Canned beans have been a cheap staple in my pantry but now that I know how EASY and inexpensive making refried beans can be, I’ve been making my own. They freeze well too!
Archives for March 2011
How to Build a Children’s Book Collection: Tip One (Alternatively titled: Avoiding the Grocery Store Variety) When I was studying to become an elementary teacher my favorite college professor taught how to spot quality children’s lit and encouraged us to avoid the “grocery store garbage.” “Grocery store garbage,” she defined, are those books (usually containing popular cartoon characters) you can buy at the grocery store checkout. Now I can’t say
My favorite class in college was Children’s Literature. I grew up loving to read, but taking that class sealed the deal for me and even before our kids were born I’d collected a huge stash of children’s books. When we had a few extra dollars, Jared (my studdly English major) and I used to take breaks from our homework to go to the local thrift store and browse the books.
Play with your food? Pretty sure you’ll want to after meeting Jenni of Jenni Price Illustration. I recently discovered Jenni’s blog and after picking my jaw up off the rug and wiping the drool off the keyboard, sent her an e-mail asking if I could feature her and her adorable food art in my new “series,” Creativity Captured. And was thrilled when she said yes! See why?!!!!? (Hang on, there’s
Teriyaki Honey Chicken, rice , and veggies was the first meal I cooked for my husband on one of our first dates as freshmen in college! He must have liked it because here we are 10+ years later! The sweet chicken is still a staple for our family and I especially love that it’s EASY (just dump in a bag!) and that it freezes so well. Come visit me at Once
This is the tutorial that was originally featured on UCreate. . . Time to bring it home! Right now silhouettes are one of my favorite home decor and fashion trends. I love them because they can be made to look subtle and classy, but are also a way to capture and display the detailed charm of your favorite people. I recently created some framed silhouettes for our living room wall and they have become a popular topic