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Banana Pineapple Bread

This bread proves that necessity is indeed the mother of invention. I needed to use up an overripe banana, but knew one wasn’t enough for banana bread. 206 more words


DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays are around the corner and it’s crunch time with trying to find gifts for everyone on your lists. From family and friends, to co-workers and holiday parties, the lists can get long and sometimes it’s hard to find the right gift for someone. 435 more words

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German Nut Nougat

After experimenting with dark Chocolate Truffles, I wanted to come up with something equally delicious for my dad who loves milk chocolate and nuts. I remembered that German nougat has these exact ingredients and discovered that this confection is better known in the United States asĀ  263 more words


Homemade toddler Christmas gift: a story jar

I’ve been writing this blog for nearly a year now – it started in January as something very personal to fill that ‘post baby book’ gap where my little one’s formative years risked disappearing into hazy memories and blurry iPhone snaps. 531 more words


Easy Chocolate Truffles

I discovered these truffles last year. I was shelving DVDs as part of my library job and serendipitously found myself with this instructive 2-disc set… 376 more words


Cinnamon Stars

In my teens, I spent several Christmas seasons trying to figure out how to make “Zimtsterne,” the ultimate German Christmas cookies. I tried numerous recipes and experimented with the notoriously sticky dough and the often soggy glaze. 388 more words


Perfect and Easy Christmas Gift for the Ladies in Your Life

It’s that time of year, the wonderful holiday season, my favorite time of year. The stressful part of it is the spending money on gifts, trying to come up with what to get for everyone or you don’t know whether you should make a gift or just buy one. 425 more words