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    Mom’s Banana Nut Bread

    Don’t throw out those bananas!  Instead, please try this easy and wonderful Banana Nut Bread. This is probably the best banana nut bread EVAH! Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter 2 1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 6 Tblsp. sour milk (who keeps sour milk around)? See below* 1/2 tsp. salt 4 or 5 over-ripe bananas, mashed 1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans 3 cups flour *For the sour milk, I mix milk and sour cream together. Works like a charm. Directions: Cream together:  butter, sugar, eggs. Add:  soda, sour milk, and salt. Add: bananas and pecans. Fold in flour. Grease two loaf pans and pour mixture in.…

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    Frozen Cranberry Salad

    If you are looking for a new way to incorporate cranberries into your Thanksgiving meal, you should give this a try. I made this salad for the first time several years ago, and both my mom and mother-in-law, look forward to it every year.  So now, I have to make it it’s a regular player on our holiday menu. Oh, and the kids love it, too! Here’s the ingredients:  Warning….I am NOT a food photographer, or any type of photographer, for that matter.  AND, I am not a recipe post person.  But, here ya go anyway.  And yes, my pineapple can is open.  I had already dumped it in the bowl, when I decided…

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    Moonshine

    Recently, as I was heading out for work, I decided to try a little moonshine.  Weird, I know, since it was only 6:30 am. Normally, I save all my moonshine activities for the evening, but this particular morning, I couldn’t resist. Yes, I was late to work.  Yes, my bonehead brothers gave me the stink eye.  (good thing we are equal partners in the biz) But…I figure…now that I am, ahem….49, I can do whatever I want to.  Including, enjoying a little moonshine before work. Burp.

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    Girls Weekend Get Away

    My two best friends and I try to get away several times a year.  No husbands. No kids. No pets. No worries. Earlier this year, we flew to Phoenix, and had a blast.  I’ll tell you about it sometime. This past weekend, we made the four hour trip to Denver. There were mamogram’s, annual exams, blood tests…all kinds of fun stuff. Ok.  Maybe fun, is not the right word. Necessary stuff. There.  That’s more appropriate wording. After the flurry of doctor appointments there was a reward. No not balloons, or suckers. Or Sponge Bob bandaids. We had tickets to the Broadway Production of  The Lion King. THE LION KING!!!                                                                                    Image sources:  http://www.lionking.com/tickets…

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    I AM IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

    Hi.  My name is…uh…what’s my name?? As most of you know…ok…all of you know we just had a time change. I knew that yesterday. And I knew that all day today. But, at work, at exactly 4:00 today (Monday), I looked at the clock, and thought to my very intelligent self, “hmm…I guess no one ever changed the clock.” So, I promptly grabbed a stick, and moved the clock to 5:00, gathered up my stuff, told our employee to holler at my bonehead brother if he got busy, and headed home. You probably know, there is something very, VERY, wrong with this picture. I arrived at home, poured a glass of wine,…

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    A Dog And A….Dove?

    This is such a rare sight, I really have no words. The cat has got my tongue. I am speechless. Which according to Wranglers, is much more rare than the photos you are about to see.                                                                          The End.

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    Tuesday Tips And Tricks

    Time for another round of Tips And Tricks.   I love candles.  But for some reason, I don’t burn them much in the summer, however, fall and winter are a different story.  Here are few candle tricks. When the candle is history, freeze the candle holder, and the wax will pop right out. Rub out nicks and scratches with panty hose. Put a small tealight in the burn well of a pillar to extend the candle’s life. Store candles in the fridge or freezer to extend burning time. Another trick I use for adding scent to my house this time of year is: Place a few drops of your favorite scented oil…