Monthly Archives: September 2010

Four Moms, Frugal Dates

Have a recipe that serves 8 or more? Share it here. Welcome to yet another Thursday where four moms with passels of kids share the nitty gritty, the good, bad, ugly, fugly, and fun times of living live large with a big family- and usually a small budget. This week’s topic is…. spending quality, even […]

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Fall Crafts and Decorations

I don’t have the stuff or the eye to reproduce anything nearly as pretty as this blogger’s stacking trays, but I do like the way she basically created a 3 tiered serving dish to decorate by using platters and ice-cream or parfait glasses.  She turned the ice-cream glasses upside down and stacked a platter on […]

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A Further Ode to Cookbooks

When my husband and I married I was already a fairly competent, and confidant, cook. My mother married without knowing how to cook at all, and it turned out she didn’t much like cooking, so she made sure I knew how.  She made sure I enjoyed it, too (I never made anything she didn’t praise […]

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News and Views

Hundreds feared dead in landslide in Mexico North Korea today heralded a “crucial” announcement as its biggest political gathering for three decades began with the clearest signal yet that Kim Jong-il has picked his youngest son as his heir. The state news agency, KCNA, reported last night that Kim Jong-un had been appointed a four-star […]

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Pip’s Cream of Tomato Soup

Pip adapted this recipe from one in The Joy of Cooking Here’s her version: 2 cans diced tomatoes (the cans were around 14 ounces each)3 T. vegetable broth powder Mix tomatoes and broth powder with 1 cup hot water. Simmer for about 15 minutes- or as long as takes you to make the white sauce. […]

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