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button, button who’s got the button?

I really like vintage buttons, and over time, I’ve collected two jars full of buttons just waiting to be made into something fabulous. I’ve created button-fruit napkins ala Martha. I’ve tried (unsuccessfully) to make button jewelry. I’ve done button-covered picture frames. And none of those projects even made a dent in my button stash. My […]

what’s wrong with the f word?

No, not that f word. Get your mind out of the gutter! I’m talking about feminism. The other day, somebody said I was a feminist. Although I am a feminist, through and through, it sort of surprised and appalled me to be called one. When I was in sixth grade I was given a creative […]

these are a few of my favorite things

In the spirit of counting my blessings and enjoying life, here goes: 1. Food. Almost nothing else gives me as much pleasure as cooking and eating good food. One of my biggest joys in life is preparing and/or sharing meals with the people I love. 2. Books. I’ve always been a bookworm, and to this […]

what? no f*ckin’ ziti, now?

In honor of the final episode of the Sopranos last night, I made AJ’s F*ckin’ Ziti, which isn’t the exact title of the recipe in the Sopranos’ Family Cookbook, but totally should be. Ziti seems easy enough to make: boil pasta, add sauce, top with cheese and bake, right? But so many times it comes […]

4 ways to go broke in 1 day

1. Renovate your kitchen. The granite counter tops and new sink are in (mostly), and they’re gorgeous. Pics to come as soon as the backsplash and faucet are installed. Which had better be tomorrow. Hear that, Jackson Stoneworks? Counter tops + sink + faucet = double the price of my first car 2. Realize that […]

they all turn into blueberries

Tony and I picked six pounds of organic blueberries on Sunday. Just today I’ve made: banana and  blueberry smoothies blueberry muffins roasted pork tenderloin with blueberry chutney And we still have a huge bowl of berries in the fridge and a bunch in the freezer too. What’s your favorite blueberry recipe?

the cheese stands alone

I never can seem to finish off a quart of buttermilk before it spoils, and I hate (HATE!) wasting food. So any time I have buttermilk in the fridge, I’m always looking for ways to use it up. Recently I ran across instructions for homemade ricotta courtesy of Lex Culinara. However, the metric measurements in […]