Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting
Oct17

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting This recipe is adapted from the kitchens of Martha Stewart. I have been making it every fall for at least ten years, it’s an easy recipe that always makes a moist, delicious spice infused cake, with a surprising honey icing finish. Cake One stick unsalted butter- melted 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 T baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 1/2 t cinnamon 3/4 t ginger 1/2 t nutmeg 1/8 t allspice 1/8 t ground cloves...

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good girl!
Sep19

good girl!

It’s not often my design world & baking world unite, but in this case, it was an act of love. Ollie, one of the dogs in my life inspired these biscuits named Ollie’s Kookies. Of course, she supervised the baking and had the final sign off on the label design! We give them out as presents to her friends and sell them around town. If you want to make them for your pups, here’s the recipe. I have been perfecting it for a while...

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Basil Dip! A garden to table superstar
Aug30

Basil Dip! A garden to table superstar

This is one of the best summertime appetizers ever, and easy to make. I like to keep this dish seasonal, something to look forward to this time of year when basil is everywhere, especially gardens and farm markets. Serve with homemade pita chips. Basil Dip 3 cups packed fresh basil leaves 3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup pine nuts 2 large garlic cloves (I mince mine) 3 or 4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice...

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Take a minute and ________.
May20

Take a minute and ________.

Tucked in a corner of our outdoor space, we have a couple of chairs where you might sit for a minute to talk, or relax, or write on our dream board. It was originally made for a party but we noticed it was always changing so we left it up and now it is part of our landscape. People of all ages use it. Sometimes it’s funny and sometimes it is thoughtful. I am sure there are a million different ways you could make one, ours is made out...

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color the world
May07

color the world

Try this, it is something completely different and will change how you see color, and the color in your world. Pick a color, I change the color every time I do this. Like green. Then look for it, notice the color throughout your day how the light affects it, where it is natural, and where we have used color to blend in or stand out. Notice how many variations of the color there are. This can turn into a fascinating exercise. Trends,...

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Pretty.  Simple.
Apr21

Pretty. Simple.

Teacup, shallow bowl, anything that can hold a bit of water can hold a single flower or six or more. A moving composition, by...

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