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Campfire Breakfasts: Smoky Peaches & Prosciutto

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Breakfast & Brunch, Campfire Food | 0 comments

Campfire Breakfasts: Smoky Peaches & Prosciutto

One of my most vivid memories of learning the Italian language was trying a dish I’d never heard of called “prosciutto e melone.” Basically – it was a piece of cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto, commonly served cold or room temperature as an appetizer. The sweet & salty notes of two foods I had never considered combining were incredible! That experience was one of two inspirations for this unique campfire breakfast idea! ………The other inspiration? BEARS. I don’t know about you, but when I wake...

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….. It’s a Backpack!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….. It’s a Backpack!

There’s a saying in my family regarding clothing and accessories.  For example, when you score an outfit that is super unique, my momma or grandmother would say something like: “Well, you definitely won’t meet yourself comin’!”  It pretty much means – you’re not gonna meet someone out that looks just like you.  This particular score is not an entire outfit, but it is the exact same type of “unique find.” MadPax is a company that specializes in backpacks & lunchboxes  that could...

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Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Beverages, Holidays & Special Occasions, Holidays & Special Occasions, Parties | 1 comment

Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

I saw this on the internet at some point, and decided to give it a try.  These are my findings. It’s a science experiment, patriotic lesson, and tasty treat all rolled into 1 recipe that might make a memory for kids AND adults alike! Use your creative bone make your own!   What You Need - 1. Pick 3 drinks (a clear or white, a red, a blue) that have 3 different levels of sugar. 2. Obviously, Clear Glasses or Plastic Cups & Ice (see “Ideas” below)   Pour in This Order: 1 Ice 2 Highest Sugar Drink 3 Medium Sugar...

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Keep Calm And….. Pie?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Abode, Organization, Stupid Chores, Thoughts & Laughter, Various & Sundry | 3 comments

Keep Calm And….. Pie?

I haven’t blogged in a while, and that fact is the basis of today’s blog.  As I type, I am seeing a reflection in the computer screen, and there are lovely little lines between my eyes on my forehead…… because I am thinking.  It’s my thinking face.  I learned that thinking face from my Momma & my Granny.  I am smoothing it out now & trying to consciously get rid of them physically & emotionally – - – I must have a lot on my mind. This happens, doesn’t it?  Especially to women, I...

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Campfire Quiche

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Breakfast & Brunch, Campfire Food | 0 comments

Campfire Quiche

All you need are some non mutant peppers & some omelete-like ingredients. You probably think it’s an oximoron, but Campfire Quiche is classy AND rustic. (And not processed….) This has become one of the favorite breakfast item around the campfire.  It’s come in handy a few times, because it’s packed with nutrients you need for a hike or an active day around the camp site! Added bonus: It’s gluten-free. I served it with slices of watermelon & it really hit the spot. And……. you can do this at...

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Rabbit Salt Grinder: Ward off Evil On-the-Go!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Gift Ideas, Serving Ideas | 0 comments

Rabbit Salt Grinder: Ward off Evil On-the-Go!

A lot of the conversations and stories I recall from my time in Italy include the subject of superstition. What I learned: Basically, if you spill some salt – - Toss some more salt over your left shoulder, because you may have exposed yourself to bad omens. Italians aren’t the only ones that have some issues with salt…. Some Buddhists say you should toss some over your should when you come back home from a funeral, because evil spirits might be hanging on your back. Sumo Wrestlers use it to purify the ring before they compete...

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“Ruler Top” Table (Ways to Spruce up a Table!)

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Abode, Crafts, Decor, Various & Sundry | 0 comments

“Ruler Top” Table (Ways to Spruce up a Table!)

Do you have a piece of furniture that has seen better days?  Have you recently come into a large amount of old rulers?   PERFECT! A quick way to make a funky surface on a desk, night stand, end table, kitchen table, kitchen island……. anything with a surface that needs a little TLC! What You Need: A bunch of rulers – all kinds, all colors – preferable wooden without the metal edge.  If you want to set dishes or things that would need a flatter surface – You’ll need to get flat rulers – not rulers...

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Sonic’s Peanut Butter Bacon Milkshake!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Reviews & Rants, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Sonic’s Peanut Butter Bacon Milkshake!

If you don’t know already, Sonic’s “Summer of Shakes” is probably coming to an end soon.  They basically decided to offer a bunch of new flavors that aren’t on their regular shake menu.  This means my favorite – peanut butter – is back.  However, peanut butter lovers have a few more options….. Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter Cookie, Peanut Butter & Banana, Peanut Butter & Jelly…. and PEANUT BUTTER WITH BACON! I am a sucker for interesting flavors, and I already...

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Whiskey Sour Popsicles

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Food, Sweets | 0 comments

Whiskey Sour Popsicles

It’s “popsicle time” again, folks! It’s warming up out there, and everywhere I look there is a different popsicle recipe….so I am at it again.  However, it should have taken me a few moments to blog this recipe up for you, …….but I made the time consuming mistake of checking my spelling of “popsicle.” Much to my surprise….. This actually a recipe for a Whiskey Sour “Frozen Pop.” It turns out – POPSICLE is that colorful brand of frozen treat that has been around for...

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Fruit Flies & The Things We Do to Trick Them

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Abode | 0 comments

Fruit Flies & The Things We Do to Trick Them

It’s actually quite hilarious.  If you are looking for an answer to getting rid of fruit flies – - – the first thing you do is put up all food AND put away unrefrigerated food that might be going bad (bananas, avocados, tomatoes….)  That usually fixes it in a couple of days. HOWEVER, we as humans, myself included, seem to take joy in crafty projects that might trick these “highly intelligent” creatures. Do they work? ….. You can try them.  I did & I killed a bunch of bugs. Check out the pics...

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