Garden Experiment update

It has been a few weeks since I gave a garden update. This photo was taken just before the tropical storm rolled through my area. The plants all got moved to safer locations and seem to be recovering just fine. The squash plant has been producing really well. We're at the point where we have... Continue Reading →

Yummy dinner

Sure, I worked on my hat a little tonight too, but I got tired of posting photos when I only get a row or two done at a time. Instead you can see my very yummy dinner, roast pork loin with rice and carrots.

So much cake

An entire shelf of my fridge is full of cake for tomorrow. I actually baked the cakes over the weekend. Today I made the frosting and finished everything. There's some leftover frosting in the coolwhip tub. We'll probably put that on every dessert for the rest of the year...

A Roast

Even though we've had our Instant Pot for about a year, this is the first time I've actually cooked a roast in it. Usually we would use the slow cooker for this. The pressure cooker worked perfectly though, and it was done in about an hour instead of taking all day. A bonus of using... Continue Reading →


Today was our annual krusciki day. They are Polish fried bow-ties from a recipe handed down to me from my mom. I think they are traditionally served at easter time, but we always had them at xmas in my family. It took about 6 hours from pre-cleaning through the final clean up afterwards. We ended... Continue Reading →

Pizza from scratch

I was exhausted after work today and almost didn't bother making pizza. I'm glad I didn't give up. When life gets you down, make delicious pizza. I've definitely been improving with every attempt, too. Although I didn't exactly get a perfectly round shape this time, it did taste delicious. The crust was crispier and the... Continue Reading →

Delicious Pizza!

No deep dish this time, because that crust requires more time than I was willing to wait for dinner tonight. I wasn't sure it was possible, but this pizza turned out even better than the last (non-deep dish) one. It's almost like practicing something makes you better at it. Crazy!


I wanted to make pizza from scratch again this week, but I didn't want to go through all the hassle of the deep dish with its laminated dough. I found a different crust recipe but made the same sauce as last time since we liked it so much. I think it came out perfect!

Chicago-style pizza

So, this was way more work than pulling a frozen pizza out of the wrapper and slapping it into the oven. Good thing it was delicious and 100% worth it. It's probably some kind of crime against Chicago style to make pizza in a square pan but it is all we had that was deep... Continue Reading →

Pizza dough!

I got it in my head that I wanted to make homemade pizza tomorrow. Not just any pizza either, Chicago style deep dish. I thought I'd be clever and stop for ingredients on the way home from work. Except I forgot unsalted butter, and I didn't actually have as much flour in the cupboard as... Continue Reading →

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