Indiana Jeff and the Coffee Aisle of Doom


Roughly six months ago on a lazy Saturday morning, I crawled out of bed with one eye open and trudged into the kitchen to make the morning coffee for my girlfriend and me. Not suspecting the horrible fate awaiting me, I poured a fresh pot of water into the coffee maker, inserted the filter, and […]

Grammy Hamblett’s Ham Sauce

Mix the following in the top pan of a double boiler: 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons dry mustard 1 pre-beaten egg yolk (no white) 1 cup light cream (you can use milk if you don’t have cream) 1 tablespoon flour 1/2 cup regular vinegar (cider or colored vinegar) Heat in double boiler. Stir constantly. When […]

Crustless Veggie Quiche

Half a bag of baby spinach Half an onion, chopped Half a red pepper, chopped Six large eggs 8 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese (low fat) 1/3 cup of Half and Half Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 F Saute onions and peppers. Put eggs, Half and Half and cheese into a bowl […]

Grammy Gare’s Polka Dot Cookies

½ pound (2 sticks) butter, creamed with 2 cups granulated sugar. Beat with 2 eggs and 5 tsp vanilla. Add 3 cups sifted flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 ½ tsp salt Stir well. Makes a fairly stiff dough. Separate dough in two sections and make rolls of the dough. Put the two rolls (each […]

Pat’s Strawberry Salad

2 Packages Strawberry Jello 2 cups boiling water 2 10oz packages frozen strawberries 1 2/3 cups of crushed canned pineapple drained 2 Bananas diced 2 Tbsp Lemon juice Dissolve jello in boiling water. Add frozen strawberries , stir to break up. Add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Serve garnished with Cool Whip. […]

Aunt Elie’s Best Ever Caramels

2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 2 sticks butter or margarine (do not use corn oil margarine) 1 cup light Karo syrup 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract Grease pan well or line with waxed paper, either a 9”x9” or 7 ½” x 11”. Mix ingredients well […]

Molasses Cookies

¾ cup margarine (okay to substitute unsalted butter) 1 cup sugar 1 egg ¼ cup molasses (gold label) 2 tsp Baking soda 2 cups sifted flour ½ tsp. Cloves ½ tsp Ginger 1 tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Salt Melt margarine in 3 of 4 qt saucepan over low heat. Remove and let cool. Add sugar, […]

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PayPal Postage on the Dymo LabelWriter

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Double Entry Accounting – From an Engineer’s Perspective

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My Woodworking Workbench


This is my interpretation of the classic woodworking bench.