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W. L. Elliott
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Did You Miss Me?
I could write a novel as long as Lord of the Rings about why I haven't posted for the last nine months. Don't worry, I'm not going to. I will just suffice it to say that life has been insane, I've been jumping through more hoops than any circus poodle, and ...

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Old Fashioned Gravy - Not as Complicated as You May Think
With the holidays coming up, I thought I'd post a tutorial on old fashioned gravy. Gravy is another one of those dishes that has a reputation for being difficult and never turning out right. I honestly don't know why - real gravy is one of the easiest thing...

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"In her tongue is the law of kindness..." Proverbs 31: 26
It seems, in this day of social media, that even the most basic manners have been left by the wayside.  There are time worn phrases, that are time worn for a reason - they are good advice on dealing with our fellowman politely. "If you can't say something n...

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The Ultimate Pioneer Home-Made Food - Beef Stew
   This is one of those old recipes that there's never been a written recipe for, at least that I know of. It's passed on from cook to cook, that's the way I learned it, and that's the way I'm passing it on to you!  Once you know how to make it, it's yours ...

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Anything boys can do, GIRLS can do better - AND in a skirt!
This morning while using my favorite procrastination tool (Facebook) I came across this post: Hi Friends. I have this friend, *************. And she has two beautiful daughters. Her oldest daughter, Matti, is in first grade this year. Matti is being bulli...

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The Ultimate Pioneer Home-Made Food - Beef Stew
   This is one of those old recipes that there's never been a written recipe for, at least that I know of. It's passed on from cook to cook, that's the way I learned it, and that's the way I'm passing it on to you!  Once you know how to make it, it's yours ...

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The Pioneer-Hippie-June-Cleaver Woman Cooking Show
It's always kind of annoyed me that you find these cooking shows that everyone is crazy and raving about, only to discover that the stuff they're serving up  is actually specialty gourmet food that no one in middle America has the ingredients for in their c...

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Surrounded by Boys
I complain (a lot) that I am the only female in our household. Even all our pets are boys. It's just not fair! I've come to grips with the fact that I will never have pink curtains, or rose floral wallpaper in my bedroom (which is actually okay with me, I'm...

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Menu Planning
 The most dreaded question of my day is when my husband calls from work and says "What's for dinner tonight?"  I don't know why he does it, he just does.  I think it might be because he knows his wife and knows that thinking ahead is not my strong point, wh...

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Insider Secrets of the Dollar Store
I've seen a lot of articles about what to buy or not buy from the Dollar Store, and they've been good - but I've got an insider's view. (I work there!) There are a few tips for shopping at any dollar store. 1. If you're going to get the best out of shopping...
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