• A Michigan Farmer's Market Trip

    July 27, 2009DishinandDishes

    Well, we made it through the 20- hour drive.  Actually it was  in closer to 18 hours.  The kids slept.  Boy did the kids sleep… ALOT. How in the world they sleep in these positions boggled our creaky, achy back, adult…

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  • Kayla's Mission Trip to Haiti…and A Nervous Mom

    July 23, 2009DishinandDishes

    It was a very early morning drive to the airport – like 4:30 A.M early. We waited in line at the airport with some tired, but excited teenagers. Did you know that plain, white v-neck t-shirts are all the rage…

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  • A Picture That Hurts a Mother's Heart

    July 20, 2009DishinandDishes

    “What?”,  you ask? What does this have to do with the whole “mother’s heart” thing? The above picture is the result of a shopping trip this weekend for stuff for Kayla. Stuff that is, for Kayla to go to college…

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  • Berry Pie Tarts, a Treat from Mr. Wonderful

    July 18, 2009DishinandDishes

    By Katie One of the many reasons I love my husband…. Look at what the man “whipped up” using the leftover scraps of crust we had after making our Savory Tomato, Roasted Garlic and Mozzerella Tarts. I was preparing the…

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  • Orzo Pasta Salad With Wild Rice

    July 17, 2009DishinandDishes

    By Katie Have you ever gone to a restaurant and had something, and then tried to go home and recreate it? That is what I did with this salad.  I had it at one of our local “chain” restaurants here…

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  • Heirloom Update

    July 15, 2009DishinandDishes

    By katie And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is what it’s all about. Gardening. If you’ve  gardened before, you need no explanation. You plant seeds. You jump for joy when the little things sprout. Well okay, Kayla didn’t jump for joy,…

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  • Daddy Hinkle's and New York Strip Steak – a Perfect Pairing

    July 10, 2009DishinandDishes

    My husband is a very happy man tonight. We have been introduced to Daddy Hinkle’s All Natural Seasoning and Rubs. Some friends of ours, Wayne and Beth know the wonderful people over at Daddy Hinkle’s, and referred us to how…

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  • My Take On the Michael Jackson Media Hype

    July 8, 2009DishinandDishes

    Two very different pictures.  One, a young boy, just entering his passion as a singer/dancer, loving the pure joy of it.  Pre-seclusion and still innocent.  Before he paid the price for entering the world of fame and fortune, paparazzi and…

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