Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tex-Mex food adventures Part 3: Pork Tinga Tacos

I really want to expand the mini-Steam’s exposure to Mexican food. They love American style tacos. Since N has been getting much more adventurous about what he eats I thought it was a good time to start expand their horizons. … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex food adventures Part 2: Chilies Rellenos Casserole

When I go out to a Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant I often order Chilies Rellenos. I love them. But they seem like sooooo much work to make. I was so excited to find a recipe for a casserole version on … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex food adventures Part 1: Refried Beans

Tex-mex and Mexican are my FAVORITE foods to eat. So often though I rely on canned products such as enchilada sauce or refried beans. But after my trip to Mexico City and all the wonderful from scratch food that I … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution – More of a Mantra

I hadn’t set a new year resolution for myself. I don’t usually set resolutions. And if I do, they are more of a guideline for myself. I don’t even remember what my resolution was last year. This year it has … Continue reading

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Tree Skirts: Bumps in the Road

So I have been simultaneously working on all three tree skirts. And two of the three skirts have run into some minor bumps. Ms M’s skirt top is done. It is just waiting for the other two to be finished … Continue reading

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Cooking the Mother of Invention – A weekend of Cooking Conundrums

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. This weekend it was much more the case that COOKING was the mother of invention. Every cooking venture I went on this weekend required lots of improvisation. From finding pantry substitutes, … Continue reading

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A Little History in Minature: Building of an HO Scale Train Layout

Three years ago when Mr. Steam built the craft cave for me in the basement he also started building an HO scale train layout. The layout to me seems huge, but he designed it specifically so it would be large … Continue reading

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Culinary adventure – homemade butter

It is super cold out. And by super cold, I mean -14 deg F WITHOUT the windchill! When it’s that cold, it gets tool cold in the basement. Which means no adventures for Steam in the craft cave. But, adventures … Continue reading

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New Years Food Adventure #3 – Homemade Marshmallows

For a long time I have wanted to try and make homemade marshmallows. And since we had so much time off for New Years this year I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it out. I wanted to … Continue reading

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New Years Food Adventure #2 – Eggs Benedict with Easy Peasy Hollandaise Sauce

Happy New Year everyone! The Steam house has a very laid back New Years. One New Years eve we have a nice dinner as a family, a fire in the fireplace and watch a movie or two. We wish each … Continue reading

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