Dorm Room Duvet Cover

            Your dorm room bed is most likely your sofa as well. It. Will. Get. Dirty. A great way to protect your new comforter is a duvet cover that is quick to remove and will…

Zucchini Casserole

As usual my garden has produced way more zucchini than I can even begin to use.  Luckily I love this versatile vegetable and will find many uses for it over the course of this summer.  One of my favorites is…

Tire Ottoman

A few years ago I had a fire that melted my car down to a pile of goo.  It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadn’t just made my last car payment. But needless to say the car…

Ripple Cowl

              We’ve all heard it: Christmas in July. I decided to give it a try and get a homemade gift ready to go. I am not an avid crocheter but I do enjoy it…

Red, White and Blue

            July 4th is right around the corner. As a hostess gift or to spice up your own holiday decor, this simple to make picture frame fits the bill. With a few items purchased from…

Almond Poppy Seed Cake

I took ideas from a number of other sources, played with them, and combined them into this delicious balance of flavors.  And since the basic rule is three changes to any recipe makes it new and original, this cake is…

8 Simple Teacher Gifts to Make

Teachers work hard in a highly rewarding but often thankless profession. I know.  I’ve been teaching English for the last 21 years.  Especially at this time of year when things are so hectic and teachers are under serious time constraints…

Peanut Butter Caramel Pretzel Bites

                  All the great flavors in one tasty bite. I invite you to try these easy, quick candies that require only microwave melting and candy chopping in a delectable bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one crunch!  …

5 Kitchen Solutions for the Garden

  Although I don’t live a strict organic lifestyle, I do try to keep my garden chemical free. I am always looking for simple solutions to keep my small garden pest free. And by pests I mean everything from slugs…

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

                Church cookbooks have the best recipes. I am famous for these cookies but they come from a vintage church cookbook and haven’t been tweaked at all. The credit goes to dear Mrs.…

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