Basic book binding: making advance reader copies more shelf-stable

Bookbinding is a true craft and in no way is this post a reflection of its true breadth and depth. However, over the last several years I have added reviewing, mostly children’s books, to my repertoire. Frequently publishers send advance reading copies out for reviews, meaning that they may be unbound, not through final proof, […]

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Roasted Pepper and Chard Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

I love quiche, frittata, egg-bakes, what-evers as a way to use up fridge items and make an all things consider quick healthy meal. They also make great hearty brunch dishes and weekday leftovers. this version uses sweet potato slices for a ‘crust’, inspired by one of those DIY videos that scroll through your news feed. […]

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Paper Plate Art Toddler Activity

Nothing fancy but a fun quick craft activity with my two year old pterodactyl. We colored, traced stamped and stickered up several paper plates for festive fridge decoration (hello shamrock!) and greeting ‘cards’. Momma cut the center shape (heart, clover, etc) out at the end, but older kiddos could certainly practice scissor skills.   I did […]

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Spiced Pear Maple Bread Pudding Recipe

I am not a typically bread pudding fan, however, I love french toast and also creating food that uses up items from my ‘well-stock’ larder. I freeze baguettes to use soups, make bread crumbs (and now bread pudding). I make up up big batches of  french toast to serve (breakfast for dinner club!) and freeze […]

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Broken Heart Glass Candy Recipe

This simple candy recipe is usually found around the Christmas Holiday, but why not use it year round for last minute treat requests. It is simple, pretty quick and not a ton of clean up albeit maybe not the safest to make with the little due to super hot and sticky part (except the breaking/whacking […]

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