Category Archives: Kitchen Appliances

Meatball Mania

My husband Richard absolutely loves meatballs. For Christmas, I asked for this meatball maker. I found out about it from my friend Mattie’s Blog . She also loved this because the meatballs browned evenly in less then 15 minutes. In … Continue reading

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US Senate Bean Soup

I got this recipe from “Not Your Mothers Slow Cooker Cookbook.” and have wanted to make it for awhile. If you google Senate Bean Soup you will get a zillion hits 1 lb dry navy beans picked over; soaked in … Continue reading

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Barbecue without using a Barbecue

I have a beautiful 5 burner gas grill and a few months ago, after using it, I forgot to turn off one of the burners. Sadly, I ran out of propane gas. I guess I haven’t been paying attention to … Continue reading

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Pyrex and Anchor Hocking Exploding

This morning I read the article in “Consumer Reports” about the Pyrex and Anchor Hocking glassware exploding into shards. I have been using these products since the 70’s. I no longer own those products, I have the newer versions purchased … Continue reading

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Lasagna in the Crockpot, yeah really

When my husband Richard says “This is on the list,” I know it came out delicious. I made this dish yesterday morning after thumbing through my “Fix it and Forget It” Cookbook. I really didn’t believe this could be done … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest at the McCarty’s

Richard and I love German food! Of course, I think the beer has something to do with it and always this time of year we celebrate Oktoberfest with Spaten Dark Beer.         Our favorite German restaurant in … Continue reading

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Smooth and Elastic

Yup, that’s what the recipes always say when they speak about kneading bread. When I first started years ago, I had no idea what dough *SHOULD* look or feel like before the first rise. Being young, I didn’t have the … Continue reading

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