Getting Started with Canning

Lots of my friends are always impressed with my canning creations.  But I have a secret: canning is really REALLY easy.  Seriously, I did not grow up in a house where canning existed.  Hell, my mom barely cooks and doesn’t bake at all.  Canning wasn’t happening! But, that doesn’t mean canning is for everyone.  Personally, … Continue reading

Gender Reveal: Cupcakes & Cigars

We recently had our baby shower – I say “our,” because while I had a tea with my girlfriends, Teddy went out to a bar with his guys.  We decided to do a gender reveal at the shower, because I hate hate HATE gender-normative baby clothes.  I just could not deal with the idea of … Continue reading

Recipe Review: Vintage Lemonade

It’s not really accurate to say this is a recipe review, because I’ve been using this recipe for 2 or 3 years now.  But it’s definitely one of my favorite drink recipes and is in the fridge pretty much all summer, so I wanted to share the awesomeness. I found this vintage lemonade recipe on … Continue reading

Pinterest Recipe Review: Cinnamon Bun Pecan Pie

I found this recipe through Pinterest – it’s a Cinnamon Bun Pecan Pie.  Whoot!  Sounds awesomesauce.  I had a lunch with some of my girlfriends coming up, and this sounded like a great dessert to bring along. I followed the recipe pretty much exactly. Honestly, I have absolutely never understood people who find a recipe … Continue reading

I’m so excited for canning!

I’m hoping to be able to get down to the market next week and find something yummy to can.  It’s kind of hectic around here – I’m helping organize a silent auction and becoming obsessed with checking various websites for on-sale baby stuff – but a batch of marmalade would be pretty awesome to get … Continue reading

Award Winning Marmalade

Wow, I was going through my old posts and realized I never put this up. Did you know I have an award-winning marmalade?  Crazy, right! I guess it was a little over a year ago I seriously started canning, mostly for fun and to give gifts to friends.  On a lark, I entered one in … Continue reading

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