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Need A Delicious Gift? Buttery Shortbread Never Disappoints

It's that time of year again. Time to give a gift to someone who has everything - or is hard to please - or you need to impress - or apologize to (yep, it happens). You will not go wrong with a homemade batch of buttery shortbread. Trust. This picture does not do it … [Read More...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh, Mrs. Tucker! wishes you and yours a delightful and filling Thanksgiving with family and friends. ~gobble gobble~ Let's eat!   … [Read More...]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Learn How to Drive a Stick

Dear Sweet E, You gotta learn how to drive a stick, sweet boy. #1: Sticks, or standards, are the most fun vehicles to tool around in. Ask anyone who has ever driven one. #2: Learning how to drive a stick is a great metaphor for life. You haven't properly lived until you've learned to drive a stick. I learned in my 30s. In my 30s! It's never too late to … [Read More...]

Never Forget: Caretakers Take on a Unique Challenge

Caretakers, God bless them. They show up. They work. They handle the hard stuff like nobody's business. They repeat the process until they are no longer needed. I am grateful for the caretakers that have graced my life, yet so often they are overlooked. My rallying cry: REMEMBER THE CARETAKERS!* (*kinda like the Alamo) While I wrote this a couple of years … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Need A Delicious Gift? Buttery Shortbread Never Disappoints

It's that time of year again. Time to give a gift to someone who has everything - or is hard to please - or you need to impress - or apologize to (yep, it happens). You will not go wrong with a homemade batch of buttery shortbread. Trust. This picture does not do it justice. Package it a beautiful container with an elegant bow and you've got the perfect … [Read More...]

These Gingerbread Men Will Make You Believe in Christmas

Baking Confession: Last year was the first year I ever baked Gingerbread Men. Ever ever. It seems crazy, given how often I bake, but I have a great reason: A dear friend, Sue, used to make us a stash of gingerbread men every year, so there really was no need for me to add to the pile. Sue's were crispy over-baked, sunken-eyed, slapdash frosted, creatures, and I loved … [Read More...]

These Spicy Pretzels Will Make You Fall in Love

You like snacks, right? If you like pretzels and a bit of added spice, you're gonna love these spicy pretzels. I love telling the story behind these pretzels, because it makes me laugh (cause I was kinda a jackass) and it proves some things aren't as they seem. The Story I had my first spicy pretzel (we refer to them as 'picy pretzels) when a friend, our beloved … [Read More...]

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Adventures With The Amazing Elephant and Piggie

Books Books Books! OMT! loves reading AND gifting books. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated!~ If you haven't been introduced to Elephant and … [Read More...]

Oven Mitts That Will Make You Giggle or Not

Kitchen fun is ALWAYS fun - especially with oven mitts that will make you giggle. Or not. I have options, y'all! ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much … [Read More...]

A Digital Meat Thermometer That Will Make You Swoon

OMT! is a huge proponent of using a meat thermometer, no matter how you are cooking meat, no matter what season, no matter your skill level. A thermometer that unfolds to give me a bit more space to grab a good read - a digital thermometer - is on my Christmas list. Now it can be on yours as … [Read More...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

A Somber Reminder to Never Forget

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 In the wake of all that has happened to the collective us in the last month, there is so much we'll never be able to forget. To those who fight the good fight, to those who step up when times are unimaginable, to those who love in the face of terror, I will … [Read More...]

Are You Considering a Smart Heart Rate Watch?

Do you use a smart heart rate watch, or are you considering purchasing one? Up until now, my method of keeping track of my heart rate has been the simple and effective method of being able to talk though a workout. Or sing through one. This from one who is pretty much tone deaf. ~poor … [Read More...]

What Do You Eat When You’re Trying To Survive Chemo?

It has been a little bit over two years since my breast cancer diagnosis and there are two things I think of regularly: #1: I am grateful to be alive. #2: It took a lot of effort to eat while going through chemo. This post was written in the throes of that terrible time. It remains a … [Read More...]