine) 2 (14 1/2 oz) cans chicken broth 1 cup light cream 1 medium onion, chopped, 1 potato, pared and diced 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups grated…

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The way to a man’s heart is…

through his stomach! Or at least that’s one of the way’s to my man’s! Planning a holiday with the kids for 3 weeks, and knowing that Brent would be tired after work and more than likely not motivated to make dinner, and of course wanting to give him a taste of my home cooking even while gone….I pulled the *best wife of the year* card and made him meals ahead of time (ie the day before. lol) so that he…

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Ringing in the big 3-0

It’s true….this year I celebrated the start to a whole new decade. I was completely freaked out – not so much because of the whole turning 30 thing (though it does sound weird to say)….but because ALL OF A SUDDEN I am 30. The past 10 years have gone by SO quickly that I’m worried in the blink of an eye I’ll be 40…Life is going so quickly and I want to make sure I REALLY enjoy it….remember it….and love…

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