Cutting Board Conditioner

Here’s a great homemade gift. I’m also recapping Christmases past…. . . . → Read More: Cutting Board Conditioner

Mom’s Cleaner

Here’s a natural, homemade cleaner that will make your whole house smell wonderful. . . . → Read More: Mom’s Cleaner

Blood, Bones and Butter and Three Inspired-by Recipes

To be sure, there’s lots of food floating around in Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones & Butter, but I was inspired to make three recipes: Herbed Olives, Hummus and a Spicy-Sweet Whole Grain Mustard. . . . → Read More: Blood, Bones and Butter and Three Inspired-by Recipes

“In My Kitchen” January 2019

I’m not sure we were this good in 2018 but we got a lot of wonderful homemade and kitchen swag under the tree and in our stockings. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” January 2019

“In My Kitchen” November 2018

Along with a bit of kitchen gadgetry, I am sharing a craft that would be perfect for holiday gifts. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” November 2018

Homemade Gifts 2016

Here’s this year’s round up of our homemade gifts: infinity scarves, yard dice, cedar cacti planters, money boxes, cookbooks, book marks and dog biscuits. Oh, my! . . . → Read More: Homemade Gifts 2016

Pancake Mix for a Quick Xmas Gift

Happy Holidays! Do you need one more last minute present? Here’s a quick and easy gift to whip up. . . . → Read More: Pancake Mix for a Quick Xmas Gift

Farolitos: DIY Decorating

So I am starting my own game of Christmas CLUE with you today.

Clue #1: Today I am posting very difficult instructions (facetiously typed) for farolitos or luminaries to decorate your driveway or front step.

Clue #2: On Christmas, I will post about the New Mexico state cookie.


Have any guesses as to why . . . → Read More: Farolitos: DIY Decorating

Elixirs for Xmas: Amaretto

Who knew you could make your own Amaretto? I certainly didn’t.

I was struggling for some more Christmas posts and pulled an old cookbook from my library: Gifts from the Kitchen.

Mom had a similar book (back in the day) I loved to go through and dream of all the gifts I would make when . . . → Read More: Elixirs for Xmas: Amaretto

Make Your Own Gift Bags and Go Retro

I become even more retro and vintage at Christmas time. I think as I get older, I enjoy more retro stuff. Er…or maybe it is me that is actually become more vintage.

Anyhoo, I found some old forgotten sticker paper in our office/guest room and I went nuts printing vintage images for packages and gift . . . → Read More: Make Your Own Gift Bags and Go Retro