Crafts and Recipes Category


summer jams

While DanO and I sit here on this beautiful summer evening, him watching the History Channel and the educational programming thereof, me feeling the stabs, jabs and pokes of Nugget, it feels like a good setting for some candor: I paid way too much for something in order to feel good about myself. No, not… Read more »


best ever tuna casserole

“That’s the best tuna casserole I’ve ever had!” -DanO No, seriously, he said that last night after trying the recipe I tweaked a bit from the one in my Betty Crocker cookbook. It brought tears to my eyes. Here’s the recipe the way I made it!* *blanket statements of amazingness from spouse not included. Ingredients:… Read more »


craftiness is next to godliness

I want to quilt. And not a crappy school-project quilt like I made last spring for class, even though it totally rocked as a way to earn an A in western literature. I want to make and decorate cakes that look professional. This could come in handy for friends’ weddings and showers, and also for… Read more »


a bleu ribbon weekend

Weekend Low: 28¬∞ and Pearl’s persistent limp in her back leg. We can’t figure out if it’s the muscle or what. Poor puppy. Weekend High: 61¬∞ and enjoying Dan-o’s marvelous BBQ concoction in our backyard with friends on a sunny 61¬∞ day. We’ve all heard of the sympathy weight phenomenon, and I think I’ve isolated… Read more »