Looking for something fabulous to serve your family and friends over the Holidays?
I don't know about you but cheese just about always makes me smile, and this recipe has the perfect balance of salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy, and absolute melt in your mouth DELICIOUS.
Start by taking a wheel of brie cheese and cut ...read more
Your scrappy little forest of Pint Sized Pines, that is! It's that time of year to think about adding to your holiday decorations. So break out the scrap basket and stitch up some of these fun little firs.
Our Pint Sized Pines can be made using up small amounts of leftover yarn and recycled wine corks. There's actually two patterns ...read more
Remember those little cardboard advent calenders that you open a little door each day and take out a little piece of yummy chocolate candy? As a child it was such a fun way to count down days until Christmas. Since I admire those trendy buntings I see online so much, I decided to make a little bunting advent calendar for my girls to count ...read more
With the autumn days winging by, we're fast approaching the season of giving. In my neighborhood, the giving generally involves deliciously gooey baked goods or candy. I have a sweet tooth as much as the next gal, but by mid-December I'm good and tired of trying to dodge the gifted sweets threatening the 10 pounds it's taken me a year to lose!
So, ...read more
Transform your leftover fingering and sport weight yarn bits into whimsical little Toadstools to decorate your world. Knit in the round on double pointed needles, they come to life quickly, just like those that spring up in the wild! ♥
Small Amounts of Fingering to Sport Weight Yarn
Size 2.25 mm needles (double points or ...read more
In my younger years, I remember my dad regularly purchasing a jar with little cubes of cheese floating in an irresistibly seasoned marinated oil. I want to say that the cheese was blue cheese but I've always disliked the strong blue cheese flavor so either it became milder from sitting in the oil or it wasn't blue cheese at all. *shrug* ...read more
On my last visit, my Mom in law gave me a most welcome gift: a generous stack of hand-knit washcloths! Not only were they plentiful, they were lofty and thirsty, in a perfect size, round and scalloped. When I asked which pattern she used, she said it was one a former neighbor had given her. She wasn't sure she even still had it. I offered ...read more
You may remember my recent post, Easy Herb Preserving where I showed you how I preserve fresh basil and other herbs in olive oil. Having herbs from my garden year round is how I add big flavor to home-cooked meals and my family loves it.
Preserving garlic takes a bit more preparation, since the individual cloves need to be peeled. I spent ...read more
Early autumn in Utah usually brings the occasional cold, rainy day. I welcome the chill after the long weeks of 90 degree weather. I open all my sliding doors and windows and let the cool breeze air out the house. The gentle sound of rain goes perfectly with the savory smell of soup cooking on the stove and fresh bread browning in ...read more
Let's face it, Winter is raring and ready to go! Here in northern Utah, we went from temperatures in the high 80s to low 50's (F), in a matter of days! Sadly, I just went school clothes shopping and stocked up on warmer weather clothing. To solve this, I'm taking the frugal route - all of those brand new short sleeve t-shirts are going ...read more