Carroll Lumber and Carroll Design Studio (Fairfield, Ottumwa) hired me to build their website.
I took digital pictures of their showroom, met with them twice, and now their site’s done.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this gallery is War and Peace.
(Note: These have recently been moved, and some of the links don’t work. If you get stuck somewhere, use your browser’s Back button. I hope to have the links fixed soon!)
I started making this recipe because it appeals to the Lazy Girl in me by honoring the creed of skipping any unnecessary or tedious step – in this case cooking the lasagna noodles.
The original recipe calls for a half-pound of ground beef, but as a vegetarian I’ve never made it that way. Sometimes I substitude a half-pound of sliced button mushrooms, but the recipe works just fine without either — making a satisfying cheese lasagne.
Try adding extra mozzarella and/or parmesan, or throwing spinach or zucchini into the sauce, or even layering some olives or roasted red peppers when assembling the lasagne for a bit of a gourmet touch.
This bread machine recipe only uses the bread machine to mix the dough itself. The rest of the work you do by hand, including rolling and forming the rolls and baking them in the oven. The dough is extraordinarily sticky and gummy, so it’s a pain to roll out ’cause it sticks to everything. The ingredients for the caramel topping sound really strange, but this recipe is definitely worth trying if you’re craving something that’ll GIVE YOU DIABETES!
Dhal Makhani is one of my absolutely favorite Indian dishes. It’s rich, complex, flavorful, and with rice makes a complete protein. I order it all the time when I go out for Indian food.
These were all made my me, by request from Necktie.
Feel free to use them. A link back would be lovely.
I really like this recipe as it is. It makes a very hearty, mild chili that is exceptionally filling – especially with grated cheddar and sour cream on it, and cornbread on the side!
My personal variation is to decrease the cocoa by 1 Tbsp. and increase the chili power by 1-2 Tbsp. to make it spicier. It also doesn’t hurt to throw in a can of diced green chilis, either.
Ultimate Vegetarian Chili
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 onions, chopped
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 green (or red or yellow!) peppers, deseeded and diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (28 oz.) can, undrained, of tomatoes, chopped
1 cup water
1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups fresh or frozen corn
1/2 cup bulgur wheat
salt and pepper to taste
cilantro for garnish (optional)
In a large pan, saute the onions and spices. Add peppers and garlic for 1 min. Add cocoa, tomatoes, and water; bring to a boil. Add kidney and black beans, corn and bulgur. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until bulgur is cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To serve, sprinkle with cilantro.
– If you’re complaining (“Those aren’t your blinkies! You stold one from my friend who didn’t give you PERMISSION because s/he foolishly believes that someone will pay her/him for making animated GIFs! WAAAH!”), please be certain to include your email address so I can contact you. If you don’t, I’ll delete your message.
The blinkies below were all taken from sites that allowed free ‘adoption’. I realize some of them might just possibly have been on those sites without their makers’ permission (gasp!), but since I think the widespread ‘culture’ of blinky-makers is absurd I’d like to place my argument here.
Blinkies are silly and should be free
These little images are perfectly adorable (no doubt about that!) , but they’re not valuable. Copy-protecting a blinky is like locking an empty pop can up in a safe: no one cares about the nickel but you.
I’m not making any money posting these images here, and I sure as hell ain’t hurting anyone by giving these childish little images free exposure. I mean, come on, people. They’re blinkies. Any good graphic artist could crank out hundreds per day; we we all know they have no monetary value whatsoever.
If you really do own one or more of the adopted blinkies shown here and you want me to remove them, naturally I will. Just contact me. But think about it: your work has made it to the site of a total stranger. Isn’t that the point? Do you really think I’m damaging your livlihood somehow by showcasing your work for free? Are you honestly offended that I liked your work enough to want a copy of my own?
Just a thought.
Now: on to the blinkies!