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What does homeschooling have to do with chocolate chip cookies, anyway?

This is our 5th week of homeschooling!   I can’t believe it.   We’ve learned so much,  had so much fun,  strengthened our mother-daughter bonds and I’ve had one tiny break-down.   I’d call that a success.   We’re following Susan Wise Bauer’s book “The Well-Trained Mind”  which is a classical method for homeschooling.   […] Read more…

Friday Night with the Wadsworths…….

You can call us ‘boring’ if you’d  like,  but here’s how our Friday night went down.  We made BLT’s and chocolate chip banana bread.…..yep,  you heard that right….and I’ll never make nor eat nor associate with banana bread again that does not have a generous amount of chocolate chips added.   This is a must-make. […] Read more…

Beef-Cabbage-Potato Stew, Southern Cornbread, and the World’s Best Chocolate Mocha Cake

  This is no place for vegetarians, people from Connecticut, people on the Adkins Diet,  or in general people who have forsaken trans-fat.  The rest of you stay.  I am about to make you very happy.  This creation is inspired by my friend Ronni’s recent discovery of “chipotle-cinnamon” seasoning that her mother found at Walmart. […] Read more…

This, my friends, is called "Man-Food"….

Since it’s Labor Day and the kick-off day of the UT football season,  I’d thought I’d introduce you to this concept that’s been rampant at our house since the moving in of one 21 year old, who will remain anonymous;   place whatever leftovers there are (chili, chicken etouffe, chimichanga filling)  over nacho chips,  add […] Read more…

Wanna Salsa, I mean want some salsa?

That would be a toss-up for me ’cause I really wanna learn how to salsa.   My girls wish I’d stop practicing before I really know how to do it.   As I free associate,  that reminds me of a great line I read in Pride and  Predjudice today,  quoted from Mr. Darcy on dancing…..” […] Read more…