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These are a treat from my childhood. I’m not even sure of the last time I made or ate them. All I know is that I was staring at a bag of chow mein noodles in the grocery store thinking, “yum.”

Suddenly they were in my cart and I found myself picking out the rest of the needed ingredients. Feel like making some yourself?

1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 big bag chow mein noodles
1/4 cup chopped mixed nuts (optional)

Melt the chips in a big bowl in the microwave. Pour in the noodles and the nuts. Mix well. Spoon onto waxed paper. You may need to place these in the fridge or freezer to fully firm before serving.

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While I Wait

I’m sitting at the kitchen table right now.  Listening to my husband speak hindi with his father.  Waiting for him to finish so that I can venture out to the rabbit barn and do my morning chores.  I’m rather stuck here right now though, because when I leave the house something incredibly loud happens.

Abbie howls.

It’s not just the mild whining, or a little yipping, maybe some big girl barking, no.  Abbie howls when I leave her in the house.  Not when I leave in the car, only when she is left in the house and I have clearly gone to do something fun outside.  And, lest you think this is a sign of her un-dieing love for me, she howls when Avi goes out as well.  To recap, I can be in the house and Avi walks outside without her and this causes howling.  And vice versa.

So, really I’m just sitting here to prevent the howling and wondering when I can go check my rabbits and run my outside errands.  I’ve been sick with a head cold for several days and minus the 1 hour I spent going to the grocery on Friday and the 2.5 hours I was at a knitting party last night, I haven’t really left the house.  I’m ready to go out for a while.

Now if Avi could just finish helping his Dad install an app on his phone via Skype, I could risk the howling beast.

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While I Was Out

I happened to find 2 things that I thought were rather funny.  The first is this line of “ass” hot sauces.


I think the names are funny, but I’m not a fan of hot sauce. So, no I’ve never bought or tasted one. Still, I thought it was funny.


These “gator eggs” are just clever marketing. Really clever marketing. I’m just hoping that avocados don’t go the way of chocolate milk. By that statement, I mean, people believing that chocolate milk comes from brown cows and avocados are really alligator eggs. Sometimes people are very gullible.

Until that happens, I am just going to enjoy the funny graphics and ideas.


Exciting News

So, I’ve been collaborating with a local yarn shop. It’s one that I frequent often. I go to guild there weekly or I try to (this week’s head cold prevented my usual Thursday night knitting with friends). While Tina has a smaller shop than some of the other yarn stores, I’ve just really found my groove there. I love the guild and the people and Tina offers to order yarn if it’s not in the shop. Plus she is building her tatting offerings and seeking new yarn lines. It really is a delightful, and growing, shop

Now for the exciting part: I’m designing a monthly knit-along. It’s a year (12 months) of socks!!

We are going to explore different cast-ons, cast-offs, heels, toes, and patterns. I’m terribly excited about it and have already written the first 2 patterns for the year. I’m anticipating a fun year of sock-u-cation. As I finalize things with Tina I will put up another post so interested parties can contact her to sign up.

Right now, our plans are to offer the yarn, pattern, and some little goodies for sale as a monthly purchase. So you can pick and choose which months to order. You will be able to see the first quarter’s socks soon. That’s right, it’s not going to be a complete mystery. Each quarter we will release photos of the socks for that quarter, while still keeping the rest a secret. I’m not a huge fan of mystery knits. I like to see what I am making.

So, for now, if you might be interested in joining my little year of socks, leave a message in the comments or send me an email. :)

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Puppy Chow


Not the kind you might be thinking of, but it does sort of look like puppy chow. I love to make this stuff. For some reason it seems to taste best when I make it in the fall. In any case, this batch was made, shared, and promptly devoured.

In case you feel like making a batch:

1 12 oz. bag chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Crispix cereal
3 cups powdered sugar

Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together in a microwave safe bowl. Mix in the cereal. Pour the mix into a gallon bag with the powdered sugar. Close tightly and shake until well coated.

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Lots of Tiny Cupcakes


So, while I usually take cookies to my rabbit shows, this time I took cupcakes. It was some one’s birthday and I was asked to make a cake. Cupcakes are so much easier to serve though. So, I compromised and made tiny cupcakes to make sure that as many people as possible could have a bite of cake.

I did neglect to take a photo of the cupcakes once iced. The icing was quite tasty and not traditional butter cream or whipped topping or anything. I used this frosting recipe, but I added some cocoa to the icing to make it chocolate flavor.


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