Jean’s No Knead Herb Bread

If you’ve read some of my early posts you’ve read about my friend Jean. She was Nanny Jean to my kids and not only a beloved friend but my mentor in so many ways. Jean was patient in her teaching as I was a very young wife and mom. I was really nervous when she told me she was going to have me make bread for the first time! But she taught me a really simple, really delicious way to make Jean’s No Knead Herb Bread and I still make it to this day!

Jean's No Knead Herb Bread

 

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15 Ways to Save on Groceries

We all have to eat. There’s just no way around it. But people don’t take advantage of ways to save on groceries so they’re wasting a lot of money! It’s possible to eat pretty darned well for a lot less money by following some guidelines on purchasing groceries. Using these 15 ways to save on groceries can net you a lot of money over a year!

15 Ways to Save on Groceries

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Kicked Up Chicken Fried Steak

From the time I was a little girl I’ve had a love affair with chicken fried steak. It’s definitely one of my top comfort foods! I love that I can make it as simple or as complex as I like and still have the same “Oh this is yummy” feeling about it. Since Mr. Comfortable and I have been on a spicy food kick lately I decided to make Kicked Up Chicken Fried Steak to satisfy both the comfort food and spicy food cravings!

Kicked Up Chicken Fried Steak!

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Learning to Sew with Eileen

It seems as if it took me forever to schedule a day with Eileen so she could start teaching me to sew. This was entirely my fault. I started doing other things and kept forgetting to call her to arrange my lesson. She finally gave up waiting for me and told me she’d be uptown having lunch with Pete & Andi’s youngest daughter and she could come by right after. I jumped at the chance! Eileen can sew anything! And learning to sew with Eileen would be fun!

Learning to Sew with Eileen

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The Armed Robbers Finale

Please be patient. The end of the story of the armed robbers is long but I believe you’ll find it worth reading. The two perpetrators had been caught thanks to the quick response of the town police and the county Sheriff’s Department. And they were caught the same night mostly due to the incredible work of the town’s canine unit. Now the legal process would begin. I had no idea that this would be an ordeal in itself. Here’s the rest of the story. The Armed Robbers Finale.

The Armed Robbers Part 1

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Hawaiian Pork Tenderloin

I love tinkering with old recipes and turning into something my very own.  I had an old (2003) recipe from Gourmet Magazine for a pork tenderloin salad so I adapted it, leaving the salad for the side and making a couple little tweaks. We had Pete and his family over for dinner and I made my Hawaiian Pork Tenderloin.

Hawaiian Pork Tenderloin is sweet & spicy and delicious!

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The Armed Robbers Part 3

“Then go into the back room.” The back room.” I thought. “That’s where they herd you so they can shoot you in the back of the head.”  In 2003 my youngest son and I were involved in an armed robbery. It’s been 14 years and I still remember the incident vividly. This is the story of that event. The Armed Robbers Part 3.

The Armed Robbers Part 1

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Remington Steele

I decided, in the interest of fair play, to post a few pictures of my dogs. Well, fair play and because they’re out by the road protesting that they’re not getting any online attention. They feel upstaged by those ducks. Because he’s bigger and can knock me down if he doesn’t feel loved I’m starting with Remy whose full name is Remington Steele.

My Anatolian Shepherd, Remington

Yep. I’m one of those people who give dogs middle names. Middle names are what Pete, when he was tiny, used to call the “bad name.” And since dogs are often bad they need middle names!

Remington is not named after the old television show! We got him in Arkansas and, on the way home I saw a sign for a second-hand shop. The sign consisted mostly of a huge picture of an old Remington typewriter. I thought, “Hmm. Those typewriters were solid and tough and lasted forever. Good name!” And Steele is a family surname. And consequently,  he became Remington Steele.

Remington typewriters are not my dog Remington

Remy is a really sociable guy. He loved playing at the dog park (when it was still in existence) and never met a dog he didn’t like.

Remy at the park

Remy always had a thing for small dogs. He loves them! But he loved that big girl because she could keep up with him running!

Remy also loves watching t.v. and videos on the computer. I think he’s a closet nerd who would like to be able to hop online and start his own You Tube channel.

Remy loves prgrams about dogs!

Two of Remy’s favorite things to watch on t.v. are The Dog Whisperer and The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!

Remy fascinated by the fish

He recently figured out the ducks’ feeder fish are actually alive.

Remy prefers watching our ducks on video

Remy prefers watching the ducks on video. In the bathroom they splash him and he’s quite sure that could melt him!

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into Remy’s days. I’d love to hear about your dogs!

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