Basil Dip! A garden to table superstar
Sep04

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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App 101 – working with type
Aug20

App 101 – working with type

When it comes to your small business or your personal brand having a plan is key, and how you execute the plan (the visual part of you) is what will stay in people’s minds. If you need to add type to an image, or a post, or product you don’t have to be an expert to work with one of my favorite Apps – Phonto. Available in both apple and android. This App is extremely thorough, has over 200 fonts and font families. You...

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COFFEE SOUP
Apr03

COFFEE SOUP

I think this old-fashioned recipe should be the next big thing. It does have some rather odd ingredients like butter, sugar, coffee, and crackers, but I just tried it again and it was delish! My Mom and Grandma Martha would make coffee soup for me on weekends or if I was sick or I think when we had nothing else. I totally forgot about it, then the other day my Mom and I got to talking about funny things like coffee soup and milk toast...

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open me
Feb03

open me

The old box said, “stored December 31, 1995, at 4:30 pm” “open me someday” so 25 years later on December 31 at 4:30 I did just that. Most of the objects in the box were ordinary things like candlesticks, salt and pepper shakers, sugar and creamers, and ashtrays. There were a few long forgotten surprises like the fourleaf clover in the chicken box and the teeth, but before I sent them off to a thrift store I...

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and then this happened…
Jan02

and then this happened…

Digital image timelines are on everyones phone and in the digital cloud, but there are so many other ways to look back. Here is a fun mini time capsule project I do with objects and the little stories around them. You can do it for a month or ten years or anything in between. It can be done with a family or a business or a friend group. Tell the short story on a piece of paper, something that happened on a certain day. If there is an...

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Date & nut cookies. Pretty. Ugly. Yummy.
Nov22

Date & nut cookies. Pretty. Ugly. Yummy.

A tasty dose of dried fruit adds sweetness to these moist, cakey goodies. I switch up the fruit and sometimes add candied ginger for a sweeter taste. Makes about 60 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 t baking powder 3/4 pound dates, pitted and roughly chopped 2 cups pecans, roughly chopped 1/2 cup dark raisins 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup dried cherries 3 large eggs 1/2 cup PLUS 2 T sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 T fresh lemon juice 2 t pure...

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