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My Joy of Cooking

My Joy of Cooking

A good cookbook is more than a collection of recipes, it inflames our infatuation and devotion to food.  This is exactly how I feel about my copy of The Joy of Cooking. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, … [Read More...]

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What Does A Breast Cancer Diagnosis Mean?

You may have received a diagnosis for breast cancer, or maybe you know someone who has received a diagnosis. What does that mean, exactly? Are there any similar threads that run through a breast cancer diagnosis? Some, but each breast cancer is unique to the person, as is each specific treatment protocol. Breast cancer is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Before … [Read More...]

Food for the Soul

Food For The Soul

Mondays I traditionally post a new recipe, but today it's a recipe for joy; today I offer food for the soul. In the midst of chemo treatments, on a day I was paying and organizing medical bills (yikes!), a note from my dearly departed grandmother literally fell into my lap. It was the calming balm of love I needed; it was the reminder of not only her love, but … [Read More...]

Organizing Vital Household Information

I Meant For This to Go Differently

I'm an organizer; I love it.  Nothing better than a good list and solid plan to follow in order to get things done.  Make the list.  Do the list. Throw away checked-off completed list.  Make new list. What follows contradicts everything I just said.  In my busy gal defense, it happens.  Not often, but when it does, kinda like this: As the money person in the family, … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

Buttermilk Lime Shortbread Bars

A Taste of Summer

These bars were a huge hit with pretty much everyone I shared them with the first time around and I didn't want the summer to pass us by before sharing the recipe again. I likey buttermilk. I am fond of plucking a lime from my tree to stuff into my beer. I adore shortbread. Combine all these lovely tastes into Buttermilk Lime Shortbread Bars and you'd think I'd be in … [Read More...]

Fresh Homemade Jalepeno Avocado Dressing

Fresh Homemade Jalapeno Avocado Dressing

Summertime is fresh food time! We take full advantage of the vast array of fresh fruits and veggies, just like I know you do. If you love avocados, if you love a little spice in your life, then you're going to LOVE this fresh homemade dressing. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:91] It's light, it's creamy, it's seemingly decadent (cause. it. is!), but the reality is it's … [Read More...]

Sour Cream Banana Bread

Sour Cream Banana Bread

I first offered this recipe about a year ago and this post continues to be a fan favorite.  I mean how can one go wrong with sugar, butter, bananas and sour cream?  HOW?!  You can't, that's how.  #truestory If you've seen the post but haven't yet made this quick bread: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!  Sorry.  It's that good.  For the reals.  You should make it...like … [Read More...]

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My Joy of Cooking

My Joy of Cooking

A good cookbook is more than a collection of recipes, it inflames our infatuation and devotion to food.  This is exactly how I feel about my copy of The Joy of Cooking. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you … [Read More...]

Moedal + Totem

MOEDAL + TOTEM = Tents and Backpacks

Um, Moedal what + Totem who?! I'm talking tents and backpacks and simplifying travel. Like this: Moedal = backpack/storage case for tent. Totem = tent: I hear you: Hey, OMT!, that's a simple tent plus backpack, and, well, we've seen those before. Not like this!  The tent … [Read More...]

Anti-Swearing Mints

Anti-Swearing Mints

...as if these would work. Ha!  Not even close, well, other than filling a piehole with something that makes the swearing harder to understand.  Then, success! (source: Amazon) Product Description: Joke anti-swearing mints Cleanses your mind of all profanities Sanitizes your … [Read More...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

Chef Shamy Garlic Butter

Chef Shamy Gourmet Garlic Butter

I don't usually highlight a product that I can't post an affiliate link to (cause you know, OMT gots to make bank, yo!), but this product is so life-changing, so life-affirming, I had to tell y'all about it. Garlic butter.  ~yawn~  What's so special about garlic butter?  If it's this garlic … [Read More...]

Depression Facts and Stats

Depression Facts and Stats

October is National Depression Awareness Month. Even though I've written about depression before, I thought I'd take a moment to talk about it again. FACTS: 1)  Most people who are depressed, about two-thirds, do not seek treatment. 2) Women are TWICE as likely to suffer from … [Read More...]

Secondary Drowning Signs

Required Summer Reading: Secondary Drowning

I've written about drowning before and how the actual process of drowning doesn't look like you might think it would (if you missed that important post, you can read it HERE).  Today, let's take a look at secondary drowning. If you're like most of the world, when it gets hot, you want to cool off … [Read More...]