Elephants on Parade Pattern Update

elephants_wide   I found something that truly pleases me to share with you today.  It is the written pattern instructions for the crocheted Elephants on Parade Baby Blanket Edging. Recently I was perusing some of my ancient documents on the computer. (OK,  I started with the intent to clean stuff out and ended up reading and enjoying it. […] More→

Simply Stylish and Easy Appetizers

2 recipes for easy and sophisticated appetizers I love appetizers.  Have you ever ordered up several plates of appetizers in a restaurant to share with your girlfriends instead of a big ole’ meal?  Fun isn’t it?  In the spirit of keeping the fun going in the kitchen as well as the rest of the party when I’m serving appetizers at home, I […] More→

Cabbage Steaks Recipe Grilled or Baked

cabbage sqrwtrmk I have rediscovered cabbage as a veggie in this Cabbage Steak recipe. I mean, I’ve had cabbage before….you know, coleslaw or with potatoes and corned beef on St. Patties . The Cabbage Steaks recipe has vaulted cabbage into a whole new food realm for me. (Not that one should ‘sling the slaw’. Ahem.)  It was […] More→

Summer Porridge or Refrigerator Oatmeal

Summer Porridge is a delightful and thrifty breakfast. I stumbled across dozens of pictures of beautiful and fruity Summer Porridge  jars while looking for a recipe for overnight oatmeal online. My interest in cooked oatmeal suddenly vanished and I absolutely had to try this Euro breakfast classic. It called for the most delightful things — Old fashioned Oats, milk, Greek yogurt, and fruit […] More→

Self-watering Mason Jar Planter DIY

funnel_tucked It was so fun to make this self-watering mason jar planter.  It allows me to plant it and forget  it. A self-watering planter  solves my problem of being able to leave on  trips or simply forgetting a plant, and having the comforting thought that it will probably survive.  As you might guess, I don’t usually keep […] More→
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