• Posted on March 20, 2014 4:28 pm
    By Sam

    So I've decided to launch a new blog. I tried to start "The Messy Cookbook" a couple years ago and it just never took off. The biggest downfall for me was that I just wasn't good at taking pictures. It's not that I didn't like photography, I do, I love it, I just was not inclined to put a meal on hold so that I could take some photos of my delicious food. And lets face it, my dishes were often quite ugly despite their delicious contents. (what can I say, I'm messy!)

    Inspirational, Kids, Life
  • Posted on June 19, 2013 12:21 am
    By Sam

    What's that saying about carefully laid plaids getting destroyed? That always seems to happen to me. But still I plan. I'm a master of lists and organization. And I'm a disaster when it comes to follow through. I suppose you could argue that that means my planning musn't be up to par - but to the contrary. If I actually followed my plans as I planned them, then everything would get done and not a hair would be out of place on my pretty little head.

    Fiber Arts, Hobbies, Jewelry
  • Posted on June 2, 2013 2:18 pm
    By Sam

    or "Why I'm Never Canning Stew Again" Oh my, what was a thinking? I found this recipe online (link below) and I thought "Hey, that sounds like it might be good!" I'm not a huge fan of cabbage or vegetables in general, but I've been trying to branch out and try different things so I thought I'd give this recipe a try.

    Canning, Food, Pressure Canning
  • Posted on May 22, 2013 7:20 pm
    By Sam

    I was very surprised today to return from my doctor's appointment to be met by my FedEx guy in my driveway with a package for me! It was my canner! I wasn't expecting it until Saturday (especially since it only shipped on Monday!), and here it was.

    Canning, Food, Pressure Canning
  • Posted on May 20, 2013 12:17 pm
    By Sam

    I love pickles. I really do. When I was pregnant, I use to eat the small hamburger slices by the bowl full. I had this thing for sour/tangy food and pickles were just so convenient  I also craved lemon freezes...

    Canning, Food, Uncategorized