If you are like me, you have a lot of left over tin cans. They have a lot of uses, pencil holders, craft organizers, I have even cut out the top and bottom and screwed it to the barn wall to hold brooms and rakes! However, today I am going to share a much more fun use for tin cans. Check out these cute cans!
It's getting to be that time of year. Cold, snowy and just a difficult time for our fine feathered friends outside. I imagine it's hard for a bird to find food during winter with no plants blooming and no worms spending much time on the surface of the ground. Having snow on the ground would make it even harder. This is why I always keep my bird feeders full during cold weather. When I have time, I even make little bird cakes to hang on the trees. They love them and the fat they are made with helps keep the birds plump and well insulated from the cold. I have four recipes that I like to use to make my bird cakes. They are all easy and pretty quick to make. Making them is a great family activity, perfect for the holidays.
If you are like many households, you are drowning in candy after Halloween. Whether it's from your children's haul or left overs because you bought to much or didn't have many kids, you look at all that chocolate and think "what am I going to do with all this?" Well, I have a great idea for what you can do with all that chocolate candy, though I have to confess, it's NOT any less fattening, it's creative, pretty and really delicious!
I love making Halloween decorations! I have to force myself not to make them the whole month of October, because if I did that, I would have to start renting a storage space just to house them! That being the case, I have to carefully choose only the coolest crafts to make, and this one definitely qualifies. I saw this on You Tube and I immediately knew I had to do it. The ghosts are adorable to sit or to hang! The shirts are really spooky and great to sit in the corner of any room. This is how to make them.....
Say Goodbye to Summer and Have Fun Doing It!
I know it seems hard to believe but summer is coming to a close. The long, hot, lazy days have already gone bye bye for many people and the cooler temperatures are taking over more and more frequently. Autumn is arriving and even though that is exciting, have you said good bye to summer?
Summer has arrived!. Long, lazy days and fun in the sun; the perfect time for a cookout. But cookouts are so common, what can you do to make yours different and special? Make it a Mexican fiesta! Everyone loves Mexican food, but instead of doing the same old tired taco/burrito menu, make traditional cookout food but with a Mexican flair! Here's some great recipes to make your fiesta cookout the most memorable ever!
The weather here has been so bad recently. Snow and more snow in the middle of March! Oh well, I am using it as an excuse to try new soup recipes because I love to eat soup on cold and snowy days.
Since it is so close to St. Patrick's Day, I decided to try an Irish recipe for soup. It turned out really yummy. I really love cabbage soup and this one has some pretty unusual ingredients. Enjoy!
Updated for 2019
I know that savory bread pudding may sound kind of unusual, but actually in the past it used to be quite common, especially in England. Bread pudding of all kinds has been around for centuries, because it was an easy way to use up left over bread and other food. In the past food was much harder to come by than it is today and wasting it was simply not done.
St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to enjoy savory bread pudding. It's a great full meal for vegetarians, or if you prefer, you could add meat like bacon or ham. It also makes a great side dish.
If you have ever seen a movie of A Christmas Carol, you remember the scene of the Cratchit family's Christmas dinner. At the end of the meal, Mrs. Cratchit brings in a very small, but elegant flaming dessert....a plum pudding. After tasting, Bob Cratchit declares it is the best she has ever made, in all the years of their marriage. She beams in delight at the compliment.
She should beam! Plum pudding is not easy to make, and even harder to make well, especially with the equipment they had back in the time of A Christmas Carol! Luckily, as time has passed, the equipment has improved and with it, the recipe has gotten easier. It is still a complex recipe with many ingredients, but it is one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring desserts that you can make and serve at any dinner. Let's take a look at how it's
Updated for 2019!
With the easy availability and low price of apples this time of year, this is a great recipe to have. It is a beautiful and delicious addition to a family get together or office party. Everybody has heard of pineapple upside down cake, but not many have ever heard of apple upside down cake, let alone eaten one!
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