Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

Another good recipe to use up some of those yummy freshly picked strawberries… Mom’s Strawberry Bread 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. cinnamon 4 eggs, beaten 20 oz. pureed strawberries 1.25 cups vegetable oil Mix ingredients as listed, thoroughly. Pour into two greased and floured loaf […]

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Disclaimer:  Remember that lovely post about eating natural foods and all that good stuff?  Well, aside from the lovely fresh-picked strawberries, the following is NOT a recipe that follows those guidelines. We went strawberry pickin’ earlier this week.  And yes, that’s a homemade sling on C.  She actually fractured her arm earlier that day, but […]

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30 Days of Lists – Lists 16-20

List 16: Places to See in Your Town I can’t think of anything overly “must-see” in my town, but these are places I might take visitors: 1.  Froberg’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm.  We get a lot of produce from Froberg’s and it’s an annual treat to go strawberry picking. 2.  Houston Zoo.  We are members, […]

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Eating the "Natural" Way

Eating the "Natural" Way

First of all, let me just say that I in NO WAY am perfect or even “all natural” when it comes to my food.  But in the ideal world, this is how I would cook all the time.  Realistically, I still eat too many sweets, processed food, and have a Diet Dr. Pepper addiction.  We […]

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I like to sew.

One of the things that brings me joy, other than taking care of my boy herd, is to SEW!!  Unfortunately, I have been unable to make time for this oh-so-important hobby.  Sew (Like my play on words??), I’ve set my sewing table back up in my bedroom, and I’m ready to start a project!!  Project […]

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Tips for better portraits

Tips for better portraits

I just realized that while I do have pretty cute kids, there was nothing all that “helpful” for all you (2 or 3) readers in my last post, so I thought I’d share a few portrait tips. 1.  Avoid direct sun. It causes harsh shadows and squinting.  I took these behind our garage in the […]

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Spring Portraits

Spring Portraits

I bribed my children to take a few pictures this morning.  Yes, I said bribed.  I’m not above bribing my children.  :)

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Doves

Doves

Have you ever noticed that doves are always around in pairs?  If you see one, chances are his or her mate is nearby.  They are monogamous creatures.  I’m sure there’s a great blog post in there somewhere, but for now, I just thought I’d share. Enjoying Spring, ~Mama Tutu

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30 Days of Lists (Lists 11-15)

List 11: Date Night Ideas (goes without saying that all of these would be sans children) 1.  Dinner I didn’t have to cook – either out or in. 2.  Coffee and lazily browsing a bookstore 3.  After-bedtime movie in bed 4.   A stroll on the beach 5.  Night at the Symphony List 12: Weekly […]

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Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

This is a yummy “white” chicken enchilada recipe.  I got it from a “Dec. 2000 Mom friend”.  It’s VERY filling. 1 T butter 1 medium onion chopped 8 oz softened cream cheese 3.5 C cooked chicken, shredded or chopped 8 8″ flour tortillas 16 oz package monterey jack cheese 2 C whipping cream Saute onions […]

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