Monthly Archives: November 2010

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Here’s a handy PDF version of this post, so you can print it: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo I make large pots of this and the actual ingredients and amounts vary according to what I have and who I’m feeding. It … Continue reading

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Got debt?

I’ve made a commitment to make a big dent in my debt by the end of 2011 (can you say “student loans”?), and I ran across a great, FREE, online calculator that helps to prioritize your monthly payments. It works … Continue reading

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Head to toes

 Been making a list, checking it twice. Getting close to having all of my Christmas gifts made. Recent additions are for the little folks. Aviatrix hat; knit with A Swell Yarn Shop‘s Duet sock yarn. And what good would a warm … Continue reading

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Chunky Dean

Not the most flattering of names, but a pretty sweet pattern. Uses less than 130 yards of bulky yarn and knits up quickly on size 10s in Manos del Uruguay yarn. Nice colorway; it’s a bit darker than this photo … Continue reading

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I yam not a yam

Myth-busting today: we don’t have yams here in North America, we have sweet potatoes. Ignore the signs at your supermarket that separate the potatoes into two sections, you probably won’t see a true yam in a regular American supermarket – … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

Super easy homemade cranberry sauce – just three ingredients and a few minutes on the stovetop. 1 bag fresh cranberries, rinsed 1 cup orange juice 1 cup sugar How-to: Stir ingredients in a saucepan, bring to low simmer and cook … Continue reading

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MRE to go

I am doing my Christmas shopping a little at a time, and today I stopped in to the Army/Navy Surplus and picked up some MRE’s for those difficult-to-buy-for folks on my list. It’s a practical gift, and everyone has to … Continue reading

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Little piggies

With the change in season and the holidays approaching quickly, I have decided to knit up some baby socks. There are plenty of wee recipients in my life right now, but I realized that I didn’t have any idea what … Continue reading

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The ties that bind

Check out what I got in the mail from my Grandpa George today. That’s me front and center, with Paddington and a fake cigarette. Yup. My sister Jennifer is sitting on our Uncle Gregg’s knee, she’s wearing my old green … Continue reading

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Down under

As our kitchen facelift continues, we are in the final stage: the floor. Thing is, it’s a heck of a lot of work pulling out the old flooring and getting the subfloor prepped for new tile. A HECK of a lot … Continue reading

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