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Our Kitchen Smells Like Pumpkin Pie

Our Kitchen Smells Like Pumpkin Pie

Welcome back! Today I wanted to share a little info on how pumpkin pie is done in our home. This is a very typical desert for us during the winter. Pumpkin pie is a winter tradition for my family. We love them because they are simple to make, and delicious. The only part is preparing the pumpkin. First you need to get a sweet pumpkin. Here we wither buy them from the grocery store or get them from relatives. My…

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We Invented the “Pastry” Birthday Party

We Invented the “Pastry” Birthday Party

As you know my daughter has decided that she loves to cook. SO it was obvious when her birthday came around she would want to help make the cake. What I didn't anticipate was a "pastry" birthday party. While I was surprised when she brought up the idea it was a nice cooking challenge for my daughter's birthday! Who will be crowned the best pastry chef? Still I was a little leery of having a dozen little girls running around…

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How To Make A Delicious Banana Bread

How To Make A Delicious Banana Bread

My daughter has been spreading her wings in the kitchen, mainly focusing on deserts. At her age it is all new and exciting and I am someone who will help get rid of the mistakes as well as the successes. We have bonded a lot lately. Here's a banana bread recipe from her friend's family. Served with lunch, as a dessert or, like the English, with a cup of tea, topped with butter or jam, it is delicious. It is…

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We All Have Them

We All Have Them

Okay, I will rephrase that, we almost all have complexes. You know that thing you hate above all else, that you want to hide, that shames you, and that you make an effort to have fixed. We all have at least one. In some of us it is more important than in others. Sometimes it's a big nose, sometimes it's our thighs, a small chest (previously this was me, among other things), ears or even feet. In fact you can…

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Recipes for Summer: Or How To Make Life Easier

Recipes for Summer: Or How To Make Life Easier

When you're a mother, you end up taking so many tasks just to get to the millions of other things you need to do done; feeding our family, doing laundry, cleaning, shopping, spending quality time with our children, organizing parties, etc. And when you work through it all, you have no choice but to organize. Thank goodness for summer recipes. They are fun, fast, and satisfying. Today I am going to give you one of the tips I developed for…

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The Shower Was A Hoot

The Shower Was A Hoot

Well, I'll be, who would have thought you could have that much fun on a Wednesday afternoon. As you may have guessed from the title I'm talking about a baby shower. Not just any shower mind you, this one was for a very special person in my life. My cousin. She is six years younger than I am and during my teen years she lived with us for several years. You might call her my adopted sister. We really are…

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He’s A Traveling Man

He’s A Traveling Man

I have never done it but my husband has traveled alone for most of his adult life. Today I thought that it would be nice to share some of the insights that he has had about traveling alone. No matter where you are in the world, a journey can take different shapes and sizes, no matter if you spend the weekend in another city or country each trip is unique. This can be said no matter what. Whether you choose…

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A Drive to Learn

A Drive to Learn

A positive attitude allows us to learn better. Life is built up of a lot of pieces which are almost always unexpected. I would probably have been a scientist if it wasn't for a couple of teachers I had as a teenager that I really disliked. They turned science into something dreaded, a subject that I had previously loved. Around the same time, I had two language and literature teachers who were good at what they did, they were excited…

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Are my eyes dry?

Are my eyes dry?

I feel like it might be the start of an infection. That would really put a damper on my spirits since, for me, they are really annoying. On top of that I have had my fair share of them since I was a child. For those of you who have never had the misfortune of getting an infection it feel like your eyes are full of puss because they are. They burn, they can't tear up and they are warm….

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