Sep 22

In a pickle

Posted by Matty

This weekend, while at the McKinney Farmers Market, I was hypnotized by a vendor’s crate of pickling cucumbers. I’ve never pickled anything before, and to be honest, I like pickles, but I’m not c-r-a-z-y about ‘em. But Nancy is a pickle nut.

I did what had to be done, and a few dollars later, I was the proud owner of a bag of cukes.

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Dec 24

PupCake Treats

Posted by Nanc

I baked up two batches of doggie biscuits a few weekends ago as part of a Secret Santa gift exchange at work. A single batch makes plenty, but I wanted to try out two varieties and figured that I could gift the extras to my puppy-lovin’ friends, too.

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Oct 20

Italian Squash Soup

Posted by Nanc

I lovelovelove going to the farmer’s market. Sadly, this trip downtown is less frequent than I would like (and 22 miles is getting to be a far trek just for veg).

But when I do make it, I have a great time, gather up tasty vittles, and find happy things that make my day. This time, I got a new recipe that is uber tasty! Yay for introducing new veg to my diet.

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Sep 10

I made this!

Posted by Nanc

In the ‘Look what I can do’ category: Saturday, Matt and I enjoyed a delicious* salad procured completely from our own garden! What a power trip!

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Jan 7

Chickpea Curry

Posted by Nanc

Both Matt and I have this delicious and easy curry leftover as lunches today. This doesn’t make for pretty bentos (thermoses just aren’t that attractive), but it does make for a tasty lunch.

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Jan 25

dinner in the den

Posted by Nanc

Eating our dinner in the den/TV room isn’t all that new and wonderful, we do this all the time. But yesterday our den got a bit of an upgrade, which makes it special.

Yes, we do have a dining room and table, but we’ve gotten into the bad habit of watching TV while eating. Maybe this will change some day.

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Dec 15

minestrone soup

Posted by Nanc

The weather outside is… well, mild and pleasant. Thick banks of fog this morning, but highs in the 70s and 80s. Very nice. And even for Dallas, this is a little crazy. But last week was totally different.

Which would explain why I made a huge batch of soup. Delicious, hearty minestrone soup from scratch (well, except for the canned food bits). Minestrone soup which was supposed to warm our bellies and chase off the chills. But there are no chills.

Good thing our souls need a little comfort.

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Oct 31

Chicken Pot Pie

Posted by Nanc

Even though I hear Eric Cartman’s (South Park) voice ringing in my ears when I make it, I love me some Chicken Pot Pie!

BTW – Happy Halloween!

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Apr 10

Calamari Cupcakes

Posted by Nanc

To celebrate the upcoming arrival of our dear Purling Pirate’s squid, we had a shower!

Now, to some of you that sentence made absolutely no sense, so I will now try to explain:
P-lala, the pirate of Purling P’s fame, is “with child.” This wonderful bundle of human goodness, however, picked up the nickname of the Squid. (Sometimes, it’s best NOT to know why.) Ergo, the Pirate’s Squid Shower!

Now that we’re all caught up. To lend a hand in the celebration, I made, well what else? CUPCAKES! But not just any cupcakes…

SQUID CUPCAKES!

Read on, my curious friends. Read on.

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Mar 31

The title says it all. Brownie goodness – yum, yum! These brownies are so good that while I won’t share them with anyone, I’ll share the recipe with you. And if you want to share your brownie goodness? Well, that’s your business.

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