Black Truffle Salt

Just the other day, I got my first whiff of that swoon-worthy truffle aroma and man, was it delicious. My husband has an Oregon-based colleague who truffle hunts in her spare time.  Knowing I like to cook, she shared a black winter truffle she and her intrepid hound unearthed just days before a meeting both …

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DIY Wool Dryer Balls

I’m just going to come out and say it, I have a thing against dryer sheets.  The scented ones smell too overpowering and chemically for me.  The unscented ones might smell better, but I know they’re still leaving chemicals on my clothes and I’m pretty much always going to vote against adding chemicals to my …

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And now I’m back . . .

. . . from outer space.  I’ll pause to let you finish singing. Okay, now we’re all back.  I never meant to be gone from blogging for so long.  I meant to take a planned several-week-long break and get right back to it, but obviously, that didn’t happen.  I wish I had a good excuse …

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He is Risen!

“He isn’t here!  He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen.”  Matthew 28:6 Happy, happy Easter to you and your family and friends.  Enjoy your day, find some eggs, eat some animal-shaped chocolate.  Mostly, remember that the day is about how much Jesus loves you.

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