I don’t like to use resealable bags and try to avoid them. However, they do come in very handy sometimes and since my motto is to “live as green as practically possible”, I have on occasion thrown veggies or some bread in a plastic bag to save them from certain doom. As opposed to throwing the bags away, I clean them and reuse them and my kitchen countertop sometimes resembles a laundromat as they are waiting to dry. Continue reading Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – Reusing Resealable Bags
I make pancakes almost every weekend, and even though I sometimes try new recipes, I always go back to a very basic one I have used for years now – not even sure where I got it. Continue reading Tried and True Pancake Recipe
Have you ever eaten a fruit and just stuck its pit into the ground to see what would happen? My grandmother was one of those people who actually did that. With her curiosity to see what would happen, combined with and the greenest thumb I had ever seen, she managed to grow a smorgasbord of plants, including a pineapple plant. I actually watched her finish a peach, contemplate the pit for a few moments, then stick it into a pot with some soil and successfully got it to grow. Despite the genetic connection, my thumb ended up with a paler shade of brownish-green, and so far, my gardening success has been contained to houseplants and growing a few herbs in the window.
This Shortbread Cookie recipe is ridiculously easy and since it bothered me to only use 3 ingredients, I added salt and vanilla to the mix, just to make me feel like it was worth my while :). But seriously, you simply need sugar, flour and butter and you have yourself some buttery, tender goodness, waiting to be dunked into hot chocolate while curling up in front of a good movie… Continue reading Basic Shortbread Recipe
I always dislike throwing anything away, even if it goes into the recycling can, so I had a few tin cans waiting to be repurposed. Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner I decided to turn the cans not only into cookie cutters, but gift containers to hold my Valentine’s shortbread cookies as well. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Cookies in a Can
My husband sorted out one of his dress shirts, and after having turned a large portion into a dress for my daughter, I had some remnants laying around that begged to get a new lease on life as well. Becoming a cat toy was probably not on top of their list, but cat toy they became… Continue reading The Cat’s Meow – Refillable Catnip Toy