Rendering leaf lard

Rendering Lard

I realize that I may sound like I’m a little nuts, but hear me out.  You know what fat makes a great pie crust?  Lard. What do you know about lard?  Probably not much.  Lard is…

I totally took a stab at making pretzels the “right way” and failed.

Not horrifically or anything, I am pretty sure that I know what I did wrong(boiling them too long) I also used lye for the first time.  It was terrifying.  If you’re not familiar with what…

Pictures of my dogs eating peanut butter and cuddling with a soccer ball

Because I love my dogs, and I don’t care if you don’t care about them.  So there!

I finally broke down and bought a “new” car!

When I wrecked my Outback, I didn’t have rental car coverage, which left me car-less (btw, it costs $9/car for 6 months, makes sense for a bad driver like me!).  It took the insurance company…

Hilarious Amazon Reviews – Sugar Free Gummy Bear Edition

Because I love amazon, and I love amazon reviews, here are some of my favorites.  If I remember correctly, I was looking at one of those enormous gummy bears, trying to talk myself out of…

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

For my birthday, my dad gave me an Amazon gift card.  If you’re not clear on just how much I love Amazon.com, let me tell you that I buy everything on amazon.  Seriously.  I buy…

Julia Child quote for today

I was talking to a friend today who is just learning how to cook.  She talked about having us over for dinner and that her cooking was OK for her and her boyfriend, but not…