Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

I’m not the world’s most patient person when it comes to cooking, so if something’s going to demand tons of prep time, I … uh … make The Todd cook it. But I stumbled on this lovely pork tenderloin recipe on, a wonderful Italian dressing that can be used in an unfeasible number of […]

5 Best Books To Save Your Life: Disaster Preparedness

(image credit: Pixabay) 5 Best Books To Save Your Life: Disaster Preparedness. My theory in life is simple: if I’m prepared for it, it won’t happen.  I recognize this is reprehensibly naive, but there you go.  So far it’s been working for me; I haven’t died (up to date Will and life insurance policies, score!)  So, […]

The Todd Is Trying To Murder Me:  Trazadone & The Raccoon Of Death

The Todd Is Trying To Murder Me:  Trazadone & The Raccoon Of Death “We Have a Trazadone Issue.” The Todd likes to communicate by leaving notes on our oven hood. Which is fine, but they’re usually so curt they make sense only to him. I studied today’s with some concern. An Issue? A Trazadone Issue? […]

Todd & Erin’s Shop Locally Guide: Living Light Institute

Do you realize we’re about to enter into an entirely new decade? It hit me the other day that 2020 means stepping into a new decade and leaving the old one behind. Is there emotional baggage you’d like to leave behind?   I’ve been fascinated with Laurie Nielson since learning more about her school – […]

Hot Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

  Hot Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes. I felt it this morning.  Bleeech. Snow on the ground, freezing temperatures.  And then I saw the recipe for Hot Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes, and I knew I could make it through another Sleeting Season Of Death.  (Or, winter, as it is known by more cold weather types.)   Ingredients: One […]

Screaming Deals – The Countdown is ON

  I’m trying to monitor some of the biggest “wish list” items you all tell me about, so when I see a deal pop up, I’m going to post about it as fast as possible. We’re in countdown mode for The Big Day. Or depending on your family, The Many Big Days. So have a […]

Peppermint Crunch Cookies

(Image credit: TheBittenWord) Peppermint Crunch Cookies It’s this time of year when my Zoe and I develop an unnatural craving for all things peppermint. (White peppermint kisses have moved from a craving to an addiction that I might require rehab to remove. Sadly, there are no rehab centers for peppermint kiss addicts.) However! The humble […]