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Barbecue Ribs: SUCCESS!

I've been a slow cooker fanatic this last week. When I left my day job, I chewed myself out that I had let DH and myself become so dependent on fast food and take out. I told myself that we would start eating at home more - for our health and to save money.

BUT, since my art classes and tutoring sessions don't get me home until about 7 at night, the slow cooker has quickly become my best friend.

Let's see, we've had sour cream chicken (pretty good, would do it again), chicken and stuffing (awesome), spaghetti (i've made this before, MIL's recipe, ridiculously good), and my latest triumph - barbecued ribs.

These were so simple I could have done it in my sleep. You must try it! Just get some country style pork ribs (I used pork spare ribs), your favorite barbecue sauce, salt and pepper, and you're set.

Check out the recipe here but really, it's so easy! Barbecue Ribs

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Snickerdoodle. FAIL

I know I haven't written in awhile. I feel like I've been around the world twice in the last couple of weeks. I hope to write about it soon but for now, I need to boast my bad cooking kills.

I don't know how I did it but I was able to completely botch this highly recommended recipe for Snickerdoodles.

I've been craving snickerdoodles all week and I just reallly really want one.

All the reviews said it was super easy but I still messed it up.

I'm still running the batches as we speak and DH says they are fine but they are flat as a pancake and NO softness what so ever. I can't even bring myself to take a picture for you.

So. Snickerdoodle. FAIL.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Falls in full swing!

My Etsy Friend @Bathgasm made her first Etsy Treasury today. I must say, what a fine job she did!

I just love fall colors. Beautiful colors and great collection. Isn't my Carnelian Bracelet such a cutie up there!? Thanks Alyson!

You can check out Alyson's Handmade Bath & Spa Products at

In other news, just had a crazy 4 day weekend full of lions, tigers, and bears + massive amounts of cleaning. Great combo right?

My last day of "official" work is this week. Hope to get with the season and get my productivity going full swing! Get it?

- Jess