My husband spent a year in Italy living in an apartment right above a bakery. His standard for bread is high. Pressure much? I’ve been forced to develop my baking skills and I do my best to replicate that Italian bakery taste at home. Rye is one of my husband’s favorite. It is a bread... by leticia
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leticia My husband spent a year in Italy living in an apartment right above a bakery. His standard for bread is high. Pressure much? I’ve been forced to develop my baking skills and I do my best to replicate that Italian bakery taste at home. Rye is one of my husband’s favorite. It is a bread...
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BUTTERED ROSEMARY ROLLS.  Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. This is so easy to make, I seriously laugh at how easy it is. And they taste like you've spent all day kneading and baking bread. I liked it so much, this is going to be my easy, go-to, in a pinch roll recipe to make when we have company over for dinner. by meganinja
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meganinja BUTTERED ROSEMARY ROLLS. Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. This is so easy to make, I seriously laugh at how easy it is. And they taste like you've spent all day kneading and baking bread. I liked it so much, this is going to be my easy, go-to, in a pinch roll recipe to make when we have company over for dinner.
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A SIMPLIFIED HOME BECAME A CONTENT HOME! Over the course of the last year, my husband and I have completely rewritten our life plans, moved away from the city we thought we would retire in, said goodbye to our best friends, gave away 1/3 of our possessions, and downsized our living situation from a 2600 square foot home to a 900 square foot apartment as we pursue this new dream. The biggest surprise for me in this whole journey has been how much I’ve loved downsizing! by shopportunity
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shopportunity A SIMPLIFIED HOME BECAME A CONTENT HOME! Over the course of the last year, my husband and I have completely rewritten our life plans, moved away from the city we thought we would retire in, said goodbye to our best friends, gave away 1/3 of our possessions, and downsized our living situation from a 2600 square foot home to a 900 square foot apartment as we pursue this new dream. The biggest surprise for me in this whole journey has been how much I’ve loved downsizing!
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My husband discovered he had Type 2 Diabetes in January. Immediately his diet needed to change. No pasta, no rice, no potatoes, no bread and of course - no sugar. It's been a whirlwind of doctor ... by leticia
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leticia My husband discovered he had Type 2 Diabetes in January. Immediately his diet needed to change. No pasta, no rice, no potatoes, no bread and of course - no sugar. It's been a whirlwind of doctor ...
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"“I’ve spent so much time in my head and in my heart that I forgot to live in my body.”" by airplane ❤ liked on Polyvore by julia
julia
julia "“I’ve spent so much time in my head and in my heart that I forgot to live in my body.”" by airplane ❤ liked on Polyvore
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My husband discovered he had Type 2 Diabetes in January.  Immediately his diet needed to change.  No pasta, no rice, no potatoes, no bread and of course - no sugar. It's been a whirlwind of doctor ... by leticia
leticia
leticia My husband discovered he had Type 2 Diabetes in January.  Immediately his diet needed to change.  No pasta, no rice, no potatoes, no bread and of course - no sugar. It's been a whirlwind of doctor ...
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More times than I care to admit, my name has been listed next to each point written below. (Ouch!)  Hmm, I guess that’s why I’ve had many moments of depression throughout my life! The list below is some things I’ve been teaching my sons to avoid (and it’s a great reminder for me and my husband), about how [...] by dorthy
dorthy
dorthy More times than I care to admit, my name has been listed next to each point written below. (Ouch!)  Hmm, I guess that’s why I’ve had many moments of depression throughout my life! The list below is some things I’ve been teaching my sons to avoid (and it’s a great reminder for me and my husband), about how [...]
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Authentic-tasting German bread is easier to make than you'd think. Bauernbrot, or farmer's bread, is a hearty rye bread that is the standard loaf in many German homes, especially in the south. It was traditionally made from scratch in farm homes and baked in age-old, wood-fired ovens. It takes a few hours from start to finish, but most of that time is spent resting the dough or baking it. The final product has a dense crumb, full flavor and a chewy crust. by sheryl
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sheryl Authentic-tasting German bread is easier to make than you'd think. Bauernbrot, or farmer's bread, is a hearty rye bread that is the standard loaf in many German homes, especially in the south. It was traditionally made from scratch in farm homes and baked in age-old, wood-fired ovens. It takes a few hours from start to finish, but most of that time is spent resting the dough or baking it. The final product has a dense crumb, full flavor and a chewy crust.
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One of my favorite Peruvian dishes...introduced to me by my husband, Nathan. He spent 12 years as a child in Peru living with his family who were missionaries there. by marta
marta
marta One of my favorite Peruvian dishes...introduced to me by my husband, Nathan. He spent 12 years as a child in Peru living with his family who were missionaries there.
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Do you have a pressure cooker and you're not quite sure what to do with it? I just purchased an Instant Pot 7 in 1 pressure cooker and I am in love. I was always a little scared of my stove top model never knowing if it was maintaining proper pressure and temperature or how long to cook the items inside. The electronic Instant Pot pressure cooker took away many of my inhibitions about pressure cooking and I've been able to develop some new recipes. Today is a one pot recipe for meatloaf, potatoe by corinne
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corinne Do you have a pressure cooker and you're not quite sure what to do with it? I just purchased an Instant Pot 7 in 1 pressure cooker and I am in love. I was always a little scared of my stove top model never knowing if it was maintaining proper pressure and temperature or how long to cook the items inside. The electronic Instant Pot pressure cooker took away many of my inhibitions about pressure cooking and I've been able to develop some new recipes. Today is a one pot recipe for meatloaf, potatoe
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Panettone Christmas Bread for the Bread Machine. This bread is something that I started making after working in a great (Sicilian) Italian Bakery in Vancouver. The addition of some anise or fennel in this (I think) makes it taste more authentic. by marianne
marianne
marianne Panettone Christmas Bread for the Bread Machine. This bread is something that I started making after working in a great (Sicilian) Italian Bakery in Vancouver. The addition of some anise or fennel in this (I think) makes it taste more authentic.
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Here's just a taster of what Benedict Cumberbatch had to say about… …his current love life: “I’ve punched well above my weight this year…” by kelly.meli
kelly.meli
kelly.meli Here's just a taster of what Benedict Cumberbatch had to say about… …his current love life: “I’ve punched well above my weight this year…”
the doctor
i think i saw this picture somewhere, this may be where my husband spent a weekend with his mistress, lol by darlene_j
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darlene_j i think i saw this picture somewhere, this may be where my husband spent a weekend with his mistress, lol
hawaiian delight
This is my latest piece of furniture that I’ve refinished. After doing my last dining room table I was so happy with the results that I chose to forget how much sanding and time had been involved. I think that for people who see the potential in secondhand objects it can be hard to pass up a project. When I saw this dining table with queen anne legs and a pretty scalloped top I had to restore it. by Momma.delaney83
Momma.delaney83
Momma.delaney83 This is my latest piece of furniture that I’ve refinished. After doing my last dining room table I was so happy with the results that I chose to forget how much sanding and time had been involved. I think that for people who see the potential in secondhand objects it can be hard to pass up a project. When I saw this dining table with queen anne legs and a pretty scalloped top I had to restore it.
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{Fall Baking} Chocolate pear bread pudding from Peanut Blossom. This rich and fruity dessert is a huge hit with my husband but it is the by rona.mohamed.1044
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rona.mohamed.1044 {Fall Baking} Chocolate pear bread pudding from Peanut Blossom. This rich and fruity dessert is a huge hit with my husband but it is the
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Literacy Learning Station for Preschoolers. A fun, hands-on way to develop literacy skills in preschoolers! by anne
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anne Literacy Learning Station for Preschoolers. A fun, hands-on way to develop literacy skills in preschoolers!
i can do this.
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” by eloise
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eloise “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
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My Italian father in-law eats the salad after the meal. Even when out at a restaurant. Yep, I’m not kidding you. He asks the server to bring the salad after we eat. My husband does it, too, but only at home, lol. Now my daughter does it. I’ve never gotten use to that because I can’t wait that... Read More » by kelli
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kelli My Italian father in-law eats the salad after the meal. Even when out at a restaurant. Yep, I’m not kidding you. He asks the server to bring the salad after we eat. My husband does it, too, but only at home, lol. Now my daughter does it. I’ve never gotten use to that because I can’t wait that... Read More »
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I have been honing my baby sweater skills thanks to a large yarn donation. This one is REALLY cute! by patsy
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patsy I have been honing my baby sweater skills thanks to a large yarn donation. This one is REALLY cute!
Knitting
Cheesy Italian Bread - I love this cheesy italian bread! It is so easy and delicious. I used to make it topped with just Basil and a little Kosher salt, but my friend, Heidi, told me to try it with Italian Seasoning. I think both ways taste great. Try it both ways and decide for yourself which way you like it best! by esmeralda
esmeralda
esmeralda Cheesy Italian Bread - I love this cheesy italian bread! It is so easy and delicious. I used to make it topped with just Basil and a little Kosher salt, but my friend, Heidi, told me to try it with Italian Seasoning. I think both ways taste great. Try it both ways and decide for yourself which way you like it best!
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Bread Baking 101 – Baking with Yeast (types of yeast, proofing and a few tips) -  This is the first in a series of baking instructions that take the mystery and fear out of bread baking so that even the newest baker can be confident to just start baking. (Contains the links to the rest of the series), A must read for anyone wanting to add to their skills. by AFiskie
AFiskie
AFiskie Bread Baking 101 – Baking with Yeast (types of yeast, proofing and a few tips) - This is the first in a series of baking instructions that take the mystery and fear out of bread baking so that even the newest baker can be confident to just start baking. (Contains the links to the rest of the series), A must read for anyone wanting to add to their skills.
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Spider Web Gross Motor Activity. A fun way to develop gross motor skills in… by sabrina
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sabrina Spider Web Gross Motor Activity. A fun way to develop gross motor skills in…
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This is a post I’ve been working on ALL summer long.  I like to dabble in hair dos…My daughter has had thick long long long hair since she was 3 years old–so It’s like I’ve had my own little barbie doll to play with!  As my girls have gotten older, they have become opinionated…and never … by AlliFiske
AlliFiske
AlliFiske This is a post I’ve been working on ALL summer long.  I like to dabble in hair dos…My daughter has had thick long long long hair since she was 3 years old–so It’s like I’ve had my own little barbie doll to play with!  As my girls have gotten older, they have become opinionated…and never …
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Nutella Cookies with whole Roasted Hazelnuts.....It’s no secret, I’m addicted to Nutella, (pronounced in Italian “noo-tel-lah”). As a matter of fact, so are most Italians! There is always a jar of Nutella in every Italian home I’ve been to…..and after 6 years, I’ve finally understood the hierarchy: First, one must have olive oil at all times, then comes wine, and only third, comes Nutella! =) by lorene
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lorene Nutella Cookies with whole Roasted Hazelnuts.....It’s no secret, I’m addicted to Nutella, (pronounced in Italian “noo-tel-lah”). As a matter of fact, so are most Italians! There is always a jar of Nutella in every Italian home I’ve been to…..and after 6 years, I’ve finally understood the hierarchy: First, one must have olive oil at all times, then comes wine, and only third, comes Nutella! =)
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The Kiss - Auguste Rodin. One of his most famous sculptures portrays the 13th-century Italian aristocrat Francesca da Rimini, who fell in love with her husband’s younger brother, Paolo; according to the tale in Dante’s Inferno, when their romance was uncovered, her husband killed them. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 The Kiss - Auguste Rodin. One of his most famous sculptures portrays the 13th-century Italian aristocrat Francesca da Rimini, who fell in love with her husband’s younger brother, Paolo; according to the tale in Dante’s Inferno, when their romance was uncovered, her husband killed them.
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Gemstone brooch of Catherine Howard. Lovestruck with his very young bride, Henry VIII spent more money on jewels and gifts for her than on any of his other four wives. The French ambassador wrote: "the King is so amorous of her that he cannot treat her [Catherine] well enough, and caresses her more than he did the others." In return, Catherine was caring and affectionate to her much older husband. Initially, Henry refused to believe that Catherine was guilty of any indiscretions. by georgina
georgina
georgina Gemstone brooch of Catherine Howard. Lovestruck with his very young bride, Henry VIII spent more money on jewels and gifts for her than on any of his other four wives. The French ambassador wrote: "the King is so amorous of her that he cannot treat her [Catherine] well enough, and caresses her more than he did the others." In return, Catherine was caring and affectionate to her much older husband. Initially, Henry refused to believe that Catherine was guilty of any indiscretions.
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ComicBook/Diabolik - Television Tropes & Idioms Diabolik is the eponymous Villain Protagonist of along-running series of Italian comics, created by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani in 1962. His stories appear in monthly black and white digest-sized booklets. The character was inspired by several previous characters from French and Italian pulp fiction, primarily Fantômas. Diabolik is a ruthless master thief, who was raised as an orphan on the secret island hideout of a criminal combine. There he learned many of his lethal skills, before killing the head of the organisation and escaping. His true name had never been revealed in the series, and he doesn't know it himself, having taken his alias from the name of a dangerous black panther that lived on his childhood island home. In his early appearances, Diabolik was a straightforward villain who did not hesitate to murder anyone in order to accomplish his crimes, but was later shown robbing and killingmainly criminals and other "unsympathetic" types, in order to soften his violence and amorality. From the third issue of the series, Diabolik has been aided by his assistant Eva Kant, who has gained an increasing role as his partner and lover. Throughout his adventures, he is pursued by the relentless Inspector Ginko. by ethel
ethel
ethel ComicBook/Diabolik - Television Tropes & Idioms Diabolik is the eponymous Villain Protagonist of along-running series of Italian comics, created by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani in 1962. His stories appear in monthly black and white digest-sized booklets. The character was inspired by several previous characters from French and Italian pulp fiction, primarily Fantômas. Diabolik is a ruthless master thief, who was raised as an orphan on the secret island hideout of a criminal combine. There he learned many of his lethal skills, before killing the head of the organisation and escaping. His true name had never been revealed in the series, and he doesn't know it himself, having taken his alias from the name of a dangerous black panther that lived on his childhood island home. In his early appearances, Diabolik was a straightforward villain who did not hesitate to murder anyone in order to accomplish his crimes, but was later shown robbing and killingmainly criminals and other "unsympathetic" types, in order to soften his violence and amorality. From the third issue of the series, Diabolik has been aided by his assistant Eva Kant, who has gained an increasing role as his partner and lover. Throughout his adventures, he is pursued by the relentless Inspector Ginko.
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Love Quotes for Your Husband | My husband is one of my greatest blessings from God. His love is a ... by judith
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judith Love Quotes for Your Husband | My husband is one of my greatest blessings from God. His love is a ...
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To tap into my middle school math students’ prior knowledge, I love to begin a new topic with a discovery-based – or inquiry-based – activity. My discovery-based worksheets have been specially designed to engage students in learning that moves beyond traditional skills practice. Students develop a deeper understanding of the big idea and make connections between concepts. Click to read about why and how to implement discovery-based learning in your math classroom! By Free to Discover. by lydia
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lydia To tap into my middle school math students’ prior knowledge, I love to begin a new topic with a discovery-based – or inquiry-based – activity. My discovery-based worksheets have been specially designed to engage students in learning that moves beyond traditional skills practice. Students develop a deeper understanding of the big idea and make connections between concepts. Click to read about why and how to implement discovery-based learning in your math classroom! By Free to Discover.
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23 OREO COOKIE DESSERT IDEAS In our house, Oreo cookies are a favorite of my husband and son. I, on the other hand, love them best when they’re incorporated into desserts! Not much tastes better to me than Oreo ice cream, cookie bars, cupcakes and cheesecakes. I’ve... #cake #cookies #dessert by DeeDeeBean
DeeDeeBean
DeeDeeBean 23 OREO COOKIE DESSERT IDEAS In our house, Oreo cookies are a favorite of my husband and son. I, on the other hand, love them best when they’re incorporated into desserts! Not much tastes better to me than Oreo ice cream, cookie bars, cupcakes and cheesecakes. I’ve... #cake #cookies #dessert
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This is an original press photo. A burial for an exiled Earl who has been dead for 400 years: Queen Margrethe of Denmark has ordered that the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots should recieve a proper burial, nearly 400 years after his death. Photo shows the mummified body of James, Earl of Bothwell who was forced into exile and died at Dragsholm castle in 1578. by ophelia franks
ophelia franks
ophelia franks This is an original press photo. A burial for an exiled Earl who has been dead for 400 years: Queen Margrethe of Denmark has ordered that the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots should recieve a proper burial, nearly 400 years after his death. Photo shows the mummified body of James, Earl of Bothwell who was forced into exile and died at Dragsholm castle in 1578.
The dark side