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We’re Back!

October 14, 2013

After a long hiatus, Domestic Pursuits is back!  Now we’re all moms of beautiful little boys, so our readers will notice a new spin our on content.  In addition to sharing recipes that we love, we’ll be blogging about raising children – from fun activities to things that we can’t live without. In the coming […]

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Savory Pumpkin Week

November 13, 2011
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Pumpkin is not just for baking!  Lisa and I had so much fun with our sweet pumpkin treats that we decided to embark on a week of savory pumpkin-based foods.  Check back every day this week for another helping of meal ideas where pumpkin is the star.

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Pumpkin Fest: Sweet Treats

October 23, 2011
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It’s fall and seasonal pumpkin favorites are everywhere:  coffee, creamer, doughnuts, beer, hard cider, baked goods, bath and body products…the list goes on and on.  I love the changing seasons and pumpkin in any form ranks high in my list of fall necessities.  You’ll find that at Domestic Pursuits, we just can’t get enough pumpkin! […]

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And now I’m 31!

August 23, 2011

Well, I did it!  I finished all the items on my list the day before I turned 31!  Yes, I know, I haven’t blogged about them all yet – mostly because I would have had to put up 7 postings in one day which just seemed silly.  But, I did cook all the items on […]

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I’m no longer 30

August 17, 2011

Lisa has inspired me.In recent days she has been scrambling to complete her 30-While-30 list. With less than a week to go, I think she’s going to make it! Just yesterday, I was treated to two of her lovely creations! Now, as I mentioned last month, I am nowhere near completing my list. And I’ve […]

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Frozen Cookie Dough: Freshly Baked Cookies in Minutes

February 21, 2011

I’ve been baking quite a bit lately, but I haven’t gone through nearly as much work as it may appear.  I’ll let you in on a little secret:  I mixed the dough for the Doubly Chocolate Cookies and the Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies at the end of December.  Seriously.  If you peruse my freezer, […]

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Happy New Year!

January 8, 2011

Greetings and a Happy New Year to all of you! I don’t know about you, but I love the month of January.  The days get a little longer, the spring planting catalogs begin to fill my mailbox, and weekend advertisements focus on getting in shape and more organized.  I find myself making promises and resolutions […]

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30 is the new 20…

August 22, 2010

Or so I keep telling myself as I hit the big 3-0 today! First, good news in the photography front – you will notice an improvement in my photography (hopefully) as I got a digital SLR for my birthday!  Also, I too have come up with a list of 30 things to make while I’m […]

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30 Things to Make While I’m 30

July 20, 2010

At 12:13 this morning, I started the third decade of my life.  Yes, today I turned the big 3-0. A handful of bloggers that I follow have compiled lists of cooking tasks that they want to complete during or before their 30th year.  With my birthday fast approaching, I assembled a list 30 things that I […]

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A Perennial Challenge

July 10, 2010

Greetings from the Midwest, Domestic Pursuits readers! First and foremost, many thanks to Beth and Lisa for letting me join the DP team. I am an enthusiast of cooking, crafting, and gardening and firmly believe that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy The Good Life.  As Beth mentioned earlier, I […]

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