Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Walnut Brownie Pie

When I was in college at Western Carolina University from 1991-1995, one of my favorite things to do my freshman year was to get in the car and drive to Waynesville, NC with my friends Jeff Dillard, Pam Ward, and … Continue reading

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Spicy Chicken Bake

Today, I just craved comfort food, but I wanted something spicy as well. I did a little Internet research and combined several of my findings with what was in my cabinets, and I whipped up this spicy, comforting meal in … Continue reading

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Lakeside Holiday Mimosa

When I found out that Kevin, John, and Pluma Rose would be visiting with us today, I knew the occasion called for something special.  I wanted a festive drink that was sweet, tangy, and perfect for a brisk Sunday brunch.  … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

The thing I miss most about Hickory Public Schools is working every single day with Jennifer Griffin.  We had an amazing partnership, and she truly was my professional soul mate.  Luckily for me, my transition to DPI has not changed … Continue reading

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Youngstown Salsa

This fall, my friends Angela and Ric Vandett traveled to Youngstown, Ohio for Ric’s high school reunion.  While there, Ric’s sister made an amazing salsa that the Vandetts just loved.  When Angela came to visit us in October, she brought … Continue reading

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