Wicked Pickles

Recipe 02/01/2008

Check out the kitchen for a new to us recipe.

New Posts 01/30/2008

A funny and In Heat.

menus posted 01/30/2008

Check out the kitchen for some lifestyle changes and some menus to go with.  Recipes soon to follow. 

Crap Paper 01/26/2008

Two new posts dealing with scrap paper.  Here and here.

There is an update, pictures, recipes, life changes, medical updates and other things to post in the near future.  I just need to find time in my day, week, month, life.  Lets just say it has be very busy around here.  Stay tuned.

Quick Update 01/15/2008

Just a quick note to say that Old Fashioned Education is working wonderfully so far.  Chip is complaining that there is no free reading time.  We tried to point out that when he gets his work done THAT is his free reading time.  My hope is he will start to embrace the living books and classics set forth in this curriculum.  I wish I had found this when we first started homeschooling, things would be VERY different now if I had. 

Tomorrow night Cool is working his second job so the kids and I are going to have a pancake picnic.  IF they get their work done and behave during the day we will watch Wife Swap.  If they don't we will probably read aloud.  Either way we win.

We decided the begining of the week to switch piano teachers.  I had to tell our teenage piano teacher that we were not coming back.  She was very gracious and even offered to talk to the other teacher about the kids progress.  I felt so bad.  I almost cried.  In the long run it will save me about 5 hours a week in sitting and excess running to and fro.  I know the kids LOVE their new teacher, I just hope the teacher/student relationship doesn't get between them.

All in all, besides being depressed about winter and worried about Cool, it has been a great start to the week.  I really want to get back on and blog more but where does the time come from?


Sorry I haven't been posting anything os substance lately.  Alot has been going down around here.  You can read all about it here.  I plan on posting menus, recipes, pictures and science experiements soon but until then you can read why I haven't been posting.


Now, I thought I was the meanest mom on the planet living in Iowa.  At least that is what I have been told.   But this woman outshines me.  Check it out!  Meanest Mom on Planet

I'm Shameless 01/06/2008

Why is Gerkin shameless you might ask?  BECAUSE...I WANT TO WIN THIS MIXER!!!!!  Uhhum, sorry, lost my mind there for a sec.  I have asked Cool for one of these every year for Christmas since we were married.  By winning this I can let him off the hook.  You see, I am not totally self absorbed...I genuinely care and am worried about the pressure I have put Cool under all these years.  Winning this would definately lower his stress level AND would assist me in the preparation of meals.  A win-win situation if you ask me!  Check it out!

A Cowboy’s Wife is having a contest on her food blog! You can win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible!

The Prize:


The winner will receive a brand new
Hamilton Beach 4.5-qt. Eclectrics Stand Mixer, Pineapple Yellow
!! About the mixer:

From Hamilton Beach’s “Eclectrics” line, this all-metal stand mixer comes with a host of accessories - a Flat Beater for cakes and cookies, a Dough Hook for bread and a Wire Whisk for whipped cream or pudding. The 4.5-qt. stainless steel bowl comes with a Pouring Shield that helps prevent splattering while in operation. The pouring shield has a built-in chute for adding ingredients. Powered by 400 watts, the stand mixer has a two-way mixing action to ensure all ingredients are incorporated into the mix. The quick-release, tilt-up head assists when removing the bowl. 9 x 14 x 14-in. When you’re ready for a kitchen re-do, don’t call in the carpenters! Instead, “counterscape” your kitchen with Hamilton Beach’s retro-designed, affordably priced electrics in happy, sun-saturated colors. Their “Eclectrics” line includes updates to those classic appliances from the 1950s. All of their “Eclectrics” are available in six colors: Apple Green, Moroccan Red, Pineapple Yellow, Intrigue Blue, Sugar White and Licorice Black.

A Picture A Day 01/05/2008

Check out A Picture A Day by clicking the link above.