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Rest In Peace

I visited my dad at the cemetery today. It was a beautiful day, just like the one when we buried him 14 years ago this month. I told all about the pandemic and what a crazy ride it had been since he died. The cemetery is a beautiful place with markers laid in the ground rather than standing up at the head of the grave.

Rest In Peace2020-10-10T21:04:21-05:00

Chicken Pot Pie

We're currently experiencing some warmer than usual temps in Minnesota., but last week when I made this we had a hard frost. There's nothing like a delicious chicken pot pie on a cold evening. If you're looking for comfort foods to feed the family this chicken pot pie is sure to please and you'll still have plenty of leftovers. I could have made three pies

Chicken Pot Pie2020-10-07T10:12:55-05:00

One Month Orangetheory Fitness Update

It's been one month since I did a free class at Orangetheory Fitness and subsequently signed up. I've been going twice a week for four weeks and feeling pretty good about it. At 54 I have all the aches and pains of people thirty years older than me. I recently had wrist surgery so that mucks things up a bit too. Mostly, at 54 I'm

One Month Orangetheory Fitness Update2020-09-30T12:39:02-05:00

K-Tel’s Music Express

K-Tel's Music Express is the first album I ever purchased with my own money. I was 9 and had saved my allowance for what seemed like forever so I could purchase this album. I had other albums - I had the soundtrack to American Graffiti, the soundtracks to all the Disney movies from that era - Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks,

K-Tel’s Music Express2020-09-24T13:19:58-05:00

Homemade Tomato Soup – Super Easy & Delicious!

I grew up on Campbell's Tomato Soup. It was the meal of the sick and infirm in my house. Caught a cold? Here's some Campbell's Tomato Soup. Get your finger slammed in the car door? Have a bowl of piping hot canned soup. Got dumped? Here's some soup - heat it up in the microwave. Nothing beats tomato soup with a grilled cheese

Homemade Tomato Soup – Super Easy & Delicious!2020-09-14T15:15:45-05:00

Homemade Tomato Soup – Super Easy & Delicious!

Homemade Tomato Soup - Super easy homemade tomato soup. Can be made with fresh tomatoes or canned. Perfect comfort food for those cold winter nights. - butter, onion, tomatoes, water or broth, salt, , In a large pot melt half a stick of butter and add one chopped onion sauté for about 3 minutes until onions become fragrant. Add the tomatoes and their juice and

Homemade Tomato Soup – Super Easy & Delicious!2020-09-14T15:23:00-05:00

Who Wants to Discuss Cobra Kai?

First of all - no spoilers - so don't worry if you haven't seen the series Cobra Kai yet. OMG why haven't you watched Cobra Kai yet? Seriously, go out and watch it now. Sorry if there are any typos, I'm writing this while watching Cobra Kai. I couldn't wait to share this with everyone because this is the thing that makes up for 2020.

Who Wants to Discuss Cobra Kai?2020-08-30T13:00:13-05:00

You Know You’re Parenting Right When Your Child Threatens Emancipation

I don't care much for either Kellyanne Conway or her husband George, but I have to give them both props for parenting. Clearly they are doing something right if their daughter, Claudia Conway, hates both of them. Claudia Conway has been outspoken about both of her parents and their jobs. She is quite active on TikTok and Twitter and claims her parents have abused her.

You Know You’re Parenting Right When Your Child Threatens Emancipation2020-08-24T14:55:04-05:00

WAP is Empowering? Yeah, No.

We survived Madonna masturbating live at the VMA awards in 1984, we survived Prince doing the same just about every time he performed, and we survived George Michael express his desire for sex, we will survive WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. The song has been heralded as the epitome of female empowerment, and maybe being vulgar and exploiting yourself is - in

WAP is Empowering? Yeah, No.2020-08-20T16:28:36-05:00

Apple Pie in a Jar

This is such a fun and easy recipe to make with the kids. Apple Pie in a Jar looks adorable and tastes delicious with all those fall flavors coming together. I love apple pie, but it's a chore to make, even with store bought pie crust (which is how my family has made pies for generations). Using crumbled oatmeal cookies is the key to this

Apple Pie in a Jar2020-08-19T09:20:38-05:00

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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