Saturday, March 31, 2012

While looking at my "Phone Pics"

While scrolling through my photos in my phone, I saw this one that I took this winter. It is the coldest temperature I have ever experienced.

And as I look out my windows at a fresh layer of snow....I am really missing the South! When we moved here, we thought we might retire and stay forever. But sometimes your expectations are molded by reality and experience.

We love Alaska. It is beautiful and amazing. But it isn't where we long to be forever.

"Oh Spring, hast thou forsaken me?"

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Springtime Flowers

Around here, we still have feet of snow covering our yards and flowerbeds. It will be a while before we see sprouts pushing through the earth.
But the other day, my daughter surprised me with some tulips. I put them in water in the kitchen, and on this day the sun was shining through the kitchen window, right on the flowers, so I grabbed my camera.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Military Monday - Army Wives & Linky!

I know, I know! "Her and that Army Wives show!!" LOL

I just finished watching the episode from yesterday evening, and I had a few thoughts about it....which I generally "tweeted" while I was watching it.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lemon Crumbles

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easy Oven Stew

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Snow & Ice

The other day, I dropped my daughter off at work, and saw this column of ice on a nearby building.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Over the weekend, we finally got some semi-clear skies, and were able to enjoy the results of the recent solar flares.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Homemade Caramel Sauce

There's no need to buy the bottled stuff, when you can make it yourself!
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Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

These cupcakes were inspired by my new favorite barista creation of the same name. They are absolutely heavenly.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Slow-Cooker Beef & Barley Stew

Here's another delicious and simple slow-cooker meal.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pantry Organization

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Ricotta Pancakes

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Fresh Orange Syrup

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Making Jerky

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Some Things Should Never be Outdated

I'll warn you right now...this is going to be one of my old fogey, politically incorrect posts.  I don't post these very often....but every once in a while you just have to let it out.

There are some things that should never, ever go out of style.

Women with Curves and Femininity.

Common Sense.

Chocolate and Butter.
(Not necessarily at the same time.......but maybe... not necessarily ...not.)

or how about Etiquette and Propriety?

Etiquette: "the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life"

Propriety: "The customs and manners of polite society."

I mean really!

Let me go back.....

Going on a Date with my Honey

I've been posting lots of recipes lately, so I thought I would share something else that's happened around our part of the world.

On Friday evening, my husband and I went out on a date.

I was incredibly nervous. Not because it was our first date since our 19th wedding anniversary....but because we were going to eat out. We never eat out. We generally don't like to eat out.


Because.....and I'm sincerely not trying to brag....but when you can cook well, it is hard to be impressed by restaurant food.

So I was excited about going out with my hubby, but nervous about the food. Even going to restaurants that people rave about, we usually find ourselves disappointed. When we take the rare opportunity to go out on "date night" we are usually left with "well that was a waste of money." We will enjoy the time we spend together, but not be impressed with what we spent the money on.

So Friday night, we went to Lavelle's Bistro, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dark Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Vodka Penne Pasta

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