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Serving up simple food, inspiring ideas and connecting along the way.

Who’s on Your Shopping List?

I like to give gifts.  I don’t do it often enough – mainly during the holidays or birthdays.  So, when I do give a gift, I want it to be something the person will use.  I’m more of a practical gift giver.  You know, giving something the recipient will use but may not think to buy for themselves. 

Because, who would know to put on their Wish List a canister of cupcake wrappers?  Those little buggers, stacked oh so carefully in a glass canister, are better than diamonds to a Cupcake Lover.  At least I keep telling myself that. 

Wordless Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cheesecake is like a Marriage

My guy and I spent an overnight in Madison this past weekend to celebrate 20 years of marriage. I really wanted a week long tropical get-away.  He wanted a hunting trip out west.  But with 3 kids, in the middle of the school year and a limited budget, neither of us got our way.  We settled for a wet, cold weekend in Mad Town.  It’s not where you’re at; it’s who you’re with – right???

To pass the rare 28 hours we had all to ourselves, we did some Christmas shopping, watched part of the Badger football game in a bar on State Street, had a very nice dinner at Tornados and then headed to the Madison Comedy Club. 

A very easy, useful recipe – Pan Goop

This is going to be a short post today because there’s nothing good tasting or pretty about this recipe.  Yeah, I know.  I said I’d be sharing the GOOD food with you but hang in there with me.  This recipe does not taste good BUT it makes your life so much easier in the kitchen and I’m all for easy.  Plus, I’ll be referring back to it A LOT and wanted you to be in the loop.


Friday Find – Leftover Turkey Recipes

Are you suffering from a turkey hangover this morning?  Are you trying to figure out what to do with the leftover turkey?  Here are a few recipes I found online that can give you a few options.  And if you don’t have any leftover turkey – after reading these recipes, you’re going to wish you did.

This panini looks delicious!  Turkey and Bacon Pesto Panini from Cheeky Kitchen