Author Archives: schmiford

Minecraft LAN Party

With 4 boys in the house, it was inevitable that the Minecraft craze would surface. My oldest boys are also very interested in computers. I suggested back in February that we should host a LAN party for the Minecraft, they … Continue reading

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Thread Organizer

I recently started sewing (again) and have been trying to collect all of the various sewing paraphernalia into one location. While I do not have a designated sewing room right now, I have an open space that I am using. … Continue reading

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Getting back into the swing

Wow, it’s been almost a year since I’ve touched my blog! I’ve been thinking about it. I really enjoyed tracking what we ate and what we thought of each recipe. Documenting the various parties that we put together. It created … Continue reading

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Mexican Pork Roast

Mexican Pork Roast ★★★★ Hubby fixed this for us, he says it was very simple to make. The roast just fell apart when we pulled it from the crockpot. I had jalapeño peppers in the freezer, which was good, he … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mint Crisps

Chocolate Mint Crisps ★★★★★ 1½ cups packed brown sugar ¾ cup butter, cubed 2 tablespoons plus 11/2 teaspoons water 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips  3 ounces German sweet chocolate, 2 ounces semi sweet chocolate bar, 7 ounces milk … Continue reading

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Alphabet Beef Soup

Stelline Beef Soup ★★★ This was super easy to put together. Originally it called for alphabet noodles, but I saw these star shaped noodles and thought the kids would like them. Really a fuss free dinner. Should it be made again, … Continue reading

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Pasta with Tomato Blue Cheese Sauce

Pasta with Tomato Blue Cheese Sauce ★★★ This made a TON! We used thin spaghetti and 2 (14.5 oz) cans of diced tomatoes, one was petite diced. I did not add any half and half to thin, as it was … Continue reading

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Oven Barbecued Beef Brisket

Oven Barbecued Beef Brisket ★★★ My hubby prepared this Wednesday night and we put it in the fridge to eat the next day. The house smelled delicious while it was baking. The taste overall was very scrumptious. The meat I … Continue reading

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Potato Chowder

Potato Chowder ★★★ This recipe was easy enough to fix, but there wasn’t a whole lot of flavor. It did make a very creamy soup and would be easy to doctor up. Interestingly, I have another recipe in my collection … Continue reading

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Beef Stew with Beer and Paprika

Beef Stew with Beer and Paprika ★★★★ This was simple to prepare. It is a nice winter stew. We used Loose Cannon Heavy Seas Winter Storm ESB for the beer. Instead of fresh carrots, I used frozen carrot slices, about … Continue reading

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