October 2010

jessie steele aprons

by amy 22 October 2010

when i started planning this blog, one of the first things i wanted to do was get myself some new aprons. it’s more fun for me to cook, craft + entertain if i feel like i look good while i’m doing it + frankly, my old, frumpy (+ i’m pretty sure, men’s) apron was not [...]

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coconut macaroons

by amy 21 October 2010

when asked to bring a dessert or sweet to a party, coconut macaroons are one of my favorite choices. they are easy to make for a large group, + always are a huge hit. also, it seems like many people have never had them before, + it’s fun to introduce people to new foods, especially [...]

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pumpkin flower vase

by amy 20 October 2010

during this time of year, pumpkins are everywhere from our food to our decor. they’re showing up in pies, soups, muffins, + lattes, as well as on our doorsteps as jack-o-lanterns + on our tables as centerpieces. this craft is quick + easy to make, + returns such lovely results. my version of this is [...]

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pumpkin spice latte

by amy 19 October 2010

when fall rolls around, it seems like everyone is running out to grab one of starbucks’ delicious + addictive pumpkin spice lattes. while they are undoubtedly good, spending $5 on one drink feels a little ridiculous, especially if you’re picking up a few every week. dropping $50 at starbucks each fall? no thank you. especially [...]

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smoked jalapeno burgers + a giveaway!

by amy 18 October 2010

smoked salts + spices are popping up everywhere – on menus, in gourmet magazines, on cooking shows – so i was incredibly pleased when smokehouse salt offered to send me four of their smoked spices – hickory smoked sea salt, hickory smoked jalapeno, hickory smoked onion + pecan smoked hawaiian sugar. initially i was going [...]

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