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Kitchen Confidential

June 25, 2009 |

The other day I spent a lot of time in my kitchen, making my brother's Legendary Clam Chowder for dinner and some homemade bread to go with it. This would have been better done last week, when it was cool ... Read More


May 21, 2009 | 1

If my grandmother were still alive today, she'd be changing her spring curtains for summer ones right about now. 

She had different curtains for every season (but they all looked alike to me).  And until she reached her eighties, ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday: Almost-Back-to-Routine Edition!

April 20, 2009 | 3

It's back to school and work for everyone around here--except for me.  I should be heading off to the kids' school library today, since I volunteer there every Monday morning.  But instead, I'm on the way to the doctor's office, ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday! April Showers Edition

April 6, 2009 | 1

It's time again to have some fun celebrating those unusual occasions.  What better way to celebrate than with some great money-saving opportunities?  So let's get on with the holidays.

Month-long Commemorations

April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month. And I'm well ... Read More

April Fool!

April 1, 2009 |

I sometimes wonder if this holiday wasn't made up by a bunch of kids with too much time on their hands. 

Speaking of which, my kids have been plotting their April-Foolishness for days now.  I'm beginning to think that ... Read More


March 31, 2009 | 2

Do you work better when you have a deadline?  Or do you just think you do?

I read an article a couple of years ago about "Pro Moms" who somehow manage to run their families in the same way that ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday: March Madness Edition

March 23, 2009 | 1

Welcome to our next installment of Weird Holiday Monday!  If you’re a new visitor, this is our day to list a few of the lesser-known celebrations and commemorations that take place during a particular day, week or month.  Why not ... Read More

A Cup of Irish Tea

March 17, 2009 | 3

This morning I'll be enjoying some scones and tea for breakfast.  It's St. Patrick's Day! 

My Irish-born grandmother taught me to make her famous scone recipe.  They're really easy.  So in honor of today's holiday, I thought I'd share ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday!

February 23, 2009 |

Once again it’s time for Weird Holiday Monday.  Monday doesn't have to be a bad day.  Here at Ultimate Coupons we devote every Monday to bringing you some of the best of the holidays for the coming days, week, or ... Read More

A Bug's Life

February 17, 2009 | 1

I have a very vivid memory of the day my daughter, about age 10 at the time, came downstairs announcing rather sadly, "James Bob died." 

I asked who James Bob was. "He's the bug that was living in my ... Read More

Seven Years of Bad Luck?

February 13, 2009 |

It's Friday the 13th!  So is today a lucky day?

Stevie Wonder sang about days like this in his song "Superstition": 

Very superstitious, writings on the wall, Very superstitious, ladders 'bout to fall, Thirteen month old baby, broke the ... Read More