Tag Archives: Recipes

Why I Love Pinterest (And Why You Should, too!)

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A few weeks ago, I joined Pinterest.  I know it’s been around for a while, and lots of savvy folks are already pinning away.

If you don’t know what it is, Pinterest “… lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes”.

It’s a visual paradise of pretty things, helpful tips, DIY projects, funny quotes and recipes, recipes and more recipes.

Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo, and Virgos typically like to have choices, explore and bring very specific things into their lives.  But I am really loving Pinterest, not only for my personal fancies, but also for blogging.  Here’s why: Read More »

Perk up your mashed potatoes

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Filed under Home Cooking + Recipes

I love Tyler Florence’s recipe for mashed potatoes…with grainy mustard added!  It may sound odd, but it produces a really flavorful result.  Try this recipe this Thanksgiving instead of your normal ho-hum mashed potatoes.  They don’t even need gravy! Read More »

Getting Mentally Prepared for Thanksgiving.

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(Comic courtesy www.nataliedee.com)
I have officially just butchered my first turkey.   Actually, first animal in general.  Since my knife skills are horrible at best, I generally avoid buying cuts of meat that need to have the bones removed.  I usually leave that to the professionals.  But apparently there is no such thing as a boneless, skinless, natural turkey breast in Tacoma.   I know, the fact that I removed the turkey breasts from a turkey may not be a notable event to you, but I am pretty excited.  It even looked right.  Can’t wait to butcher my next whole animal.  Next time, maybe a chicken.  Oooohhhh…Ahhhhh… Read More »