Recipe: A Riff on The Glass Onion’s Pimento Cheese

One unfortunate aspect of moving back to the Midwest from Florida was the lack of Duke's Mayo. I love the stuff. Don't get me wrong. I'm not an addict. (I can quit anytime I want to!) I just prefer it to other commercial mayos. Hellman's? Nope. Kraft? Huh-uh. Miracle...

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Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady

Oh, Seven Spoons. How I've wronged you. You've been lingering on my book shelf for nearly two years and I've never mentioned you here. Not once. That is a bit of a disservice. OK, full disclaimer. I love this cookbook. Every so often, I pull it from my bookshelf and...

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Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala

We had a slew of recent & upcoming birthdays at work and I, as I typically do, put on a big lunch to celebrate. The celebrants gave me free reign to go wherever my culinary muses led me and this time we went to India. Granted, I can't testify to the absolute...

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An Open Letter to a Teacher Who Failed Me

I'm writing this post because I'm angry. I'm angry on behalf of a 12 year old girl. That girl, once upon a time, was me. Let me describe something that happened to me in junior high. I was at an assembly and the entire student body was packed sardine-like into...

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David Bowie/Aladdin Sane Appliqué Pattern

I designed this appliqué pattern to pay homage to the iconic cover of David Bowie's Aladdin Sane album. I was working on a quilt for a friend and wanted to include a few pillows to send along with it. Being an avid Bowie fan, I decided she needed to have an Aladdin...

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Knitting Project: A More Ladylike Riff on the Man Hat

There is a cold snap forecast to hit Topeka next week so I decided to bust out hats for a pretty awesome couple I know through Silverbackks. Kim's hat is detailed on this post and Ami's is on another. I tend to prefer designs more on the minimal side, with less lace...

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Knitting Project: Aguas Windschief for Ami

This, my friends, was the first knitting project that I've really enjoyed in a very long time. Love the yarn. Malabrigo Rios in a gorgeous colorway. Love the pattern. The Windschief is a fairly quick knit that allows for some mindless knitting while still having...

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Recipe: Cornbread for a Crowd

This is not the prettiest picture of cornbread you'll ever see. It was, however, pretty tasty. However, this past weekend, I cooked enough bean soup and baked enough cornbread to feed 235 people. I was tired, y'all, so pretty pictures weren't at the top of my list....

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Will We Ever Kill The Bug? (Part 4)

At long last, the VW quilt is done. As I type this, it is on its way to my brother. So, whew. One less WIP in the craft room. Here is the finished project: I have mixed feelings about this quilt. I have to admit that I nearly cried when it came back from the longarm...

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Mano’s KC Chiefs Quilt

I have been a quilt finishing fiend lately. This is one that I made for a friend to give to her hubby for Valentine's Day. It was gifted a bit early and she reports that it was a hit! The particulars: Finished Size: Approximately 66″ x 86″ Pattern: No pattern....

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