Can anything that hangs on a ribbon or string be called a bunting?  It seems as though the term is used quite liberally in crafting circles, so I say yes 🙂 (ooh- garland!  Thanks for reminding me of that word in the comments that I couldn’t think of at 11pm when I wrote this! lol)…

Weekend Crafting: Valentine Heart & Ribbon Garland
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I have an obsession with wreaths lately.  I think it’s because they’re generally a doable project for me.  See, I’m sort of short-term crafter.  I like projects that I can look at, say “hey that’s cute”, go out and buy some stuff, and have it made and displayed the next day.  Any more than that…

Weekend Crafting: Valentine Rosette Wreath
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One of my most favorite meals in the whole world is a grilled steak (like a really really great steak) topped high with a pile of sweet caramelized onions.  Oh I’m thinking about it now, at 11pm, wishing I had one in front of me.  I have issues.  I should go get in bed, not…

How To: Caramelize Onions
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Every year about 3 days before the Super Bowl we start getting emails and comments asking when we’re doing a post about football party food.  And every year we say, “shoot, ya we should do that!”  So this year I actually thought about it ahead of time and put it on our calender so we…

Chili Con Queso Dip
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I discovered this recipe a few years ago when I was kind feeling lost in my life, a few months before Sara and I started this blog. It quickly became one of my favorites, something easy and yummy I could throw together for company and a little different from my old-standby Spaghetti and Meatballs. I’ve…

Linguine with Italian Turkey Meatballs
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So Kate and I both got big brown boxes in the mail yesterday     Big brown boxes filled with other boxes, filled with stacks of heavy things wrapped in brown paper.     I know, the suspense is killing you right?   It’s our boooook! We each got a shipment of advanced copies.    …

A Sneak Peek!
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One of the things I always have on hand at my house is a variety of citrus fruits.   I use lemons and limes all the time to perk up both sweet and savory dishes.  Another trick is to use oranges and grapefruits in your cooking.  It’s a healthy way to brighten everyday foods and it…

How To: Segment Citrus Fruit
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I love January. I know some people get the post-Christmas blues, but as much as I love the holiday season, I also love when it’s over. I always feel invigorated and renewed and full of motivation and energy to take on new projects, new hobbies, and new resolutions. Almost everyone I know makes a goal…

Healthy Food for the New Year
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Here’s some of our favorite appetizers to ring in the new year.  Happy 2011 to all of you!

New Year's Eve Appetizers
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This dip is full of things that are good (or at least not bad!) for you–hummus, light cream cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, chopped Kalamata olives, green onions, feta cheese, and a sprinkling of parsley. Plus, you can either scoop it up with whole-wheat pita chips or even vegetables. It’s a great variation of the classic Mexican 7-layer…

7-Layer Greek Dip
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I wasn’t planning on posting anything today, Kate and I are supposed to be on a blog-cation!  But I just finished making these and had to share.  See, the stomach flu attacked our house this week, right after it attacked our house last week.  So for almost 2 full weeks I’ve had at least one,…

Reindeer Food for Christmas Eve
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Remember back when Kate and I went to compete at the Better Homes and Gardens Blogger Cook-Off?  And we told you about all of the amazing food we ate?  Well the morning of the actual cook-off we had an awesome breakfast and this was one of the dishes served.  I remember thinking that it would…

Ham and Cheese Souffle Roll
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