Lincoln, New Hampshire

We decided to take a quick trip to New Hampshire, just the two of us, for the husband’s birthday.  It was really good getting away for a few days, just the two of us.  I have not traveled up north much so I was really surprised by how incredibly beautiful it was.  It reminded me […]

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Cooking tamales in a pressure cooker

I did it.  I succumbed to the peer pressure. I bought a pressure cooker.  We don’t do anything half assed, so we bought a giant 10 quart so we can feed our herd. First, we used it to make the pork roast for our tamales.  Because it’s Christmas eve, and tamales.  It’s tradition and shit. […]

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Food in Mugs

I hate baking.  And not just because my last name was Crocker.  That means I should love baking, right? I also hate sweets.  Which should mean I weigh a whole heck of a lot less than I do.  But I don’t. So when my kids ask for a dessert, I break out one of my […]

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First trip to Disney

I have a confession to make.  I have never been to Disney.  Not Disney World, Not Disney Land.  Nothing.  Until now.  I finally made the trip to see what all the hype was about. And to take the girls.  That too.   When I travel I like to be prepared.  Like Boy Scout prepared.  So […]

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Burlap Dry Erase Board

During my big office shuffle, I also decided to redo my dry erase board.  I had a very pretty brown and cream toile in it, but unless the ink was very black, it didn’t show really well.  And since my seven kids can’t seem to keep their grubby little paws off my stuff, my markers […]

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Peppermint Popcorn

I’m going to post a month of homemade Christmas ideas, so I’m getting an early start.  I’m not sure I can do 31 posts in 31 days, so I’m cutting myself a little slack.  I plan to post gift ideas, decorating ideas and my favorite holiday recipes. This idea is so yummy.  My kids have […]

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Mildred and Dumplings

I got tired of not being able to go into my chicken yard without a weapon. Plus, we got some new girls.  To replace the ones the coons got.  And they are pullets, still five weeks from laying.  Big ole Mildred would have killed them for invading her space.  So Mildred had to go. Mildred […]

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