Classic Cabbage Burgers; Grandma Would be Proud

Craving a taste of home and needing to have some quick options on hand when family came to visit, I decided to give my Grandma’s German Cabbage Burger recipe a try.  Back in Nebraska they actually have a restaurant chain that sells something similar, and many call them “Runzas“.  The name Cabbage Burger can be a little misleading for …

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Top 5 Websites for Moms

This week, in honor of our moms, the Top 5 is dedicated to sites that they will hopefully enjoy and find very useful.  Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th.  So, if you have not already finished your shopping check out the previous post for last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.  Since I am so fortunate …

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We can never fully repay our mothers for everything they have done for us.  We know how special they are when we are little, but we probably don’t realize all they have truly given and sacrificed on our behalf until we are older with families of our own.  We know that we need to honor …

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Top 5 for Cinco de Mayo

It’s time to prepare for a fiesta this weekend.  If you need a reason to kickback, have some fun, and invite over the crew for great food and drinks, it’s Cinco de Mayo!  I love Mexican food, the culture, and festivities.  Here are some of my favorites: 1. Horchata I was blessed to grow up in …

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Easy Appetizers; Tortilla Roll-Ups

Here’s a popular appetizer that is quick and easy to make.  It’s perfect to whip up the day before a party.  There are several versions of this recipe out there; this is just the one Mom and Grandma always fixed.  I could not find where this exact list of ingredients came from.  So, if you …

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Top 5 for Sewing and Quilting

Recently, I finished my first sewing project in anticipation of our baby girl due in August. As with any task, the right tools can make all the difference.  This week’s Top 5 list is made up of the items and resources that I have found to be most helpful as a beginner seamstress and quilter. 1. Brother Machines …

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Repurposing Old Bed Sheets into a New Comforter

This is a great project to become familiar or reacquainted with your sewing machine.  The stitching doesn’t have to be perfect and it can be a wonderful opportunity to test out your free motion quilting skills (this was a first for me).   Additionally, you will save tons of money on material since you are repurposing old sheets.  …

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Top 5 for the Week, April 20, 2012

Twisted Sifter, History of Everything, My Fave, Paper Sculptures, and a McCartney Video 1. Twisted Sifter The main goals for Twisted Sifter are straight forward: 1. Provide content that is interesting, creative, or funny 2. Use BIG pictures whenever possible and 3. Keep readers up-to-date with what’s popular online.  It is no wonder this is one of my …

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Amazing Acini de Pepe Salad

Growing up, whenever Mom asked me what I wanted her to make, my answer was always Acini de Pepe Salad.  It does take a little planning and makes a very large amount, so generally this side dish was reserved for holidays, carry-ins, and church picnics.  This recipe is a family favorite and is taken from …

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Top 5 for the First Half of Pregnancy

As mentioned in the last post, we are finally expecting our first child, and I am just over halfway through the pregnancy.  Many of us know there are several essential items that one must have to successfully conquer the first few months.  There are more than 5 individual items today, but I have grouped them …

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