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“Green” St. Patty’s Day Wreath

March 6, 2012 in Projects by Cat

So with St. Patty’s Day right around the corner I thought I better get my booty working on a new wreath so that all of our neighbors and guests knew which holiday is approaching next.  We thought through all of the “traditional” wreath making supplies i.e., ribbon, fabric, St. Patty’s themed merchandise to smatter it with, but they all seemed so boring. Read the rest of this entry →

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Happy P Day! Celebrate with an edible George Washington cake!

February 20, 2012 in Food, News, Projects by Mullie

Today is our third favorite February holiday, behind Groundhog’s Day and our anniversary but still beating out Valentine’s Day, yes of course I’m talking about P Day!!  Also known as President’s Day.  And George Washington’s Birfday. Whateva you call it, we love it, being patriotic Americans and whatnot. So of course the extended Mullinax Clan gets together in St. Joe to celebrate the holiday and we decided the best way to celebrate was to create a bust of George Washington made of sugar!  But could such a project really be completed in a limited amount of time without spending a billion dollars? The celebration was to be on Saturday and on Friday morning the Fondant George wasn’t even an idea yet…

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Eggnog Whoopie Pies Recipe

December 18, 2011 in Food by Cat

While trimming the tree this season I was inspired to create an eggnoggy tasty treat.  After a couple of tries this is what I finally came up with.  The recipe is based upon homemade eggnog because I abhor grocery store eggnog.  Though I cannot attest to the results, it seems feasible that purchased eggnog could be used to save a little time.  If you do decide to make your own eggnog it’s best to prepare it along with the eggnog pastry cream a day ahead to allow for proper cooling.

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Yoko-Ono-Yaki

December 14, 2011 in Food by Mullie

We used to have a wonderful restaurant in Overland Park called One Bite that introduced us to the Okonomi-Yaki, a Japanese savory pancake/omelet dish that we love. One Bite has a few variations, including the Cheese Bomb Yaki that was super tasty! Unfortunately, One Bite is closing it’s doors!   They promised to return in 2012 in the form of a new restaurant in Kansas City’s Westport area (One Bite Sama Zama?!?), but in the mean time I decided had to try to recreate a yaki of my very own. This dish was based off of JustHungry‘s Okonomiyaki, Osaka style.  When I began, I was planning on following the recipe, but by the time I was done gathering ingredients, I had Americanized it, or rather Mullieized it.  I decided that it probably isn’t a traditional Okonomiyaki, so this is my Yoko-Ono-Yaki, because Yoko Ono is sorta Asian like this dish.

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Chipotle Margarita Pickled Onions

October 3, 2011 in Food by Cat

These boozy onions are delicious on tacos…and sandwiches…and burgers…and pizza…and salads…and ya know, pretty much everything.  You should give ‘em a try, yo!
Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Tequilla
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt (or more to desired taste)
  • 2 Red Onions, sliced and blanched 15 seconds

Directions: Combine and refrigerate for a at least a few hours up to a couple of weeks. The longer they sit, the more margarita-y they will be.

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Shed project – Summer 2011

September 28, 2011 in Projects by Mullie

We tore down the big shed and built a smaller guy under part of our deck.  This was one of our Summer 2011 projects!

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The West Memphis Three are FREE!!!

August 19, 2011 in News by Cat

Today is a monumental day for the American justice system! The West Memphis Three are free on an Alford Plea in which they must plead guilty, but may maintain their innocence. It’s a complicated way to save ass on the prosecutor’s part, while making it blatantly obvious they do not believe the men are guilty.  If the prosecutor’s office believe they were guilty then two men with life sentences and another man that was on death row hours ago would not be walking free as I speak. Congratulations and good luck Damien, Jesse, and Jason! We here at Recycled Kitty are over joyed with today’s events and are proud supporters! It’s not over yet, their names and records must be cleared, but today is a great victory for three young men confined for 18 long, undeserved years!

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80/35 Music Festival – Des Moines, IA – July 2-3, 2011

July 7, 2011 in Food, Music, News by Mullie

Last week I saw an ad for the 80/35 music festival in Des Moines.  The lineup seemed pretty sweet, especially considering the price was only $60 for both days.   If I would have bought tickets a few months ago, I could have gotten a ticket for $35 (!), which is a mind blowing deal when you look at comparable festivals.  So I went ahead and checked for hotel availability in the area and found a Marriott that was like 3 blocks away from the festival.   Cat’s brother agreed to come over and dog-sit, so we bought tickets and were set for our impromptu vacation. Read the rest of this entry →

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Father’s Day Smoked Brisket & Bean BBQ

June 25, 2011 in Food by Mullie

I know Father’s Day was technically last week, but we are celebrating this weekend instead with a tasty BBQ on Sunday.   So we’re firing up the smoker and doing all the work on Saturday, so we can roll in to my folks place with a bunch of already prepared food and we can spend the time with the family instead of cooking. Here’s a quick run-down of our menu, followed by recipes for the stuff we came up with: Smoked BBQ Beef Brisket (dry rubbed and smoked with apple wood), Brioche Buns (She Simmers), Smoked BBQ Beans, Bread & Butter Pickles, Mango Slaw, and Asparagus and Potato Salad with Riesling-Tarragon Vinaigrette (Food & Wine) Read the rest of this entry →

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Haircut Time for the Rabbits!

June 25, 2011 in Dogs, News by Mullie

We woke up and found our dogs had given each other haircuts!