Monthly Archives: February 2011

How to “solar” – Part II: Doing The Math

Hi, solar energy fans. Thanks to everyone who read my Location, Location, Location blog post. Now that you’ve had a chance to consider whether you have a good place to put solar panels, I wanted to begin to answer the … Continue reading

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Making Real Bavarian Pretzels (Laugen Brezen)

  To a Bavarian like me who lives a Brezen-less life outside of Bavaria, this is a sight for sore eyes. Actually, I’m quite lucky that I took this photo. It’s a little fuzzy, and I wanted to take another, … Continue reading

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Easiest, creamiest, low-cal rice pudding ever!

  Just put it in your crock pot and forget about it until the last 10 min or so.   Ingredients: 32 fl oz fat free half and half (or fat free milk, even though it doesn’t get quite as … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you’re having a great and loving day with all your big and little loves! This year is the first year that I actually “got” my children something for Valentine’s day! Usually I just do … Continue reading

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How to “solar!” – Part 1

So, as many of you are aware, we recently went “solar.” I talked about it a little in this post. I don’t think we showed you the finished result up on the roof though! So here it is.   Prior … Continue reading

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Etched Valentine Plates

The other day I found some square glass plates in the close-out section of our local grocery store. The large ones were $1, the smaller ones were $0.50. Of course I had to get them – I knew I was … Continue reading

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