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Where the hell did Ann Curry go?

Posted on by Crystal in MommiFried Extras | 1 Comment

I must have been living under a rock the past few months because I missed some major news stories, including the one about Ann Curry being ousted as the co-anchor of Today. What.The.F. I had a chance to catch up and view her farewell on YouTube. Wow! Not only did she suffer a major public humiliation, she literally fell apart on national television – genuinely. Really, what were the bitches behind this dumbass move thinking? Read more

You say microwave. I say macrowave.

Posted on by Crystal in Pontilicious Moments | 2 Comments

When we moved into the new place, the microwave, toaster oven AND coffee pot decided to die – like a mass suicide – all within the same week. We just got around – well, Nick just got around – to buying a new one today. Upon taking it out of the box and using it for the first time, this is how the conversation went (Nick from the kitchen, me in the bedroom at the end of the hall – yeah, we were yelling back and forth): Read more

Recommended on Netflix: TV Series

Posted on by Crystal in Life As We Know It, MommiFried Extras | Leave a comment

I’m not a huge fan of movies on Netflix. To me, the choices are pretty slim and what movies are available are those you have either seen a hundred times on The Hallmark Channel or simply passed on the first time around. But! I do love the TV series they have on there – all those shows you saw advertised at one time, got excited about, said “I’m definitely watching that when it comes out this fall (or summer)!” and never actually got around to watching even the pilot episode of a single one. Well, Netflix lets you redeem yourself! Read more

8 “Vintage” Cooking Tips and Tricks

Posted on by Crystal in Gram's Recipe Tin | 1 Comment

While going through an old tin of recipes my grandmother collected during the 1960s and 1970s, I came across a list of “Cooking Potpourri Tips” that she had compiled. In meticulous handwriting it said:

“Like most space-age homemakers, I have a rather full schedule. Below I have written some handy tips for other busy homemakers.”

Space-age or not, these are some goodies: Read more

Are “junk food laws” a bit unsavory?

Posted on by Crystal in MommiFried Extras | 91 Comments

I just finished reading a TIME article that discussed the results of the first study covering the effectiveness of so-called “junk food laws” in schools. According to the study released online in the journal of Pediatrics, “laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity.” May? Oh, that’s encouraging. Read more

Getting Ready for Winter in Maine

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We just received our first four cords of wood for winter, with two more coming this afternoon. That means a lot of stacking and grumpiness from the peanut gallery. What can I say, we live in Maine. Winters are bitter and looooooong. Take a peek at the awesomeness that is pre-heat:

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How can you miss your Olympic event?

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The story of the Egyptian wrestlers missing and thereby forfeiting their matches because they showed up late is really quite depressing. Supposedly they were unaware that the events for that day were at a different time from all previous events. In a world fueled by smartphones, GPS and mobile apps, there is simply no excuse for such a costly mistake. Beyond that, where the hell were their coaches? Was no one paying attention to the schedule? If I were one of these unfortunate athletes, you better believe there would be some kind of body slamming going down. Someone would be wearing the podium. Read more

Crunchy Onion Burgers Recipe

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If you love to grill, here’s a fun and tasty twist on traditional burgers – crunchy onion burgers. Made with a dash of Worcestershire sauce and French’s original French Fried Onions, they are full of robust flavor and literally melt in your mouth when grilled right. Read more