Halloween jars: A hauntingly fun (and frugal) notion

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

Have a sweet, mushy and marshmallowy Valentine’s Day!

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!

Pumpkin patches, pumpkin ornaments and pumpkin seed brittle, sounds like Christmas!

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!

A savory step-up for almonds

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

Want a green Christmas? Go orange.

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.