Author: Jenny

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Coach’s Oats No-bake Cookies

This isn’t a cooking blog. Really, it’s not. I just seem to keep cooking things and baking things that beg to be blogged. Hence a post about a no-bake cookie using Coach’s Oats. Never heard of Coach’s? Me neither, till…

Coconut Overload

This isn’t a cooking blog, which you already know if you’ve read a few of my posts. I don’t fancy myself much of a cook, although I love to bake. Occasionally I’ll make something fun that I feel like sharing,…

Who Drinks Coffee in the Desert?

Independent coffee stands can be found on nearly every corner in Spokane, Washington. In one six-mile stretch of highway I counted ten independent espresso shacks and one Starbucks. As that was my route to work, I sampled most of them…

The War Against the Squirrels

I took a walk in our field the other day and had a hard time not falling into a hole. Or rather, 285 holes. Our 15 verdant, productive acres of alfalfa have been invaded by ground squirrels who have dug…

Maverick Madness

We used to have a dog who was outdoors all the time, feared nothing, played hard, and slept happily in the garage. We now have a dog – the same dog – who scratches and whines to be indoors, who…

10 Things I Like About Mom

Mother’s Day doesn’t seem like a holiday for me. It’s all about MY mother (as if, after 25 years of motherhood, I don’t quite have the “mother” identity yet). She is the most special woman in my life, the one…

50 Ways to Freeze Your Lover

Did you ever talk someone into doing something and then feel really stupid when it backfired on you? Yesterday I decided Scott and I needed to walk half a mile to our mailbox and back. We’ve done this a few…

So there was this guy singing, see…

I used to have to go to student recitals when I took music appreciation in college. If they didn’t make us go, nobody would show up, because recitals were B-O-R-I-N-G. I was also taking art classes, so I’d relieve my…

Dignity and Desperation

When you sell stuff on craigslist, you meet a lot of nice people. This isn’t anonymous eBay, where you mail things to New York. This is real life, in your face, actual people coming to your house. The other day…

Got Wench?

This is an actual ad – not a joke – that appeared in my church’s March 2009 newsletter: ———–Need a Freezer?Large chest freezer, free to a good home for just coming to pick it up. If interested, call F*******s Community…