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Christmas Snacks

Christmas Snacks

Five days to go!  When I was a kid, my parents always hosted Christmas.  My Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins descended upon the house with brightly colored tins full of homemade cookies, cakes and candies that we only had at Christmas.  Among my favorites were Aunt Florence’s chewy ginger cookies, Cousin Noel’s bright green sticky […]

Easy Crockpot Risotto

Easy Crockpot Risotto

18 Days until Christmas!  Yesterdays luncheon at The Quarter Stitch I’m declaring a total success!  We had a packed house, great fun and loads of laughs.  I was proud to take my daughter, Caroline, she had a good time and was very helpful.  Especially when we swapped the ornaments. 😉  I am intensely competitive when […]

Party Prep

Party Prep

21 Days to Go!   Today was a whirlwind of party prep!  We got all the food shopping done and spent the afternoon wrapping the gifts for the shop’s luncheon/Christmas party.  Each one contains a brightly printed Erin Lane project bag.  As knitters do we ever have enough bags?   The tags are made with […]

Easy Watergate Cake

Easy Watergate Cake

My favorite thing about working with a large group of ladies, is of course the conversation.  On any given day in our tidy,  creative little yarn shop, the conversations can range from politics, to pop culture to parenting, all with in 5 minutes.  We solve all the worlds problems, laugh, and we talk about food…… […]

Corn Pudding to the Rescue

Corn Pudding to the Rescue

8am Monday Morning.  Mr. Fix-it is already at work, I’m getting Andy ready for school, and my phone chirps. Mr. Fix- it – “Today is the office Thanksgiving Feast, what can you make?” Me – “Ummm…….. I might have everything to make corn pudding?” Mr. Fix-it – “That would be great!” Me – “I must […]

A Cake for Mom

A Cake for Mom

The most frequent question I receive is, “How did you learn to do that?”  The short answer is that I don’t necessarily need to know how to do something before I attempt it………really.  The long answer is that I was fortunate to have a mom that really supported, (almost), every crazy idea I ever had.   […]

Brunswick County Chow

Brunswick County Chow

Hey Y’all it’s Mr.Fix-it!  Claire has been so busy working on projects, she asked me to help her out with a ‘guest’ post.  I thought I’d share a recipe I just made up.  It’s a great snack, a combination of salty and sweet and perfect for the season. 1 bag of Candy Corn 1 jar of […]

Gran

Gran

This is a post I have been putting off for some time now.  I’ve started it twice before and spent countless hours trying to write it in my head.  My Grandmother, Claire Alvis Phipps, was an amazing lady.  She passed away two weeks ago at the age of 97.  I so wish I could share […]

Slopping Sauce

Slopping Sauce

Happy Fourth of July!  It is a spectacular sunny day here in Southeastern NC, after weeks of rain!  I hope that everyone on the other side of this screen is enjoying their families and spending a little time giving thanks for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.  Our family celebrates the same way every year, […]