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Written By: Jodi on June 8, 2010 One Comment
Bravely Built

Here’s something you may or may not know about me. I like challenges. I like to try new things to see if I can do them or not. This is a good example of that.

We were offered a baby bunny and I needed a home for him before we could get him. I really wanted a bunny! So I looked online, found a plan, bought wood and went to work.

Written By: Jodi on May 8, 2010 No Comment
Brownie Cookies

So you want some brownies, but you’re out of vegetable oil. Or you don’t like using vegetable oil in general. Or you’re in the mood for cookies but want or need them to be quick and easy with minimal ingredients. Or you’re in the mood for brownies but they are too messy for your purposes. There are lots of reasons why you might want to make brownie cookies, but whatever your reason you really should try these!

Written By: Jodi on April 30, 2010 No Comment
Pink Pillow Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour (I swapped out 1/2 c. of white for unifine wheat flour) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup strawberry-flavor Nestle Nesquik powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs Pre heat oven to 375º F. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in [...]

Written By: Jodi on March 13, 2010 One Comment
Butterscotch Bars – healthier version

The term ‘healthier’ being relative…these are more healthy than the original recipe. I found this version over at Heavenly Homemaker.  Apparently, she took a basic recipe and substituted some healthier ingredients. This version does have a little different taste to it, but it’s good!  I enjoy it alone, but I think some vanilla ice cream [...]

Written By: Jodi on February 23, 2010 3 Comments
Homemade Drop Spindles!

After taking a spinning class last weekend, I realized that the spindle I had was really too small and light to use very well.  I shopped around for a new one and there are a lot of expensive spindles out there!  I did find one that I could buy shipped for $7.50.  I probably would [...]

Written By: Jodi on February 16, 2010 One Comment
Valentine Cupcakes

I’m calling these “Valentine Cupcakes” because that’s what I first made them for, but they can of course be made for any reason at any time. The main trick to making these cupcakes is simply a technique used with the batter. You can really use any recipe that you like.

Written By: Jodi on February 4, 2010 2 Comments
Snickerdoodles and Smoothies

I’ve had a couple of culinary successes lately that I thought I’d share. First up are some Snickerdoodles Blondies. I got the recipe here, from Eat Me, Delicious. Strangely enough this is a vegetarian blog but I have found a lot of good recipes here.  I followed the recipe on the site exactly and they turned [...]

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Written By: Jodi on October 11, 2008 One Comment
Banana Bars

For some reason we never seem to finish all the bananas I buy before they get too ripe.  Which means I have a freezer full of frozen bananas.  I decided that since they’ve started falling out and nearly breaking familial toes, I needed to start using them up.  I love banana bread, but I wanted [...]

Written By: Jodi on July 23, 2008 One Comment
Raspberry Buckle (with photos)

As promised, here is the recipe I used to make my Raspberry Buckle. For those who aren’t familiar with the term ‘buckle’, think coffee cake with fruit.  I’m happy to report that it did turn out nicely. I find red raspberries a bit too tart for me to LOVE them and I’m wondering if I [...]

Written By: Jodi on July 4, 2008 One Comment
Knitting Show Off

As I was reading my Wonder Woman neighbor Gina’s blog today, I realized that I haven’t posted any pictures of my knitting projects here.  At least I don’t think so.  Forgive me if I have and I duplicate anything.  I haven’t been knitting all that long, but I enjoy it and have done quite a [...]

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