Monthly Archives: December 2010

Simple Scarf

My photography will never do this scarf justice.  It is simply beautiful.  And it is so soft. The yarn used to make this scarf has been sitting in my stash for about a year now.  It has not been there … Continue reading

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Chalice Lace Knit Hat

For many months, I have meant to make a hat for my friend, Maria.  Okay, if I’m being honest, it has probably been closer to a year and a half.  While flipping through my Encyclopedia of Knitting I came across … Continue reading

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A Quick Coffee Tip

A quick tip for the day. When making hot cocoa from a packet try using coffee instead of milk or water. A fast, easy, cheap way to have a mocha. Yum!

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Flamestrike Soup

This is probably my husband’s favorite thing I cook.  It is an adaptation from a recipe in one of his old Dragon Lance books. We make no pretense about our dorkiness. We have been making it for years, changing things … Continue reading

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Variations on a Snickerdoodle: Cocoa and Vanilla Chai

Snickerdoodles just might be my favorite cookie.  The more I make them, the more I love them.  My friend, Mary, over on Books and Bites has an excellent recipe that comes out perfect every time.  You can see my step-by-step … Continue reading

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Velvety, Homemade Pumpkin Soup Recipe

A few weeks ago something unusual happened at my house:  it snowed.  Not only is snow rare here in our part of NC, it was unseasonably early.  So much so, that there were still pumpkins out on the front porch.  … Continue reading

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Buckeye Balls: Candy Recipe

Anyone from Ohio knows that aside being the mascot for Ohio State, and a type of tree that has a nut that looks like this. A buckeye is also a delicious peanut butter and chocolate candy that looks like this. … Continue reading

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Quickie Socks

For almost a year I have owned The Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp, and last week I finally decided to go through it and find a pattern that would work with some yarn I already had in the house.  … Continue reading

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Simple, Beautiful, Knit Baby Blanket

I made this blanket a few weeks ago, as a favor for a friend. It came out lovely, for such a simple garter stitch blanket.  Usually I am not a big fan of making blankets, but the yarn was so … Continue reading

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Not Quite my Grandma’s Stuffing: Vegan Holiday Stuffing Recipe

If you ask anyone in my family what is the best part of Thanksgiving, without a doubt the answer will be Grandma’s stuffing.  So, when I moved away from Ohio to North Carolina and didn’t come home for the first … Continue reading

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