Brandied Apple Coffeecake

Brandied Apple Coffeecake

I started a new job back in November. Working for a state resource agency is VERY different from working in the private sector. Sure, I don’t make a lot of money anymore, but the people  I work with have surprised me with their collegial attitude. To say thank you for just being a nice group of … Continue reading

1 year later – Review of LG  10 cu. ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator

1 year later – Review of LG 10 cu. ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator

It’s been a year since I ordered this fridge for the kitchen remodel. While unpacking groceries today, it occurred to me I should share my thoughts about it. Excuse the old photo of the front; I lost good light. Nearly everyone who has seen the fridge has asked me if I like it and/or regret … Continue reading

Wildlands’ Kitchen Remodel ($5,000 budget)

Wildlands’ Kitchen Remodel ($5,000 budget)

It occurred to me tonight that I never got around to posting the final pics of the kitchen. I still have some painting to do and some art to hang, but it’s 99.9% done. I couldn’t have done the work without my friend Neal who was so incredibly awesome – updating a few outlets, tiling … Continue reading

Chicken Corn Chowder Pot Pies

Chicken Corn Chowder Pot Pies

Webster’s online dictionary defines chowder as: chow·der CHoudər/ noun: chowder; plural noun: chowders A thick soup containing fish or shellfish, especially clams, and vegetables, such as potatoes and onions, in a milk or tomato base. ___________________ With winter on the horizon, I thought I’d get busy making a large batch of my chicken corn chowder … Continue reading