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Cut-Up Couture

Upcycling guide. Image via Sew Daily shop. Do you subscribe to Sew Daily’s email newsletter? The Sew Daily site is a product of Interweave, a publisher of sewing and other craft books. The newsletter highlights projects and books designed to keep creative juices flowing. A recent email featured “Cut-Up Couture,” a book on upcycling men’s […]

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What They Made: Baby beard

My sister-in-law made this for Paul! Check out Paul’s latest head wear: a crocheted hat and beard, stitched with love by his Aunt D! Way cool.She got the idea from the December issue of Real Simple. I’ve seen the baby beard pop up in Etsy, too. Anyhoo, she saw it and thought, “I can make […]

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Some stuff I’ve made lately

Following are few notes on my recent doings and whatnot: Green-and-gold socks and brownies. Packers brownies, for consumption during an American football contest featuring the Green Bays. Nutty and sweet. Pecan pie for Thanksgiving, per my father’s request. (He doesn’t care for pumpkin pie. I, on the other hand, could eat pumpkin pie daily. A […]

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Recommended Reading: Wildwood

Recommended Reading highlights articles, books, and sites that I think are worth checking out. Satisfaction is finishing a good, thick book. When I’m not reading books with the words “baby” or “management” in their titles (strangely, I have not read a book with both “baby” AND “management” in the title — yet), I like a good […]

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Cook’s Illustrated challenge: Salt-Baked Potatoes

Baked on a bed of salt. “If someone told me they were a baked-potato aficionado, I’d turn tail,” I told Mark while making this recipe. “It’s like saying, ‘Hi, I’m the most boring person you’ll meet today.’” So now you know where I stand on baked potatoes. It’s not that I don’t like baked potatoes. […]

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Cook’s Illustrated challenge: Recognition!

 Big-time national recognition! Woot! Guess who got a shout out from AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN? Me! Or actually, Sie macht. GO ME! Click here to read the post. Sie macht was recognized in the weekly Blogger Spotlight at America’s Test Kitchen’s The Feed. I knew Chris Kimball couldn’t stay away. To be honest, I wasn’t very […]

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