Monthly Archives: November 2009

Chestnuts for the Holidays

November through the new year is always a busy time for our family and I feel like I’m always in the kitchen! Here’s one must have food tradition for our family – oven roasted chestnuts, the next best thing to roasting on an open fire. The key to making them easy to peel is to […]

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Basic Crackers Using a Stand Mixer

Crackers are one of the easiest, most versatile “quick breads” you can make. A basic cracker recipe contains just flour, fat, baking powder, and liquid. As for seasonings, anything goes! Once I discovered how quick and easy it was to make especially with the stand mixer doing all the work, I’ve not bought crackers since! […]

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Mei Tai Carrier Sewing Kit

Thank you all for the responses and pattern downloads! To make it even easier to sew your own unique baby carrier, I’ve assembled a sewing kit for this Mei Tai with the same durable fabric and components I use. The kit includes: 2 yards of solid black bottomweight twill fabric, 100% cotton 1 yard of […]

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Fall is the Best Time to Garden in Central Texas

If you’re wondering about my absence from the virtual world lately, it’s because I’ve been knee deep in my garden. The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous! In many ways, I much prefer to garden in the Fall than in the Spring. It is the best time to: get your plants in and/or plan out […]

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