August 16th, 2011
1. Your name: Jayme-Maree
2. Your age: 25
3. Who do you reside with?: Clinton (My fiance), Brody Rex and Kaylee Jayde (Our 2 children)
4. Do you enjoy cooking/ baking more?: Cooking - Clinton is a baker and we own a bakery, so I don't have to bake anything, thank the Lord, because I am a horrible baker!
5. What is your favorite household job?: Vacumming and organising
6. Do you have a husband/ boyfriend/ girlfriend/ wife?: Fiance =)
7. Do you own or rent your home/ apartment?: We own our own home
8. What do you like to do in your spare time?: Go shopping, organise things around the home. I want to get into gardening, but my yard at the moment is like a swamp!
9. Do you enjoy shopping for clothes?: Yesss! I enjoy shopping for anything!
10. What do you hate most about the traditional housewife stereotype?: Um, I haven't really thought about it to be honest.
September 20th, 2009
So, I bake a lot every holiday. This year I'd like to space it out...
1. Does anyone have any experience with making dough ahead of time and freezing it and then baking it later?
2. I know you can bake cookies and then freeze them... does this work out?
February 8th, 2009
1. Your name: Kristin
2. Your age: 23
3. Who do you reside with?: My boyfriend James, and our pets, 2 kittens, a bearded dragon, and lots of fish.
4. Do you enjoy cooking/ baking more?: Cooking, every time I try to bake it's a disaster.
5. What is your favorite household job?: I like organizing and decorating.
6. Do you have a husband/ boyfriend/ girlfriend/ wife?: Boyfriend <3
7. Do you own or rent your home/ apartment?: Rent an apartment.
8. What do you like to do in your spare time?: Scrapbooking, cooking, playing with the kitties.
9. Do you enjoy shopping for clothes?: I really have to be in the mood for it.
10. What do you hate most about the traditional housewife stereotype? That some guys thing that we are suppose to do EVERYTHING while they sit around and drink beer and watch tv, some help is nice!
November 4th, 2008
My boyfriend and I have just moved in together (me bringing my 2 children too)
We are also doing up his house, meaning the kitchen is currently in peices!
We have no oven and no hob...probably for another 5 days... :(
During my move over the weekend we have lived on Takeaways (naughty but necessary!)
I need some assistance with providing a healthy balance meal for the family using the following devices:
A George Foreman
P.s. (we don't eat fish)
June 5th, 2008
Early Registration for the Femme Collective Conference is still open!
The early registration deadline was extended until Friday at midnight so get registered!!
Besides, can you say DOROTHY ALLISON AS KEYNOTE????!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get registered. The whole weekend is only $60!
March 25th, 2008
Are there any household cleaning products you ladies swear by? There are a few that I simply cannot live without, including Chlorox wipes (a must for a home with pets) and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. A friend brought me some Magic Erasers in my housewarming gift and I immediately used them to tackle the soap scum in my textured bathtub. It's now so white it's almost like new!
Are there any products you love? Please share!
February 6th, 2008
1. Your name: Rachel
2. Your age: 19
3. Who do you reside with?: My boyfriend, Brendon
4. Do you enjoy cooking/ baking more?: baking...I actually can't cook well
5. What is your favorite household job?: Mopping, for some unknown reason
6. Do you have a husband/ boyfriend/ girlfriend/ wife?: Yes, the aforementioned Brendon
7. Do you own or rent your home/ apartment?: Rent
8. What do you like to do in your spare time?: Read, Garden, Surf the net, make random posts like this
9. Do you enjoy shopping for clothes?: Nope, I like clothes, especially pretty ones, they just don't like me very much, or my size.
10. What do you hate most about the traditional housewife stereotype? Uh, i've never really thought about it, but maybe the stereotypical thing of "housewives have no lives"
January 9th, 2008
I am planning a "big fancy dinner".
Basically, my boyfriend is taking an extremely huge exam tomorrow (CCIE Lab, if anyone is familiar with networking certifications) that costs more than $1,000 to take and requires flying to North Carolina and spending 10 hours at a testing site. If he passes (something like an 80% failure rate for this particular test) it will advance his career extremely well. He has been studying, very hard, for over a year. Basically, big freakin' deal goes on now.
So when he gets back, time for a big fancy dinner. Either to celebrate (::keeps fingers crossed::) or to show him that I still love him and I wish him better luck when he takes it again. So I need help on the menu. I want fancy stuff, not everyday foods, but I need it to be reasonably affordable. I can't spend $500 on ingredients for a meal for 2 people. The only meats that I can use are seafood and chicken. I was thinking maybe a soup or an appetizer or both, and a main course, and dessert. I'm pretty in the dark as to what to make, though. So....any thoughts?
December 17th, 2007
I am Angi- it's nice to meet you. I am turning 23 soon. I built my first home this year and have been living in it since August. I live alone, except for a dog and cat. My boyfriend Michael is at my house almost daily but doesn't officially live there. I love to cook and bake. I'm a huge neat freak- my favorite chore is doing laundry and dusting- I hate washing dishes by hand. I'm a newspaper reporter. In my spare time I enjoy decorating my home, cooking, shopping for the house and for clothes, running and exercising, spending time with friends and family and trying new recipes. As far as the traditional housewife question, I dislike that we are supposed to be waiting at home in aprons and stilletto heels like June Cleaver. I'm one of those career-minded domestic divas who somehow finds time for work and home.
If any of you ladies want to add me, feel free!
August 27th, 2007
|Roasted Pears with Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream |
|Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis|
|1/3 cup apple juice |
1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 firm Bosc pears, peeled, halved, cored (about 1 pound)
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Arrange the pears cut side up in an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Whisk the apple juice and sugar in a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the butter. Pour the sauce over the pears. Bake until the pears are crisp-tender and beginning to brown, basting occasionally with the juices, about 35 minutes.
Spoon the pears onto plates. Top with ice cream. Drizzle with any juices and serve.
The pears can also be served frozen. To do so, cool the pears, then place them in the freezer until frozen solid, about 8 hours.