Anyone who has children knows that holidays mean candy and sweets, whether it be a box of chocolates for Valentines Day, candy canes at Christmas or the piles of candy they receive at Easter and Halloween. My sweet little boys are already full of natural energy, so I wanted to create a Valentine's gift that didn't include a bunch of sugar. As ...read more
Have you heard about Cartwheel - the app that Target has recently launched? I've been using it on my smartphone for the last 3 months and I absolutely love it! About 700 regularly updated coupon offers are available through the app for in store savings. Cartwheel keeps track of your savings and in the few months that I've been using it, I've saved ...read more
Where in the world have I been? I had no idea you could purchase these cute little paper straws! When I saw them I was immediately reminded of my childhood. It brought me right back to the red stained lips and tongue that was caused by those yummy, sugary and often soggy pixie sticks we used to eat as kids. With Valentines Day quickly approaching and ...read more
Introducing my Superbowl epicurean triumph!
Tender slow cooked pork with rosemary and dark morello cherries piled on a toasted sandwich bun topped with caramelized onions and crunchy coleslaw. Mmmmmm.
This melt in your mouth sandwich is so easy to put together and bursts with flavor! If you are on a gluten free diet or trying to watch your carbohydrate ...read more
My Daughter in Law Emily sewed the sweetest vintage apron for me this year . When she asked what I might like for Christmas, it was one of the first things that came to my mind. I love aprons. Love how they look hanging up on hooks in the kitchen, love the vintage style of them and not just for decoration - both practical and pretty, I actually wear ...read more
On a recent trip to the fabric store, I overheard two women discussing what might be needed to try out rag quilting. Since I can rarely pass up an opportunity to talk quilting, I soon found myself playing "quilting tour guide", showing them the supplies they'd need in order to give it a try. This made me realize that there's likely plenty of ...read more
There is a certain nostalgia that accompanies popcorn. I especially love it drizzled in caramel and tossed with salty peanuts! This is a family recipe that has been passed down through the generations. It's easy, delicious and inexpensive to make.
You'll need: 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, 1 can sweetened condensed ...read more
If you've never heard of Baklawa, it is a distinctively delicious Middle Eastern pastry. People of Greek descent call this same desert Baklava. Either way you pronounce it, it's amazing! It's labor intensive to build a really good baklawa, but it's a labor of love - so worth it! Happily, the recipe makes a lot of servings!Start by chopping ...read more
Since I returned to my home in Arizona from Greece, I've really come to appreciate my home state. True, it's too hot much of the year, and there's only a small window of time in which I can enjoy wool hand knits, but the desert is beautiful. I find ways to indulge my passion for knitting and fiber - even in warm country. This is cotton farming ...read more
When the weather outside is frightful, I have to find creative ways to keep my children entertained. No more sending them off into the backyard to play. You know it's winter time at our house when the playroom is destroyed and I'm singing the theme songs to all the Disney channel cartoons. It nice to have some craft ideas on hand when the TV ...read more