Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Fabrics & Dress,” 1937

My sister Lauren and I were in Thriftsmart today, and as we were about to head out the door, I spotted this little gem: It’s a book entitled Fabrics and Dress, part of the Riverside Home Economics Series, published in … Continue reading

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Why I’m Finding Drowned Q-Tips

I keep finding drowned Q-Tips in the Howitzer’s water bowl. Now I understand.

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Cleaning Out the Kitchen: A Tale of Trauma, Woe, & Indecision

Okay, so maybe I’m being a little melodramatic.  But moving from a kitchen with seven drawers into a kitchen with three drawers is a more than a little terrifying.  There is literally not enough room for all my beloved gadgets … Continue reading

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Pineapple Lemonade Punch

Since I was about to die from the heat at work today (yay for 250-watt photography lights), I remembered this delightful recipe from my neighbor back home.  It’s a nice special-occasion item, but you shouldn’t wait for a special occasion … Continue reading

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Mrs. Dollie’s Coconut Cake

A long time ago, when my sister was about eight years old, she wanted a recipe for some (long-forgotten) chocolate dessert at a church potluck.  Since we didn’t know who had made it, the Moomer advised her to put a … Continue reading

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Antique Jars Confront Bathroom Clutter and Win

The headline of the hour: Vintage jars have not only conquered the canister frontier, but they successfully chase (some) clutter from my beseiged bathroom! I bought these three at the Nashville flea market last month.  They’re all over the place … Continue reading

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken (with Tomato Cream Sauce)

I’ve been posting a lot of recipes lately.  Maybe it has something to do with my darling cooking utensils being lost in Box-Land. Anyway, here’s the one I made last night: Parmesan-Crusted Chicken (my own recipe), to accompany Pioneer Woman’s … Continue reading

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2+2+2: The Bestest Sunday Dinner with the Weirdest Name

2+2+2 is our favorite Sunday dinner.  And it only has three ingredients. You really can’t beat that! Prep Time: 10 min. (plus rice-cooking time) Cook Time: Approx. 5 hours Serves: 6 Ingredients  2 lb. beef stew cubes (Wal-Mart stew cubes … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Pie

This is an unusual little recipe from a lady at Woodbury church of Christ, and has been a favorite in my family for many years now.  I impulsively decided to make it on Sunday night after church. And I was … Continue reading

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Hashbrown Potato Casserole

Yes, it’s a classic; and just in time for Easter, may I present my favorite hashbrown potato casserole! Can you tell that my recipe’s seen some action? First, we’ll assemble our ingredients (can you tell that I like to buy … Continue reading

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