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My Mother Passed Away

Every January I get a bee in my bonnet about starting to blog again. This year was no different and I wrote two whole posts before I stopped writing. I was fired up about accountability and Cancel Culture. I still am, but no one else seems too concerned so it's like screaming into the wind. I had every intention of blogging more - I was

My Mother Passed Away2021-09-21T13:55:46-05:00

I’d Make Fun of California, but I’m in Minnesota and We’re Going to do the Same thing in November*

Last night the Governor of California survived the recall. The people of California want more homelessness, more public defecation, drug use, more taxes and more crime. They don't seem to be bothered by the hypocrisy exhibited by most leaders of the state. California is on fire in more ways than one. I'd make fun of California, but I live in Minnesota and we will do

I’d Make Fun of California, but I’m in Minnesota and We’re Going to do the Same thing in November*2021-09-15T12:27:56-05:00

Why I Don’t Unfriend You

I've about had it with social media. I spend more time scrolling on by - and not engaging - than ever before. This is not the first time I've ranted about unfriending people, and it probably won't be the last. I find myself only engaging on safe posts now. I will like pictures of your new puppy (I'll actually use the ♥ for new puppies),

Why I Don’t Unfriend You2021-09-14T12:41:48-05:00

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

I love this time of year!! The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler and apples are in season!! Sure, pumpkin spice season is happening simultaneously, but why not enjoy both? No need to choose Team Apple or Team Pumpkin Spice - enjoy both while they are so briefly in season. Old Fashioned apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts because it is

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp2021-09-10T11:59:23-05:00

Pickle Pasta Salad

I stumbled into this perfectly pickled pasta salad quite by accident. I was Googling for pasta salads and saw a recipe for dill pickle salad. It sounded interesting so I clicked on the link to Delish and found the recipe was behind a paywall. I could see part of the recipe, but not all of it. I saw that it called for eggs, pickles, green

Pickle Pasta Salad2021-07-20T11:53:29-05:00

Banana Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Summer is here and we have a bounty of fruits and berries just ready for the table. While the summer has already been too hot in Minnesota, we had a bit of a chill down this past week and it was the perfect time to bake some cake using some beautiful blueberries that I picked up at Lunds & Byerlys recently. I've been meaning to

Banana Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting2021-07-20T11:54:21-05:00

Flying Jacob – But it Should Be Called Flying Elvis

I'm in this Facebook group about weird food from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Post-Modern food if you will. Lots of salads with Jello or gelatin depending on the decade. Recipes with ingredients that should never be in the same dish, let alone meal. Questionable recipes at best, but for many in my generation - comfort food. I grew up on Tang and Poptarts. My

Flying Jacob – But it Should Be Called Flying Elvis2021-05-05T12:57:27-05:00

Flying Jacob

Flying Jacob - Classic 70s food in all it's glory. A Swedish dish created by Ove Jacobsson. A delicious - yes, really delicious - dish of roasted chicken, chili cream sauce, bacon bits, Virginia peanuts and bananas. - Roasted Chicken, Heavy Whipping Cream, Heinz Chili Sauce, Italian Seasoning, Bananas, Bacon Bits, Virginia Peanuts, , Use the meat from a grocery store roasted chicken. Remove skin

Flying Jacob2021-05-05T11:59:07-05:00

It’s Like They Didn’t Even Try

I really wanted to love Dove Beauty Refillable Deodorant, but it's like they didn't even try. It has everything you could want in a consumable product. And by 'consumable' I mean something you use over and over again until it runs out and you buy more, not because you eat it. It's adorable, it smells nice, it's compact, it has a slick design, it's eco

It’s Like They Didn’t Even Try2021-05-04T11:17:43-05:00

Pork Zucchini Stir Fry

This pork zucchini stir fry is a delicious and easy meal to throw together last minute on a Tuesday when you have no idea what to prepare for dinner. It can be made with ground pork, ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken. Really, any ground meat would work well in this recipe. I used ground pork because that's what I had thawed and ready

Pork Zucchini Stir Fry2021-03-12T10:28:20-06:00

About Redhead Ranting

Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

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