Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament- Holiday Kid Crafting

A few years ago, I started making a homemade ornaments for family. This year’s ornament is a yarn wrapped tree. It is simple but still festive and so many ways to personalize (sports theme, favorite colors). Better yet it is a quick activity to do with kids of most ages. Use your imagination and yarn […]

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Brunchish Garden Fresh Cheesy Egg Bake

So many adjectives! Cheesy, brunch-y fresh, easy, versatile, quick,  unpretentious egg bake recipe is a great way to incorporate the vegetable bounty of your garden, CSA or grocery store. This time of year many are looking for ways to use up squash, this recipe will tackle at least four to five cups of that prolific […]

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ngọt: gingery sweet beans dessert recipe / chè đậu gừng

Hopefully I did not lose you at beans for dessert. Stick with me on this.Bean desserts are common in Vietnamese cuisine (che đậu). Lots of variety and add-ins (pandan, coconut, tapioca pearls). They likely started with digestive benefit in mind, which for this recipe is hypothetically applied given the ginger (gừng). You should just eat […]

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ngọt: sweet Vietnamese coffee jello recipe / thạch cà phê sữa đá

thạch cà phê sữa đá / sweet vietnamese coffee jello recipe Cà phê sữa đá is basically jet fuel with sweetened condensed milk. Big on flavor, caffeine and sweet. Decidedly Vietnamese for sure.  Cảm ơn / thank you / to Amy at thatwinsomegirl.blogspot.com for posting her recipe. She had way prettier cubes than I did but the […]

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Recipe Trial: Potsticker Miso Soup

This week I gave the February 2015 Real Simple Miso Potsticker and Snap Pea Soup recipe a whirl. I do not have much experience with miso cooking and the recipe seemed ‘simple’ enough (and it was).  I did find that it needed more salt, more ginger, less water (this time was I used about 1/2 […]

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Simple Novelty Blanket Tutorial

“Chancho, when you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It’s for fun.” – Nacho. Need a last minute Father’s Day gift? How about this simple Nacho Libre minky-backed blanket? This tutorial is perfect for all the fun novelty fabric out there, lets you really personalize the gift. I promise this […]

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