Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Hello Boogerbutts and Happy Freakin' Tuesday. Super duper sunny out, lots of good snow, just simmered a batch of almonds for almond date paste and before that I had breakfast.

So far, this is not an exciting post.

That'll happen.

What is exciting to me, is Tim's new website for both desktop and mobile. To see it, go to Gothridge Manor or by click on the cartoon below.

What I love about his site is it's everything in one. Patreon, blog, podcast, store and social links. Now I've got the same vision in my head only, it'll be pictures of my food with video, printable recipes, blog, podcast and merch.

I feel like Blogger is limited for everything that I want to share. But I also want to keep blogging and I like the way Tim has it all right there on his page.

Lastly, this past weekend I made the creamiest hummus ever, even Tim liked it and he's not a bean dip dude. See, if I had my page, I could share the printable, video and photos.

And for today's breakfast, I made this in my new DeLonghi air fryer and mulit-cooker. I love this machine. Love it!

And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print.

Saturday, January 19, 2019


Part of why I'm productive is simple. I was born this way - it's got nothing to do with me. I get it from my grandma. The other part is because of The Great Declutter of 2016. Doing that, increased my productivity and creativity by a gazillion percent.

A gazillion percent. Not a typo.

To hear more about it, check out today's podcast on Anchor also available on iTunes and a bunch of other places.

Now ... onto Friday Question (one day late). FQ: What's the chore you wish you never had to do? For me, it's dishes. If I never did another dish in all my life, I'd love it.

FQ Bonus Round: Name this messy kitchen and win three stale Halloween Oreo Cookies, two hairy pickles and one bean bag chair (beans not included).

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Stinky Socks & Dumplings for EVERYONE!

Ever have one of those afternoons where your iPod knows exactly what you want to hear? I love those kind of days. That's the kind of day I'm having right now and I love it. Makes chores more fun. I swear.

In other news, Pam did a post about adding baking powder to her dumplings and that was PERFECT timing because I've been working on my dairy and egg-free dumplings and they needed a little something, something. So I added baking powder and guess what? It worked!

Hot dog!

The baking powder makes the dough softer and the chew is lovely. But it also makes it more salty - I'm a cupcake when it comes to salt - so when I make dumplings again tonight, I'll adjust my formula. But Pam's idea to add baking powder was spot on.

Thanks, Pam! You rock.

PS: The answer to the last Friday Question is, The Dentist. A round of stinky socks for everyone who played!

PPS: Pam's direct link to her, The Best Classic Chicken and Dumplings. Enjoy and boogie boogie.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Friday Question ...?

Hello Boogerbutts and Happy Freakin' Weekend. I'm supposed to be doing dish and putting away the last of Christmas. Instead, I'm texting and drawing cartoons. I dunno, I think I'm still in holiday-mode.

Not a bad thing for me. Less good for my kitchen and holiday packing. That said, I'm having a fun day. Now .. onto Friday Question.

Winners receive three bricks of dairy-free, salt-free, oil-free, taste-free cream cheese and one stinky sock. Items inside stinky sock will remain a secret until prizes are given out. You're welcome.