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Showing posts from June, 2009

My blog is...

getting a facelift. I'm playing around with it, as you may have noticed, depending on when you've clicked on it!! :) I'm trying to create my own background, which is fun and frustrating at the same time!! To give credit where it's due, and just in case you're wondering, I've been using the instructions here , page elements from here , and this scrapbooking software.'s getting late, and I should really be asleep! So, while I know it still needs some work, I'm going to bed now!! But yes, I'm aware that it's not quite right... ;) Later!! Update: Ha! Harder than I thought. I've had to revert to one of the templates...for now! ;)


So, I realize that there is a certain restaurant that serves a menu item called "Spasagna" - a cross between spaghetti and lasagna. However, I have never tried it. None of my family has. I'm just throwing that out there...remember it later. :) I was watching a show on television last week and it featured an Italian restaurant owner that was making a dish that was a spaghetti-lasagna hybrid. I'm not even sure what he called it. But it looked and sounded really good. I went online to search for a recipe, but didn't find one that called to me. Many of them included spinach, and while I would like it and I'm sure Kade would, I know that the others in my household would not. So, I decided to wing it and come up with something on my own. As I was working on it tonight, Sean kept coming in and asking if supper was ready. Then he asked what we were having. I explained to him that it had all the ingredients of lasagna, but I used spaghetti noodles and mixed it all up.

Tuesdays with Dorie - Parisian Apple Tartlet

What a perfect week to get back to baking! This week, Jessica of My Baking Heart chose Parisian Apple Tartlets . At first, I thought "oh no, how complicated is this going to be?" especially since I was coming off a week with sick kids. But after reading the recipe, I thought "is that all? I can definitely do that!!" It is a super simple, yet super delicious recipe! Sheets of frozen puff pastry are cut into circles, chunks of peeled and cored apples are placed on top, sprinkled with brown sugar and dotted with butter, then baked. And then enjoyed!! I will admit that I added cinnamon to the apples, but then again I love to add cinnamon to lots of things. :) I even baked ahead, making these for dessert on Sunday night. They were enjoyed by most. Sean being the exception, but take his reviews with a grain (no, a whole shaker!) of salt...he doesn't like much. I highly recommend trying these. In fact, I'll be making them again for dessert tonight. And be sure t

The no-eating-out challenge

Hi all! Well, yes I know. It's been a long time. I'm not even going to try to make excuses. I just haven't been able to blog like I wanted to. But I'm back. Hopefully. LOL Anyway, the last few weeks we've been eating out too much. It's just habit. A bad habit most of the time! And too convenient. Stop and get pizza on the way home from Tae Kwon Do. Stop and pick up burgers on the way home from piano. Have D stop and get burritos on his way home from work. The thing is, we're all kind of burned out on eating out. Even Sean has said he'd rather just go home and have ramen noodles. One of his favorite things, lmao. But Saturday was when it really hit us. Both boys have been sick over the past week. D and I were both exhausted. We were all hungry. And the food network had been running BBQ episodes all day. BBQ! That sounds good! Let's go pick up some! So, I went to a place we hadn't tried before...had to drive across town to