For reals, just one last one. For less than $2 you too can be the proud owner of an Easter jar that is both cute and sweet. Seriously, Peeps were $1 and the cute little chick on top was $1. The first you can get at any grocery or drug store this time of year. The latter was purchased at the Tiffany’s of dollar stores, … Continue reading After this, not another peep about Easter Jars
Um, well, sort of, kind of $10. Don’t believe or sorta of believe me? Let’s sorta look, shall we? Jars: I am sure they cost me something at some time. Among them you’ll see two jars for sauce, one jam, one salsa, one coconut oil, three small honey, a Ball jar (purchased years ago) and one bottle from salad dressing. Cost to me? Sorta nothing. All … Continue reading Halloween jars: A hauntingly fun (and frugal) notion
I have never been a person who could be characterized as all sweet and mushy. Well, I guess it depends on one’s definition of sweet and mushy. Am I emotionally sweet and mushy? Not really. Am I physically sweet and mushy? Not sure about sweet but mushy, totally. So for Valentine’s Day this year I will get as close to sweet and mushy as I can, … Continue reading Have a sweet, mushy and marshmallowy Valentine’s Day!
October of last year I decided to send an email to a couple of friends who live in the DC area, have children and who might be going to a pumpkin patch. You see, I wanted to join in. I am pretty sure I have never been to a pumpkin patch before. My apologies to my family if I have already been to one, I … Continue reading Pumpkin patches, pumpkin ornaments and pumpkin seed brittle, sounds like Christmas!
Almonds have a special place in my heart. I mean, without them there would be no almond paste or marzipan. And that would be sad. Really sad. But today I am breaking with my normally sweet obsession with almonds and am opting for a more savory and spicy treat. Luckily I had quite a few almonds on hand. Roasting almonds is pretty easy and makes … Continue reading A savory step-up for almonds
Adorable! I know! And so very festive. And the best part, these are the tri-color cookies I made last July. I wanted to test out how long I could freeze these cookies and have them taste the same as the day they were made. Turns out, I can freeze them at least five months. I love you tri-color cookie! But what makes this cookie gift … Continue reading The simple glass jar: Holiday cookie edition
What do you have after you purchase an entire box of clementines and a big ol bag of navel oranges and you have enjoyed just the right amount of candied peel and orange flavored desserts? If you are like me, you have a good number of oranges left over. Have those oranges become a little, I don’t know, stale? Oranges eventually go bad like any fruit and I am not going to … Continue reading Want a green Christmas? Go orange.