Blog Birthday Cookbook (and t-shirt) Giveaway!

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My blog had its first birthday, and to celebrate, I’m giving away cookbooks to you, the readers, the ones that keep me coming back. It all started with a post on carrot cake, and 219 posts later, here I am, one year into this not-as-new venture and a crash behind me even! As I was […]

How to Make a Seedling Tray Out of Recycled Products

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Here in the Midwest, there is still snow on the ground, but temperatures are on the rise, and it’s time to start thinking about gardens and, more importantly, getting seedlings started. We’ll be starting our seedlings indoors because the temperatures still drop below freezing at night, and to do this, we’ll need to build a […]

Stocking Your Pantry for Home Cooking: The Basics

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If you’ve ever started dinner only to realize that you’re out of one thing or another, then you’ll know how easy it is to give up on dinner and just head for the nearest eating establishment. I mean, you’re going out anyway, right? A well-stocked pantry is one of the first keys to successful home […]

Blog Aid: Recipes for Haiti

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I am here at Blissdom this week(end), but I have to tear myself away from the wonderful presentations and amazing people to tell you about something I have had the incredible opportunity to be a part of. When Julie from Dinner with Julie posted just after the Haiti earthquake about her vision to raise money […]

5 Ways To Cook More Often

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With our weekly menu on display for everyone to see, it may be hard to believe that we ever eat out, but we do. In fact, there are days when the fast food flows as I sit behind my computer and toil away, leaving no time for the things I enjoy, one of them being […]

Happy Holidays and Resolutions from The O6: Goodbye, 2009!

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Considering New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, I thought I’d get on sharing our card before the holidays are behind us. Maybe I was aiming for Valentine’s Day? I joked about it on Twitter today in an attempt to conceal my shame. In an attempt to rectify the end-of-the-year disorganization that seems to be controlling me […]

Steak au Poivre – The Showstopper

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Steak au Poivre is one of those gorgeous meals that fills the house, is showy to make in front of guests and makes you want to curl into the couch after dinner, completely content and satisfied. Tenderloin filets are pan fried and then added to a rich, creamy pepper sauce. Sometimes you need a showstopper.  […]