>Busy weekend

>This weekend has been busy for us all.  Duncan has his own toddler bed so we have been getting him use to it, cleaning house from top to bottom and today decorating for Halloween.  I might can get some reading done today if I am lucky.

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>Backfield BLT Dip

> Backfield BLT Dip Makes 8 to 10 servings 1 pound bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled, and divided2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese2 cups shredded fontina cheese1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained1/2 cup sour cream1/2 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons Dijon mustard11/2 cups chopped seeded tomatoesToasted bread rounds, crackers 1 Preheat […]

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>What makes a Cozy Mystery

> I came across this interesting article that was posted back in 2006 and wanted to share by Erin Martin***http://www.cozy-mystery.com Imagine your terror at finding out that Jessica Fletcher was moving from Cabot Cove to your neighborhood! Would you stay up at night just wondering when this unassuming, friendly woman was going to befriend you? Would […]

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>Culinary Theme Mysteries

>These are some of my favorite mysteries to read and I have found some new ones I want to try as well I will be busy with some of these to catch up on their series. Avery Aames writes the Cheese Shop Mystery Series which has, as its sleuth, the co-owner of the cheese shop. Riley Adams (aka Elizabeth […]

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>Ultimate BLT Recipe

>Ultimate BLT Recipe

> Make an Ultimate BLT This recipe takes a unique approach to the classic BLT recipe by adding a selection of other ingredients to the standard ingredients of bread, bacon, lettuce and tomato. While it seems a bit unconventional, adding a slice of cheese and one fried egg to the sandwich makes the sandwich an ultimate treat. Ingredients 2 […]

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>Banana Ice Cream

>I think this will be the one we do today 🙂 Philadelphia Style Ingredients: 3/4 cup milk1/2 cup sugar1/8 – 1/4 tsp nutmeg3 – 4 ripe medium bananas2 cups heavy whipping cream1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Mix milk, sugar, and nutmeg until sugar dissolves (a wire whisk or hand mixer works well). Mash or puree […]

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>Coffee Ice cream

>Coffee Ice cream

>Philadelphia Style Ingredients:1 cup milk1/2 cup granulated sugar3 tbsp instant coffee (2 – 2 1/2 tbsp instant coffee for a “weaker” ice cream)2 cups heavy cream1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Mix milk, sugar, and coffee with an electric mixer or whisk so that sugar and coffee dissolve in the milk.Add cream and vanilla and stir.Pour […]

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>Homemade Crunchy Pecan & Maple Syrup Ice Cream

>Since it has been hot I got up in the attic and got my ice cream churn down.  We are going to make some ice cream after lunch.  I found this old recipe and thought I would share it. What you will need: 4 oz pecan nuts chopped2 oz butter2 Tbsp brown sugar2 Tbsp  maple […]

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>Reading Weekend

>What are you reading this weekend?

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>Welcome Dawn Menge

>Welcome Dawn Menge

> Heath Rhoades is the Astronomy Team Leader and specializes in software and technology development for Table Mountain Observatory. Mr. Rhoades conducts asteroid and comet astrometry and collaborates with planetary scientists in acquiring data for Potentially Hazardous Asteroid shape modeling and pole solution.  He is also a phd candidate at capella university. Dawn Menge is the mother of […]

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