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I have absolutely no idea why I've never made Chicken Cordon Bleu before.  I guess for some reason I just assumed it would be difficult and didn't want to risk ruining it.  Go figure....... So last Saturday, that's what I made...Chicken Cordon Bleu and I gave it my own little twist. (My husband s...
We all get them.  Forwarded emails.  While I do appreciate folks who want to provide either some useful or newsworthy information, or even a great joke, what I DO have a problem with is how those emails are forwarded. You know...you have to scroll ALL THE WAY to the bottom to get to the original ...
Taking a line from Miranda Lambert's "House that Built Me".... Dear hubby has been building a small workshop / shed on our property.  I've really been razzing him as he started this project last summer.  What should have taken a month or so to build is still a work in progress.  The good news is ...
Dear Hubby works for the PO and periodically I'll make goodies for him to take into his clerks and carriers.  I got up early this morning to tackle breakfast burritos for the masses. Last weekend we headed to Cash and Carry and stocked up on all the goods.  Eggs, potatoes, Chorizo, Cheeses and to...
My Active Rain Success Story!   Ok, now this just thrilled me to death!  As some of you know, I periodically post one of my favorite recipes and meals I've prepared.  This is really just for fun and didn't expect these results.   So last night for grins and giggles I decided to do a random Google...
I've had a number of conversations recently with some would be first time home buyers.  Newbie home buyers are fun.  I love being able to teach them and guide them through the lending process. What's been interesting lately is how much some of these newbies "think" they know of the whole "obtaini...
There is a little house with an accessory unit on it, located down the hill from where we live.  Several months ago we had noticed that it had gone into a foreclosure status and shortly thereafter, it was listed for sale, bank owned. I had been eying the little property thinking what a great rent...
For my Saturday Foodie Post, here is another dish I made a few nights ago with Cod. I was in a "I want Mexican food" kind of mood, so here's what I came up with. Cod Fillets that I sprinkled with some cayenne pepper, a little garlic powder and salt. Into a hot cast iron skillet with some olive oi...
So I had really been craving a good burger.  Hubby and I have really cut a lot of red meat out of our diet so nine times out of ten, if we do burgers, it's generally with turkey.  Don't get me wrong...there is absolutely NOTHING about a good chunk of beef I don't like, but we find that ground tur...
The TBWS guys always have something interesting to say!  While much of their talk revolves around the mortgage industry, today's clip was a really positive message. This video clip is GREAT!  A must see for not just all you Realtors, but inspectors, stagers and fellow loan officers as well!  This...

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