Classic Peanut Brittle with a Cayenne Kick

I feel a little behind in my holiday baking this year but made some time to plan out baking to share with neighbors. A few of my favorites made the list right away (mystery cookies, Mexican wedding cakes and gingerbread). While ‘thinking’ I heard the bag of peanuts singing a song of  brittle from my […]

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Barney Google and the Applesauce Cake: Vintage Recipes from my Kitchen Today

This is a tale of two baked goods whipped up on different days but from the same awesome vintage cookbook, courtesy of Trinity Treasures (from Trinity Episcopal in Everett, WA a la 1965). I love love love cooking out of vintage recipe books, it is a something of a challenge, in part that recipes are written […]

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Mending a Sleeve and Sheet Tear: Hemming and Hawing returns

  It has been a few years since I posted about mending and hemming but I only have so many tricks up my sleeves and it isn’t my faaaave – orite thing to do, so naturally falls down the to-do list. That said, I periodically need to mend my husband’s shirts, right below his elbow. Most […]

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Fresh Nursery Wall Art Ideas: Decoupage, Glue, Sew and Staple

A share of easy and sometimes quick wall art crafts ideas I made for the little tot’s room. I shared a post where I made garland from greeting cards and gift bags [Here is that post!]. Well, I had quite a few left over…. so I cut more in coordinating colors, including gift bags, and then […]

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Collection of Little Treasures

Just a show and tell of a recent weekend of treasure hunting and gathering with my Mom (dad and hubby too, but not as much enthusiasm). I include links for reference and my memory, no conflicts of interest here. Destinations include: Port Gamble, Kingston, SODO, Beacon Hill, and hometown delivered. Exhibit 1: Vintage Pyrex Refrigerator […]

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Such as the tree is, such is the fruit – Amish-Dutch Sausage Egg Pie

Inspired by another recent vintage cookbook acquisition from abebooks.com! Innocently flipping through the pages of the 1960 Amish-Dutch Cookbook, the second recipe presented caught my eye. Why? Not quite sure but it must have been my inner pie putting out the vibe or the mention of anchovy paste (do not fear) and cloves. I enjoyed […]

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