Mason Jar Pin Cushion

 I made this one at the public library.

Learn to make your own right here

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Nachos for Dinner(YES)!

Yes, it’s okay to have Nachos for dinner!!!

  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Get the full recipe at Martha

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Image: She Cleans (Nachos before baking)


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Art for Book Lovers…

My home overflows with books…this art work would be a great accompaniment to my collection.

Ideal Bookshelf 771p: Southern Lit


"Unchained" print by Obvious State
Image: Obvious State

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Penne Pasta w/ Mini Meatballs

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Another easy dinner recipe from Family Circle, chances are you have most of the ingredients needed on-hand. I used penne rather than ziti pasta.

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, trimmed, cleaned and grated
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg

Complete Recipe @ Family Circle

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Noodle Bowl




noodle bowl
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I found this recipe in one of my issues of Family Circle and I must say it was delicious. I’d never tried rice stick noodles before but I was not disappointed. I made one substitution, the recipe called for sugar snap peas, I opted to use green beans instead.


12 oz rice stick noodles

2 scallions, trimmed and sliced

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil Toasted sesame seeds

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets(about 3/4 lb)

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 pkg(5 oz) of mushrooms

4 oz string beans

2 large carrots

Get the full recipe from Family Circle

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Chile-Lime Cashews


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You are going to love these…I promise. As usual, my girl, Martha Stewart’s recipe was the inspiration.

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Ms. Kay’s Chocolate Candy with Peanuts

2016 is upon us and true to form the days are already flying by. Before you know it, it will be Superbowl Sunday and soon after that Valentine’s Day.  In keeping with snacks for the big game and perhaps sweets for you sweetheart, you should totally make this candy for one if not both occasions. Why? It’s super-easy and super-cheap to make. My dear friend Ms. Kay turned me on this recipe years ago and I haven’t stopped making it since.

You’ll need:

2 bags of Chocolate Chips(I used semi-sweet)

1 bag of Peanut Butter Chips

1 jar of Unsalted Dry-roasted Peanuts

Medium-size microwave safe dish


Combine chocolate and peanut butter chips in microwave safe dish and microwave for about 5 minutes.

Check the consistency after  5 minutes and go another minute of two if you need to but do not over-cook the chips.

Stir to combine chocolate and peanut butter chips and then stir in the unsalted dry-roasted peanuts.

Spread this concoction onto an ungreased cookie sheet and pop it into the freezer for a few hours…overnight is best.

Once set, break into bite size pieces…and store in an airtight container.

candy raw

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