If It’s Wednesday, This Must Be . . .

How many of you are planners? How many of you makes lists for everything? I have all sorts of lists, and thousands of plans. Now executing those plans and checking off those lists is a whole other ball game. Life often has its own plans, so you just gotta go with the flow. Otherwise you’ll go bonkers. No one wants that!

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Serving up Leftover – No Fuss, No Muss and No Dishes

Not long ago, I shared an easy crock-pot recipe for barbecued pulled pork – Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ-Coca-Cola Pulled Pork. It was yummy good, and there were plenty of leftovers for a second meal. The perfect thing to make with leftover shredded pork is Pulled Pork Sandwiches.

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Burnt Offerings – When Things Don’t Go as Planned

So often, we post only our successes – beautiful pictures of perfectly cooked foods. But let’s face it, we’ve all experienced our bombs – mistakes in the kitchen that render food hardly worthy of eating much less blogging about. I think it would be good to see those flops every now and then, as a reminder that everyone makes mistakes. It’s a humbling admission. Yeah, you should have seen my 7-layer Leaning Tower of Cake with a cherry on top!

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Mashed Potato Success

For those of you on Facebook, then you know how FB will show you something you’ve posted from the past and ask you if you want to share it again. Most of those I’ve seen shared by family are photos and cute stories from their past postings. Nearly all my “memories” are recipes and cooking tips – some long before my blogging days. (The biggest reason I started blogging in the first place was because my personal Face Book account was so full of recipes and tips. Everyone I knew was asking for me). This is one of those past posts that  popped up, and I thought I’d pass it along . . . good advise.

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What’s For Dinner?

I don’t know if I’ve talked about this with you before – I keep my on-line recipe collection (four thousand and counting) on Yumprint. I like it because allows me to keep my recipes organized and easy to find. I can plan out my family’s meals for the week (or longer), then drag everything into the grocery list and I’m done.

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Do You Have a Plan?

From the time I was a little girl, I loved spending time with Dad in the kitchen, learning from the master. When my sisters and I were old enough to fully participate in the meal preparation, Dad held a weekly menu planning meeting. Each of us picked a night and planned the family dinner – main course, sides, whatever else. Mom and Dad took the remaining four nights.

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Picky About My Eggs

I don’t know about you, but I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to eggs at breakfast – be it fried or scrambled. With a good fried egg, I want the white fully set, with the yolk bright and runny.  As for scrambled – they MUST be cooked through without being dry or rubbery. I’m no expert when it comes to eggs, I just know what I like, what my family will eat and what works for me.

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