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1. White Cloud's Prayer
White Cloud's Prayer
My spiritual philosophy is both simple and complex. A long journey with many detours and I'm still traveling. I love the quiet and patient philosophy of Eastern and Native American spiritual beliefs. Peace, harmony, tolerance, respect. A connection to the earth. This is White Cloud's Prayer - t...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:10:36
2. Northwest Angle of Minnesota
Northwest Angle of Minnesota
The Northwest Angle of Minnesota (affectionately called "The Angle" by Minnesotans and those who vacation there) is the most northern part of the United States. A small piece of the state juts about thirty miles north of the rest of Minnesota. Unless you travel by boat across Lake of the Woods, ...
Travel & Places - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:34
3. Recipes From Junior League Cookbooks
Recipes From Junior League Cookbooks
Some of the tastiest recipes I've ever prepared have come from Junior League cookbooks. They're typically tested over and over by Junior League members so you can be assured of an accurate recipe. I'll start by introducing you to my personal favorites and, from time to time, will add more recipe...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:14
4. Dale Chihuly Exhibit - Desert Botanical Garden
Dale Chihuly Exhibit -  Desert Botanical Garden
I had the pleasure of visiting the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona this past winter. It's a beautiful display of all of the wonders of the Desert and we've visited it several times over the years. But the thing that made this particular trip even more special was that Dale Chihuly w...
Arts & Design - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:54:49
5. Simplify Christmas - Five Good Ideas
Simplify Christmas - Five Good Ideas
I'm not entirely certain about other countries of the world but in the United States of America Christmas, which is eagerly awaited and loved by everyone, is often one of the most stressful times of the year. It's busy. It's expensive. It's chaotic. And although we look forward to it each year, ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:11:25
6. Housesitting and Petsitting - Two Unique Travel Concepts
Housesitting and Petsitting - Two Unique Travel Concepts
Housesitting is caring for homes and pets while their families travel here and there. It's a fabulous way to visit anywhere in the world for just the cost of the transportation. I've been housesitting for many years and it's been a wonderful experience. In exchange for comfortable, free accommo...
Travel & Places - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:52:46
7. Simple Steps to Prevent Water Pollution
Simple Steps to Prevent Water Pollution
Preventing pollution of our waterways is everyone's responsibility. Our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams are suffering from industrial waste and unhealthy farming methods. "But," you say, "I don't contribute to industrial waste and I don't farm. Why is this my problem?" On this page ...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:52:46
8. The Best Ever Banana Nut Cupcake Recipe
The Best Ever Banana Nut Cupcake Recipe
This recipe for Banana Nut Cupcakes has been in my husband's family forever. I do not know the origin but I do know that my mother-in-law was making these long before I ever met her wonderful son. She was famous for these cupcakes. Not long ago I made a batch and when I told a good friend of our...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:11:25
9. Church Cookbook Recipes
Church Cookbook Recipes
Photo courtesy of Me! I've got dozens and dozens of cookbooks - ranging from a vintage Betty Crocker cookbook to a whole series from Food & Wine. But the recipes that I favor are often those gleaned from a collection of favorite church cookbooks. I'll highlight a few of our favorites in this len...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:05:02
10. Golden Fruitcake: The Best Holiday-Fruitcake-Recipe Ever
Golden Fruitcake: The Best Holiday-Fruitcake-Recipe Ever
This is not your grandmother's fruitcake. It's not dense. It's not dark. It's not your typical toss-it-as-soon-as-you-get-it fruitcake or turn around and give it to someone else. No. It's not that fruitcake. This is moist and buttery, light and scrumptious with a cup of tea or a glass of sherry....
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:53:50
11. Rhubarb Pie - Great Recipes
Rhubarb Pie - Great Recipes
Each spring the rhubarb patch, once again, becomes the star of the garden for many people. Not much else is growing, yet. A freshly baked rhubarb pie is the first recipe that "springs" to mind (get it?). There are three versions that I've made that are so-o-o-o good you'll be glad you mad...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:05:00
12. Prayers for Peace & Goodwill
Prayers for Peace & Goodwill
My youngest daughter brought me this pretty little tile from one of her trips to Italy. Pax et Bonum translates to Peace and Goodwill and I have it sitting where I can see it often. I've written about my favorite prayer in White Cloud's Prayer but there are other prayers, poems and medita...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:52:46
13. Chocolate Chip Cookies - Three Ways
Chocolate Chip Cookies - Three Ways
The most baked cookie of all time is the Chocolate Chip Cookie. Seven billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten annually. Specifically, the Toll House Cookie recipe right from the Toll House Morsels (chocolate chips) bag. It's a great recipe, that's true. However... I found an article in a...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:39
14. Rain Gardens - A Beautiful Way To Improve Water Quality
Rain Gardens -  A Beautiful Way To Improve Water Quality
Did you know that 85% of pollutants in our lakes and streams is the result of stormwater runoff? Did you know that every parking lot and road that is built only increases the pollution? Did you know that these pollutants affect wildlife habitats as well as our rivers, streams, lakes and other w...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:54:44
15. Recipes From Famous Brands
Recipes From Famous Brands
Photo courtesy of kevindooley I love to cook and I love to cook from scratch! Although I make it a practice to follow a recipe to the letter the first time, I tweak recipes more often than not at least once after that. I don't always have time to cook from scratch. We're busy people. My husband ...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:53:50
16. The Rhubarb Patch
The Rhubarb Patch
We inherited this rhubarb patch when we bought our home ten years ago. It's right next to our vegetable garden. Right now there are five rhubarb plants marching in a row with their fresh, crinkly, light green leaves and celery-like stalks sprouting from the earth. If you've never grown rhubarb ...
Home & Garden - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:04:21
17. Simple Fruit Desserts
Simple Fruit Desserts
I have an assortment of favorite recipes for desserts so good they'll knock your socks off! They're delicious...they're beautiful...they're recipes that are requested time and again. The best part is that they all feature fruit. On second thought, I think the best part is that they're simple...e...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:11:25
18. Rhubarb Muffins, Cakes and More
Rhubarb Muffins, Cakes and More
Photo Courtesy of La Grande Farmers' MarketWhat can you do with rhubarb if you don't want to bake a pie? Well, there are rhubarb muffins and cakes and sauces and compotes and stuffings, etc. Rhubarb in an entree? You bet! How about a beverage or two? Not a problem. For these and other suggesti...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:42:20
19. Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky is an influential crime novelist best known for her heroine V.I. Warshawski, a Chicago private investigator. She has earned enormous respect from her peers and has been awarded the coveted Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement from the British Crime Writers Association. Sara Paret...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:17
20. Easy Breakfast Recipes
Easy Breakfast Recipes
Flickr Photo Courtesy of ME!They say that breakfast is the best meal of the day. If you have a good breakfast, you'll think more clearly and have more energy. Breakfast choices vary, of course, but most often include some type of cereal, eggs prepared a myriad of ways and/or pancakes. Sausage or...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:18
21. Cherry Almond Butter Cookies
Cherry Almond Butter Cookies
If you're a fan of shortbread cookies or buttery cookies, you will love this recipe. I promise. It's my own creation adapted from a recipe for chocolate chip cookies on the inside of a box of butter, believe it or not! It's a perfect treat for your sweetie on Valentine's Day or a Birthday or an...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:54:43
22. Tortellini and Vegetable Soup
Tortellini and Vegetable Soup
Comfort Food. Just those two words evoke warm and cozy feelings in just about everyone. But we need it to be fast and easy to prepare and nutritious and delicious. Soup is a the king of comfort foods, I think. This recipe for Tortellini and Vegetable Soup is all of those things.  So cook up a bat...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:53:50
23. A Visit to Pittsburgh, PA
A Visit to Pittsburgh, PA
Traveling is one of the great pleasures in my life with a road trip being the undeniably best way to see the United States in all of it's diverse beauty. Here's a look at a trip back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where we lived for three years. Pennsylvania is a beautiful state and Pittsburgh is a...
Travel & Places - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:17
24. Recipes - Rhubarb Sauces & Compotes
Recipes - Rhubarb Sauces & Compotes
Rhubarb lends itself beautifully to toppings for desserts and meats. It pairs well with other fruits and can be seasoned with spices for a unique taste. Rhubarb can be served as a delightfully refreshing topping for desserts like pound cake or ice cream (or both). But it's equally delicious s...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:37
25. Quick Holiday Brunch Recipes
Quick Holiday Brunch Recipes
Even though these holiday recipes are almost always part of our family's Christmas or Thanksgiving celebrations, they would be great for Valentine's Day, Easter, July 4th, Hanukah, Kwanza or any other ethnic or religious or patriotic occasion. You can have a festive get-together just about any t...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:54:43
26. Impromptu Cooking - Soups
Impromptu Cooking - Soups
Nearly everyone likes soup. You might prefer a vegetable soup, meaty soup, creamy soup or something with an exotic flair but there's a better-than-even chance that there is a soup that you like a lot. Perhaps you even crave it at times. It might be a soup that you had as a child and if that's the...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:37
27. My Quest For A Greener Life
My Quest For A Greener Life
The first thing I'd like to make clear is that I'm not, by any means, a poster child for the eco-movement. I love to travel but I don't like airplanes and I've had a couple of really, really disasterous train trips so travel by car is my first choice. I'm sure I waste more than my share of stuf...
Healthy Living - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:16
28. Quotations - My Personal Favorites
Quotations - My Personal Favorites
I've always been inspired or amused or enlightened by quotations...sometimes all three at once! But that's not the only reason I like quotations. Quotations are like poetry, if you think about it. Spontaneous poetry. Some funny; some serious; some inspiring. But all are glimmers of truth. This ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:04:20
29. Cranberry Sauce Recipe with a Twist
Cranberry Sauce Recipe with a Twist
Spirited Cranberry Apricot Relish really lives up to it's name. This wonderful cranberry sauce is a twist on an old favorite.  I got it from my daughter who found it in an issue of Cooking LIght.  It has become our official holiday cranberry sauce. You'll find the recipe plus lots of inte...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:53:50
30. A Taste of Yorkshire
I have a tea towel from England covered with recipes from Yorkshire, a beautiful county in northern England. Yorkshire is the largest county in England. It's known for its beautiful countryside including the heather-covered Yorkshire Moors and the Dales which are a patchwork of farmlands dot...
food-and-cooking - Fri, 11 May 2012 23:28:43
31. Children's Books are the Best Toys!
Children's Books are the Best Toys!
If you teach a child to read, you've given them a headstart on learning anything.  Books should be one of the first learning tools introduced to your children. But lots of children, for one reason or another, don't enjoy books or reading. They like to play with toys. If you know a child w...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:38
32. Mendocino County, California
We recently had the privilege of housesitting in Mendocino County, California. We've traveled extensively throughout the United States and have visited California many times but had never stayed this far north in California. It was a wonderful experience and I'll attempt to convey the essence of...
travel-and-places - Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:35:17
33. Nutty Cereal Cookies
I first tasted this cookie when my sister-in-law (who is a fabulous cook) made them. It was the winner in the After School Snacks division of a competition and was printed in a magazine. Those cookies were so delicious and so full of healthy ingredients that I just had to have the recipe I've ma...
food-and-cooking - Mon, 02 Apr 2012 02:09:05
34. Easy Holiday Recipes
It doesn't matter what the holiday is. It could be Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, July 4th or any other ethnic or religious or patriotic occasion. Most of the time people celebrate these special days with family get togethers or neighborhood parties or both! You can have a festive get-togethe...
food-and-cooking - Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:39:51
35. Top Ten "Make Your Own Products" Recipes
photograph by memotions Years ago I found a recipe for Shake 'n Bake, a convenience food mix for making oven fried chicken. It was easy to use and the chicken was tasty. The family liked it. A big plus. Then, when we had a pet dog, the kids and I found a recipe for making our own dog biscuits wh...
healthy-living - Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:08:33
36. Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's Home
There is something very special about visiting a place that is historically significant. It's a trip back in time. Thomas Jefferson loved this home better than any place on earth and if you ever go it will be apparent why that was true. He called Monticello his "essay in architecture". Monticel...
travel-and-places - Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:00:10
37. All About Salt
We probably all take salt for granted. It's just something we use when we cook and serve meals. There's always a salt and pepper shaker on the table and we probably reach for them without even thinking. You cook with salt. You can clean with salt. You can bathe in salt, too, for goodness sakes! ...
healthy-living - Sun, 05 Feb 2012 19:27:45
38. Squidoo Reference Lenses - A Lensography of My Favorites
This lensography is dedicated to the wonderful lensmasters who lend their expertise so unselfishly to help those of us who are novices learn to make the best lenses possible. There are many talented and knowledgeable lensmasters and I know that I haven't met them all. I'll add them to this lensog...
squidoo-community - Sun, 05 Feb 2012 05:07:33
39. Simple Money Saving Kitchen Tips
I've been thinking about some of the little ways I'm saving energy and there are several items that we use that have become second nature. The best part is that they're also money-saving kitchen tips. That's it. Nothing too expensive or fancy involved. Just plain old common sense tools. If it w...
healthy-living - Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:07:05
40. Favorite Diet Plan Recipes
I'm almost embarrassed to admit it but I've tried most of the diets out there and I've purchased at least one of the books associated with each of them. And I'm really following a few of the plans by incorporating sensible habits and better food choices with some of my favorite diet plan recipes ...
food-and-cooking - Wed, 25 Jan 2012 03:18:36
41. Lensography of CherylK
I discovered Squidoo in February of 2008 and decided that it would be a good place to practice writing, display my photography and learn a little more about the internet and all it has to offer.  I haven't looked back. It's so much fun. I've met many wonderful people from all over the...
squidoo-community - Sun, 05 Feb 2012 05:06:59
42. Easy Brunch Recipes
Flickr Photo Courtesy of fifikinsBrunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch. Brunch is really a fancy name for breakfast that is served closer to lunch time. It's been said that brunch originated in England in the latter part of the 19th century but wasn't popular in the United States until ...
food-and-cooking - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:03:33
43. Korean War Memorial - Washington DC
On a recent trip to Washington DC, the one exhibit that I really wanted to see was the Korean War Veterans Memorial. I'd heard that it was impressive. Well, impressive doesn't even begin to describe it. It's breathtaking. It's awe-inspiring. And it's a "must see" if you ever visit Washington DC....
travel-and-places - Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:41:16
44. Lakescaping - Restoring Natural Shorelines
Lakescaping - Restoring Natural Shorelines
Believe it or not, everyone has waterfront property. Yes, it's true! Even if you live in the middle of a city! In this lens, I'll attempt to answer why that's true and to explain why lakescaping can help to save our natural waterways, wherever they are. Lakescaping is a wonderful natural garden...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:53:50
45. Halloween Art
I am the first to admit that I'm a big old scaredy cat! I really enjoy the milder side of Halloween...the trick-or-treating with the little kids in cute little costumes...Halloween parties with dunking for apples. I can't get past the opening credits of a Halloween movie! I know, I know...it's j...
holidays-and-celebrations - Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:15:01
46. Pets at Risk In An Economic Crisis
The ASPCA estimates that up to one million pets are at risk in this economic crisis. With foreclosures at an all time high, families are finding it difficult to find a place to live and keeping their pets is an extra burden. Although there are many reasons pets need to be rescued - abuse and ab...
pets-and-animals - Sat, 26 Jun 2010 14:17:53
47. CherylK's Rocket Moms Lensography
I've had the privilege of being a Rocket Mom for Sessions 2 and 3 and I must say that it has been a most enriching experience. Not only have I "met" some wonderful friends, but I've learned so much about Squidoo and the principals that drive this awesome organization.
squidoo-community - Wed, 30 Sep 2009 05:05:53

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