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Going home: “Christmas in Dogtown” by @Suzanne_Johnson – #recipe & #review

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Bewitching Tours, Books, Cabin Cooking, Featured Posts, Kriss Morton, Pork, Poultry, Review & a Recipe, Reviews | 2 comments

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All (Pet’s) Asrielle Wants For Christmas…

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in Cabin Basics, Humor, Photos | 8 comments

All Pet’s Want for Christmas Blog Hop and Giveaway

Sponsored by Vickie Johnstone (author of The Kiwi Series and 3 Heads and A Tail) and David M. Brown (author of Man vs. Cat)

Seriously, yes, this is it pretty easy, in fact I am sure they have taken the  hint is when I sit on top stair rung waiting for a victim I can reach that is  stupid inclined to stand under the stairs just to give me some target practice (believe me this happens more than I thought possible with these ridiculous  HOOOMans!)  all this gorgeous cat wants for Christmas is a new Tower of Doom… This stairs baiting is for the birds… oh look a bird… 

Some cats go for comfort…

Some can be appeased with quick, cheap and easy (they also settle for the ‘nip cut with grass, go figure)


Other’s will settle for the redneck version

(fun while it lasts, which would not be for long here despite the duct tape)

And others, like me needs utilitarian, easy to reach, high access for the quick kill and removal of all who offend..

The Ultimate Tower of Doom

(click to see!!!)

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Love and Friendship – For the Love of Love with Terri Guiliano Long and Friends

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 in Books, Entertainment, Fun, Guest Posts, Indie Projects & Promotions, Writing | 1 comment

For the Love of Love: 17th February  Love and Friendship

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Today is about Compassionate and Family Love

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Books, Entertainment, Guest Posts, Indie Projects & Promotions, Poetry and Pros, Reading, Writing | 1 comment

For the Love of Love: 16th February  Compassionate and Family Love

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For the Love of Love – 14th February to 22nd February

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Books, Guest Posts, Indie Projects & Promotions, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Reading, Reviews, Writing | 4 comments

For the Love of Love: 14th February to 22nd February

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Hello Dolly Cake

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 in Cabin Cooking, Dessert, Holiday | 3 comments

Have all of the cookies you slaved over this holiday season been given away or eaten by Santa’s little helpers? Well whip these classic ones up in less then an hour and if you do not already make these bar cookies you will be adding them to your favorites in no time!  My grandmother willed her recipes to me and after making them today, I decided to share this one with you!

My grandmother's recipe

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It’s a Scandihoovian Christmas

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Cabin Cooking, Dessert, Holiday | 2 comments

Definition: Scandihoovian – A Hoosier whose ancestry includes that of Scandinavia.

First off, yes with my Lefse raised high, I proudly proclaim I can trace my roots back to the Indiana Tufte family  and am a proud Scandihoovian, at least on my mother’s side. My great-grandparents were born in Norway and when they came to our great country,  like many other Norwegians (and those dirty Swedes), passed up Lady Liberty and kept going till they ended up in the Midwest! (No self respecting Norwegian will ever admit to having any Swedish blood in them, they are all drunks and don’t know their way around a Krumkake iron if their life depended on it and in my house it did. We let it slide that my dad was part Swede because of the fact of being a direct descendent of Morgan the Pirate… oh and Alexander Hamilton, but the Pirate bit is better, yah?)

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Have a Hot & Spicey Party.. Mix!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Cabin Cooking, Holiday | 1 comment

I promised this recipe to @AKDaveDownunder a few days ago and decided it would be yet another gift from me to all of you during my whirlwind recipe fest this Holiday season!

I used to be married to a military man who was raised in a very traditional mid-west family, but not the fun kind from my side of the family. The recipes I gathered from THAT marriage were ones that I have had to kick up more notches than I will ever admit to my former mother-in-law. (I swear she has never heard of salt and pepper!) One of these was her version of Chex© Mix.

After our first year of marriage I was finally able to serve steak without him automatically asking for ketchup (and thinking I would actually give it to him). He was settling into my cooking and loving it, right up until tradition stepped on my spicy toes. Right before our 1st Thanksgiving he asked me to call his mother to get a few of his favorite traditional recipes. By then I had ate a few of her meals and knew that it was going to be something I made a small amount of first only to experiment till I had just the right spices in it to make it palatable for our family.   I was right in the middle of getting her “famous” Scalloped Corn recipe and during the fourth time of me asking, “So no salt or pepper, just the corn, eggs, cream and crackers?” my husband yells from his spot in front of the TV,

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Brain Food – Cupcakes for all your Creepy Needs!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Cabin Cooking, Dessert, Holiday, Zombies | 0 comments

It is getting to be that time of year.. the leaves are falling from the trees here, it is dreary and there is a crisp feel to the air. Nightfall sets earlier and earlier here in Alaska. Sometimes you can hear a rustling in the woods along side the trail as you take your afternoon walk… could be that the zombies are feeling a bit more mobile now that they can safely wander the woods without the heat rotting them faster… looking for brains to appease their awakening hunger needs for BRAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNSSSSSS…

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