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First Alert Heavy Duty Fire Extinguisher

First Alert Heavy Duty Fire Extinguisher

Let's talk fire safety, shall we? WE SHALL! Years ago, when we bought our first house, my FIL gifted us with a fire extinguisher for the kitchen.  I had never owned a fire extinguisher before and I found that it put me at ease knowing I had a way to fight a a fire if needed.  We put it … [Read More...]

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Epsom Salt to Ease Muscles

Yes, Your Mother’s Epsom Salt

When I was a young whippersnapper, when one had an ankle sprain or muscle strain, one of the go-to treatments of moms and grandmas was to soak the injury in a warm Epsom salt bath, most likely out of a bucket.  If the injury was higher up the body, strips of cloth bandages were soaked in an Epson salt solution and then placed on the muscle. As a kid, I wasn't sure … [Read More...]

10 Things My Father Taught Me

10 (plus 2) Things My Father Taught Me

I wrote the original 10 Things post about some things my dad taught me back in June of 2013 and thought I'd share it again with the addition of two more thangs. #11: Daddy taught me the importance of a trusted friend.  Because he was in the public eye, surrounded by lots of folks, my father was cautious and had only a handful of close friends.  He loved many, but … [Read More...]

It's Just Breast Cancer

It’s Just Breast Cancer

Most of us want to bring comfort to those in pain, to those who are terrified, to those who are shell-shocked by a horrible diagnosis. None of us want to be the person that says the awful thing, the foot-in-the-mouth thing, or the brings more discomfort thing. I'm here to help! What Was Said That Brought Me Immense Comfort * I love you. You are loved. * … [Read More...]

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Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Last summer I wrote about how stinkin' easy, foolproof really, it is to make grilled corn on the cob. It was such a popular post, I thought I'd do a reprint today.  Just in time for prime summer grillin' months! Let's get to it, shall we? We shall! Start with some corn still in the husk. PANTS THE CORN! Pull down the husk, but don't take it all the way off. … [Read More...]

Cream Gravy

Homemade Cream Gravy in 3 Easy Steps

Oh, how I remember my culinary flailings as a newbie cook.  My biggest battle was with gravy.  Somehow I could manage fluffy, to-die-for, biscuits, but I just couldn't see my way clear of gummy, lumpy, tasteless gravy. LAWSY!  Help me!  I know some of you must feel the same way, so baby, let me hold your hand through your flailings and let's master cream … [Read More...]

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Summer Cookin’ is Easy Cookin’: Grilled Potatoes and Onions

As summer rolls on, I offer this post from last year, because HOLY SMOKES it's #1: easy and #2: delish and #3: worth a summer rerun! If you're looking to beat the summer heat in the kitchen, take your cooking out to the grill and make a big ol' pan of grilled taters and onions. Start with a disposable roasting pan. Since these potatoes are great as leftovers, feel … [Read More...]

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First Alert Heavy Duty Fire Extinguisher

First Alert Heavy Duty Fire Extinguisher

Let's talk fire safety, shall we? WE SHALL! Years ago, when we bought our first house, my FIL gifted us with a fire extinguisher for the kitchen.  I had never owned a fire extinguisher before and I found that it put me at ease knowing I had a way to fight a a fire if needed.  We put it in an easy … [Read More...]

Flavor Infuser Water Bottle

Water + Fruit = Delicious Hydration

I'm a water drinker; it's my #1 drink of choice every day. Most days I like my water plain, but for the times I'd like a little something extra... ~ 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 … [Read More...]

Yama Glass Stovetop Coffee Siphon Coffemaker

Yama Glass Stovetop Coffee Siphon Coffemaker

Say what now? First, I bring you the fun-time Bunsen burner Breaking Bad-esque siphon coffeemaker and now an updated siphon coffeemaker that you use on your stovetop? Yes, my babies, yes. Coffee drinkers rejoice! You can now have a bit of theater with your superior cup o'joe.  Ain't it … [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...]