Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kitchen Passport

Blog post written by Debbie Lammers

Like most people, I learned to cook at the feet of my parents and grandparents while the family meals were made each night. I strayed far from my childhood home of Queens, New York. Unfortunately, being so far from the east coast means that the ingredients I grew up with are not easily found at my local super mart.

Good thing I live in the age of digital video recorders and over 200 channels available through my DirecTV subscription that I got from one of the best satellite tv providers, DirecTV. Whenever I need inspiration I turn to my favorite chefs: Ina Garten, Rachael Ray, Tyler Florence, Alton Brown and Ingrid Hoffman. These folks are the reason I’m often trying something new in the kitchen and with their different styles I know I won’t get bored.

I especially look for the episodes where they are making something I might know how to make well. Finding good variations can be a life saver. I also look to them when I want to try something completely different like pretty much anything Alton cooks or Ina’s many chicken variations.

The other thing watching the cooking shows is good for is the escape. Cooking gives you a passport you can use to be a world traveler. In one week I found myself on the beaches of Puerto Rico, among the Mayan ruins in Mexico, and watching the sunset in Italy.

Stressed :((

My Wednesday is not so bad but work is stressing me out. Omg I really need another vacation from everything. I just want to be in some place that is quit and full of flowers dream, dream ,dream LOL. Hey who knows it will happen soon. Anyways just 2 more days and I am going to have my 3 day weekend yuhooo. Do you guys have any plans for 4th of July?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Car Insurance

I am going to take my road test real soon and hubby is already looking for the best car insurance. I know there are a lot of them out there but we want the one that can save us money primarily during hard times like right now. I am glad that I found they offer a much lower rate.

I know hubby is worried of me driving but I really got to do this. Especially that I am working I don’t want to bother him every morning to take me to work anymore. Wish me luck everyone.

Skype across the ocean

Guest post written by Lou Ferris

I was a little nervous to hear that my granddaughter was studying abroad in Florence, Italy for the summer. But after she told me a bit about her program and that she had other friends from her college going and staying in the same apartment, I felt a little relieved.
Part of what made me feel better was that instead of paying for expensive phone calls across seas, she could talk to me online for free in video chats with this service called Skype. Every week since she flew out to Italy, we video chat via Skype at a designated time, during which she’ll tell me about the latest site she’s seen or a new friend she’s made.

A few Saturdays ago I was having trouble hearing her speak. I thought it was the connection so I checked that I had the volume turned all the way up and when I saw that it was, I asked her to speak up. It occurred to me that maybe I was getting a little hard of hearing. So I sucked up my pride, looked up some hearing aids and got one.
I haven’t had trouble hearing my granddaughter’s stories about awkward translation incidents or visiting galleries since then – except for when her roommates play music loudly in the background.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sweet Dreams Everyone :)

Before I head out to dream land I want to leave you all this quote “Accept that you have lost, but never accept that you have failed".

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The perfect Father's Day gift

Guest post from Alex Rawley

Shopping for a Father’s Day gift is always hard. My Dad seems to have everything! Instead of wandering aimlessly around the mall, finding one unsuitable gift after another, I decided to fire up my computer, log on to my satellite and internet packages, and shop online. No waste of gas and no tired feet.
My first website of choice was My Dad isn’t really a hunter or a big outdoorsman, but he does love nature and birds. Bass pro online had dozens of exotic, interesting bird feeders. I had a hard time choosing whether he would like a feeder that was whimsical or one that was more traditional. I found several I liked, especially a feeder shaped like an old railroad lantern, but decided to head over to another website.
My next stop was the Ace Hardware store at, Again I was looking for interesting bird feeders. Ace Hardware was the site I found the perfect Father’s Day gift. My dad is also extremely patriotic, and the birdfeeder painted in red, white and blue, with flags embellished on the side walls was the ideal choice.
Without having to shop any further, I got out my credit card and punched in the numbers. No gas was wasted, and I will have my perfect give in just a few days.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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Monday, June 14, 2010

I am back :)

I know I know I only visit this thing once in a blue moon. I am not going to promise but I think I will update this once in a while from now on. I started reading blogs again and it motivates me to be honest. So here I am trying to catch up LOL. Have a lovely Monday all.