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Dish-o-the-Week: From Scratch Fried Chicken

Nothing says I love you like Fried Chicken made from scratch with a side of Buttermilk Biscuits.  Okay, so maybe the actual words “I love you” say I love you, or kisses, or hugs, or selflessly throwing yourself in front of a bus to save someone…but I prefer Fried Chicken…it speaks to my heart.  It makes me weak at the knees.  It screams, “I love you.”

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Last Sunday was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day!  It was also Easter, if you didn’t catch that…but obviously Easter was dwarfed by the fantasticness that IS Pinhole Photography Day.  And yes, I said fantasticness.  You may be asking yourself, “Why is pinhole photography important?  What is pinhole photography?  What’s it all about?”  Well, dear reader, I will tell you.

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Sunrise Shoot

Just as the weather started to get warm I got a Friday off and decided to go out into the beautiful weather and take some photographs.  Luckily Speed Racer’s Uncle Fred let me tag along with him.  We were up before dawn and headed off for an adventure, what a great way to start your Friday.

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Raintree Nursery

For the past two Christmas’ Speed Racer’s Aunt Laura gave us a gift certificate to Raintree Nursery.  This is a fantastic edible plant nursery based in Washington State.  You can check out their website or sign up for a catalog at  Our order came in a couple weeks ago and I finally got everything planted.  Several of our plants will take years to bear fruit, but they are still lovely.

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Save me Marilyn!

We all know the iconic picture of Marilyn Monroe over the vent with her skirt flying up.  It’s a image that is burned into every man’s brain.  There is something helpless, beautiful and undeniably sexy about that image…until it happens to you.

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I don’t know about you but I am always looking for ways to cut my grocery bill.  At times the grocery store seems overwhelming, too many choices, too many pricey foods, and definitely too many people.  So how do you do it?  How do you not spend a fortune on groceries but still eat healthy?  I’m going to share a few things I’ve tried, and ask you to please please bestow me with your words of wisdom on this as well.

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