Monthly Archives: January 2013

A new twist on Sun Bonnet Sue

I am so excited for my friend Amy and Dot! They are entering the world of pattern designs. And they are starting with a series of Sun Bonnet Sues. Traditionally they are applique, but Dot and Amy are putting their … Continue reading

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Baby Steps with Millie – Getting the Long Arm Set up on the Cheap

I have been having lots of fun getting Millie settled into the house and learning. Lots and lots of learning. I have also been resisting the temptation to buy a whole bunch of new expensive tools and equipment. This is … Continue reading

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Post Christmas Present for ME!

Normally after Christmas I just sit and relax for a bit. Yes, I do know how (kinda). But it isn’t very comfortable for me so it doesn’t last long. This year was totally different. Why? Because Mr. Steam, the kids … Continue reading

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Sunday Chili

Usually on Sunday I cook a few meals and we all eat them as left overs for the rest of the week. The big challenge is to find meals that all four of us will eat and won’t get tired … Continue reading

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Adventures in Greek Cuizine – Baklava

So the final Greek adventure we had on New Years day was dessert. I have never really been a fan of baklava, but Mr. Steam LOVES it. And since we needed a dessert to wrap up our meal its seemed … Continue reading

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Adventures in Greek Cuizine – Patsitsio

I love Greek food. But my exposure has been limited to spinach pies, souvlaki (lemon & oregano marinated kabobs) and gyros. I really wanted to try some other traditional Greek dishes. I happened to find this recipe for PATSITSIO on pinterest … Continue reading

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Adventures in Greek Cuizine – Spanakopita

Mr. Steam loves, and I mean LOVES, spinach pies or spanakopita. Usually I cheat and literally make it as a pie. But I wanted to make some individual hand pies on New Years day. Remember the whole point of our … Continue reading

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Adventures in Greek Cuizine – Tatziki Sauce

As I mentioned before the Steam New Years tradition is to make some kind of labor intensive ethnic food. Usually Mr. Steam and I make plans WEEKS ahead of time and discuss what kind of food we were going to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftovers = Pudgie Pies Happiness

We decided to have a Thanksgiving style meal this weekend. There were several reasons 1) Mr. Steam loves turkey and the fixin’s (not to mention the leftovers) 2) The kids love turkey and mashed potatoes 3) It will feed us … Continue reading

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