Month: November 2012

Homemade Fire Starters

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diy / In Our Home / In the Craftroom

I love the chill of winter. The scent of snow and chimney smoke make me swoon. No matter my hurry, a crackling fire shifts me to pause if only briefly. I repurpose simple household items to make these useful goodies. Fire Starters paper egg cartons dryer lint cotton kitchen twine bees wax or leftover candle bits Place the wax/candles in an old can or jar with a wide mouth and place in a saucepan with […]

Snow Globe Cupcakes

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cakes / desserts & sweets / In the Craftroom / In the Kitchen

Ilove snow globes. When i see grand collections, a tinge of envy bubbles up; like plastic snowflakes in a whirl. It then turns to a settling calm, because, the last thing i need is another collection. Unless of course we are talking edible. Like these little darlings. This is an incredibly simple project perfect for your holiday table. Snow Globe Cupcakes 1 recipe of your favorite cupcake baked and cooled my favorite 1 recipe of […]

Simple Nut Tart

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desserts & sweets / In the Kitchen / pies & tarts

Dinner parties stump me sometimes. Being that I am trained in pastry, there is a certain expectation that dessert will be served. Andit will be from scratch. Normally not a problem, but i don’t always want to finish with a substantial & heavy dessert. Sometimes a simple nut tart served with strong coffee and paired with a bowl of clementines, is just the trick. Simple Nut Tart 1 pastry crust, pressed into an 8″ square […]