What’s Up in My Kitchen – Snakes, $96,000 worth of chicken and Weddings

Whew! What a weekend! It was a busy one, and it really had nothing to do with the 4th of July at all. Not a single thing. It was just one of those crazy weekends that when it’s over, you’re like… “When’s the weekend getting here?” “Wait, what? It’s over?”


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One of my favorite things…

I know I’m strange, but you’ve probably noticed, I love lists. My favorite thing at the end of the year is finding top ten lists. Doesn’t necessarily matter what they are of, they just need to be interesting. So after I grabbed my cup of coffee this morning I checked my email and I had… 

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Holiday Storage Ideas

Holiday & Christmas Decoration Storage Tips From Dianne Hadaway, Your Guide to Single Parents @ About.com FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now! Tips For Safely Storing Your Ornaments & Holiday Decor Have you ever been lazy about properly storing your Holiday or Christmas decorations? I admit, I’m guilty of it. I thought I’d just stick them… 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake

It’s Chocolate. And Peanut Butter. I mean come on, what’s not to love? And beyond that, it’s so simple and you can throw it in your crockpot and forget about it for awhile. Yep, that’s right, this is a crockpot recipe for a delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake. So moist and delicious! Chocolate Peanut… 

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Music MeMe Day 6 – Air Supply

Day 6 – Genre – Lite Rock With their heavily orchestrated, sweet ballads, the Australian soft rock group Air Supply became a staple of early-’80s radio, scoring a string of seven straight Top Five singles. Air Supply, for most intents and purposes, was the duo of vocalists Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell; other members came… 

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Music MeMe Day 5 – Bryan Adams

Day 5 – Genre – Adult Contemporary New Genre A little something about Bryan Adams Canada had its share of pop success stories in the 1980s, though for most – Martha and the Muffins, Men Without Hats, etc. – that success was pretty short lived. Bryan Adams meanwhile has managed to stay on top of… 

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Music MeMe Day 4 – Jim Brickman

Day 4 – Genre – Contemporary Instrumental (classical piano) We changed genre’s again. Though classically trained, pianist Jim Brickman prefers to play more pop-flavored gently lyrical New Age music. His unique compositions are emotional and structured, but not rigidly so. Brickman enrolled in the Cleveland Institute of Music in his late teens. The focus was… 

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The Eye of God

I was surfing blogs on blogexplosion and happened to stumble across a picture that I’ve seen before. My son was standing behind me when the page loaded. (age 11). We both gasped in surprise when it loaded. Yes, I’ve seen this before, but each time I do, it just catches me off guard. My son… 

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Wonderful Holiday Hostess Gifts

Being in direct sales, I am always hosting a party or a class or providing a workshop for a group. At the holidays it become even more so! Most of the time I am presented with the issue of purchasing something special for the hostess – a thank you for hosting a party with me…. 

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Music Meme Day 3 – Michael W. Smith

Day 3 – Genre – Contemporary Christian We changed genre’s for a bit.   Michael W. Smith – Smitty is 17 years into a career which began as Amy Grant’s keyboard player, you’ve already been awarded 23 #1 songs, 1 platinum record, 6 gold records, two Grammy awards and 22 Doves awards. This year also… 

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Music Meme Day 2 – Martina McBride

Day 2 – Genre – New Country – Tomorrow we’ll change genre’s a little. Ok, it’s day 2 and I did it again. LOL Why is this so fun? Or am I just an oddball here? Martina McBride (born Martina Schiff) was born July 29, 1966, in Sharon, Kan., and grew up on a farm… 

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